The following uses are for the closely related D. indica. They quite possibly also apply to this species.
The flower heads are pickled in vinegar.
Young leaves - cooked.
An aromatic tea is made from the leaves.
. No more details are given but it is very small and would be rather fiddly to use.
There are no edible uses listed for Dendranthema lavandulifolium.
The following uses are for the closely related D. indicum. They quite possibly also apply to this species.
The seed contains about 16% of a semi-drying oil, but no information is given as to its uses
. The seed is rather small, commercial extraction is probably not viable[K].
There are no material uses listed for Dendranthema lavandulifolium.
The flowers are hypotensive and vasodilator
. They have an antibacterial action, inhibiting the growth of Staphylococcus, E. coli, streptococcus, C. diphtheriae, Bacillus dysenteriae
. The flowers are used in the treatment of furuncle, scrofula, deep-rooted boils, inflammation of the throat, eyes and cervix, eczema, itchiness of the skin and hypertension
There are no medicinal uses listed for Dendranthema lavandulifolium.
Seed - sow spring to early summer in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed
. It usually germinates in 10 - 18 days at 15°c but if it does not germinate within 4 weeks then try chilling the seed for 3 weeks in the salad compartment of a fridge
. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
Division in spring. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.
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Succeeds in most well-drained fertile soils in a sunny position
This species is closely related to D. indicum.
When bruised, the foliage has a pungent refreshing fragrance that is somewhat lemon-like and reminiscent of chamomile
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Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Dendranthema lavandulifolium. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Dendranthema lavandulifolium.
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