Glebionis coronaria
Glebionis coronaria

Glebionis coronaria

Regular price $12.00 Save $-12.00

perfect for pollinators

Formerly called Chrysanthemum coronarium, this is an edible Chrysanthemum and is, in fact, an heirloom plant and is considered a vegetable!  Whilst many Chrysanthemums are in fact edible, the flavours can vary widely from sweet to bitter and even peppery, this one is quite mild in flavour. 

Also known as shungiko - meaning “Spring Chrysanthemum” - both the flowers and leaves are edible, especially the tender shoots and young leaves. Other names include garland chrysanthemum, chrysanthemum greens, crown daisy and kikuna amongst others. The leaves are tender and slightly crunchy with mild, grassy, and sweet notes. The herbaceous flavour is similar to young mustard greens or spinach. 

The flowers certainly add a burst of sunshine to the garden and it is often commented upon asking what it is - we have planted it with purple flowers and we get so many comments on this pretty flower.

A short-lived perennial so you will get a few years from it but you can always capture seed. Grow in full sun in a moist but well-drained soil.

Height to about 80cm x 45cm Wide


Plant size: PB2 - Equivalent 1.2 litres


If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


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