• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Compact habit; quickly reaches 18 in. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Double Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring into Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:lew-KANTH-ih-mum soo-PER-bum
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Compact habit; quickly reaches 18 in. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring into Summer
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasAdd to foundation plantings for easy care color. An essential of the cottage garden partnered with other casual, easy-care perennials. Though wholly of garden origin it is strongly aligned with the perennials of the American prairie and belongs in beds and meadows with them. Super with native plants and naturalizes beautifully in wild gardens, even in dry western climates. Highbrow enough to use in estate settings and massed formal beds with a box hedge perimeter.
    Companion PlantsTickseed (Coreopsis); Speedwell (Veronica); Salvia (Salvia); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Blanket Flower (Gaillardia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average, well-drained soils; does not tolerate poorly drained, soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Remove spent flower stems to maintain tidy appearance. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    An exclusive Monrovia introduction, from award-winning breeder Terra Nova Nurseries of the United States. King's Crown™ was selected for its stand-out fully double blooms with fantastic yellow coloring.