The shevati is also known as daisy of florist or hardy garden mum.
The Shevati plant is widely cultivated in the temperate regions of the world.
The plant has an architectural feature. It produces attractive pink flowers during late summer and fall and many cultivar flowers in spring too.
The Chrysanthemum is fairly easy to grow and to maintain.
The Shevati flowers after three months of sowing and has a long flowering period.
The regions which receive a low rainfall during the rainy season are considered ideal for the growth of Shevati.
The plant can survive in a temperature of 20 to 27 degrees Celsius.
The Shevati can grow up to a maximum height of 3 metres.
The Shevati plant should be exposed to full sun for perfect growth.
The plant is considered ideal to be placed in a sunny location. However, it can also survive when planted in a region that gets light shade.
The Shevati should be watered once in a week throughout the year.
The amount of watering may be reduced when the plant receives natural rainfall.
The plant should not be allowed to stand in water as it leads to root rot.
General purpose fertiliser should be applied to the plant to get more flowers
The perfect time for the application of fertilisers is late winter.
During spring, the plant should be supplied with organic matter such as well rotted manure in order to aid growth.
The soil should be kept moist so as to support the extensive root system. It is advisable to add compost into the plant bed during spring as it helps in good water drainage and maintenance of fertility.
In order to obtain best results choose well drained and moderately fertile soil.
The Chrysanthemum leaves are used as greens in Chinese cuisines.
The small chrysanthemum flowers are used as Sashimi garnish in Japan.
Due to the attractive pink coloured flowers it produces, the plant is widely used for ornamental purposes.
The plant also possesses many medicinal properties such as anti inflammatory, anti gout and anti thrombic properties.