- Flower nameSanvitalia
- Scientific nameSanvitalia
- AliasSanvitalia, ジャノメギク, 蛇目菊
- Place of originsouthwestern United States to Guatemala,and Mexico
- Place of floweringGarden
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October, November
What is Sanvitalia
Sanvitalia (Scientific name: Sanvitalia) is an annual plant of the genus Asteraceae, native to the southwestern United States to Guatemala, and Mexico. In Japanese name it is called janome-gikku. Because the plant height is low, it spreads to crawl on the ground, so it is suitable for the ground cover.
The flowers bloom about 2 cm in diameter for a long time from spring to autumn. The tongue-shaped flower of the head flower is yellow. As representative varieties, there are Procumbens species (Sanvitalia procumbens) with a brownish tubular flower and S. speciosa species (S. speciosa) with a yellow tubular flower. Million sun (Sanvitalia speciosa ‘Million Sun’) is a S. speciosa species with a yellow tubular flower, and is an award winning variety of Floroselect (European Flora New Species Screening Association) 2010 pension award.
General name: Sanvitalia, Scientific name: Sanvitalia, also: Janomegiku (serpent eye chrysanthemum), Living type: annual herb, Plant height: 10 to 20 cm, leaf shape: egg shape with pointed tip, flowering stage: May to November, flower diameter: 2 to 2.5 cm.