Pacifica Chrysanthemum – Propagating

Q: I purchased a Pacifica chrysanthemum two years ago. It has become my favorite ground cover and in fall, the daisy-like yellow flowers are thrilling. How do I propagate it to other parts of my garden?

A: I think you’re referring to Chrysanthemum pacificum and it is indeed a great plant. Propagation is easy. Take a four-inch tip cutting and insert the lower half into potting soil that is a bit on the soggy side. Cover with an upturned clear jar and place in a shady spot. The cutting will have roots in two weeks and can be transplanted into your garden in four weeks.