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Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Hardy Chrysanthemum
Classification Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum x morifolium
  Common Name: Hardy Chrysanthemum
  Family: Asteraceae
  Location Index: HG10
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings

Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

  Height: 1 - 3 feet
  Spread: 1 - 3 feet
  Bloom Period: fall
  Flower Color: white, yellow, orange, rust, maroon, purple, pink
  Flower: many different ray and disc flower forms and petal shapes
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: lobed, dark- to gray-green leaves wih pubescence on upper surface and gray underside
Environment USDA Zone: zones 5 - 8
  Native Range: Asia
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained

  Heat Tolerance: medium
Care Maintenance: supplemental nitrogen

deadhead flowers to encourage blooming

spring pinching to encourage branching
  Liabilities: prone to breakage and physical damage

leaf spots

bacterial blights

susceptible to viral infections


spider mites
More Additional Notes: excellent plant for fall color

very popular cutflower

white flowers can be dyed any color via colored vase water
  Cultivars/Varieties: day-neutral cultivars are less dependent on photoperiod to trigger blooming, thus lengthening the effective flowering time
Chrysanthemum x morifolium

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