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Hardy Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Hardy chrysanthemum is a Fall-flowering perennial, providing attractive mounded foliage, showy blooms, and cut-flowers just as many other landscape plants are beginning to lose their seasonal luster.

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Chrysanthemum x morifolium

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Chrysanthemum x morifolium Plant Information

Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum x morifolium
Common Name: hardy chrysanthemum
Family: Asteraceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, container plantings, cutflowers
Plant Form: upright, rounded
Height: 1 - 3 feet
Spread: 1 - 3 feet
Foliage: lobed, dark- to gray-green leaves wih pubescence on upper surface and gray underside

medium-textured foliage
Flower: many different ray and disc flower forms and petal shapes in white, yellow, orange, rust, maroon, purple, or pink
Bloom Period: Fall
Sun: light shade - full sun
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: well-drained, moist soil
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 5 - 8
Native Range: Asia
Maintenance: supplemental nitrogen

deadhead flowers to encourage blooming

Spring pinching to encourage branching

prone to breakage and physical damage
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to viral infections, leaf spots, and bacterial blights

aphids and spider mites can be issues
Additional Notes: excellent plant for fall color and very popular cutflower

white flowers can be dyed any color via colored vase water

day-neutral cultivars are less dependent on photoperiod to trigger blooming, thus lengthening the effective flowering time

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