Chrysanthemum x morifolium Ramat.

Hardy Garden Mum

Family: Compositae

Genus: Chrysanthemum

Category: Perennial

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: To 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Can take light shade but prefer full sun. Well-drained soil. Pinch back in early summer to make plants more bushy. Grown for the showy flowers in autumn. Flowers can be red, orange, yellow, white or lavender.



Published in J. Hist. Nat. 2: 240 in 1792.

Synonym is Anthemis grandiflora Ramat.

Complex hybrid including Chrysanthemum indicum L.


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