|These sun-loving flowers have been garden favorites for centuries. They bloom in summer and fall in all colors except blue, and flowers range from the immense, showy Florists' Chrysanthemum to button-sized. The foliage has divided leaves with a strong scent. Use in borders or containers for cut flowers. The common name 'Daisy' usually refers to some kind Chrysanthemum, and "mums", to the fall-blooming hybrids sold in florists' shops. There are many other types as well, including annuals, perennials and subshrubs. Some of these are not called Chrysanthemums because the genus has been divided and renamed, so ask your local nursery. Shallow-rooted, they need moist soil and regular fertilizing. Pinch tips until mid-summer or when flowering begins. Divide plants in spring, discarding the "woody" parts. Cut back regularly to promote bloom. Leafminer causes unsightly squiggly lines on older leaves. Consult your nursery for controls.
These much-loved pot and border plants have more than a dozen flower types. These Mums have shapes from Anemone to Spoon, Semidouble to Single, Quill to Spider. All are different sizes and colors.
Attributes - Chrysanthemum x morifolium
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Early Fall through Late Fall
Flower Color: Lavender, Magenta, Orange, Peach, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Height: 1 ft. to 4 ft. 6 in.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Container Plants, Cut Flowers, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Spider Mites.