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Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum morifolium ( syn. Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum )
Pronunciation: krih-ZAN-thuh-mum more-ih-FOE-lee-um
Common Name: garden mum, florist's mum
Family Name: Asteraceae
Plant Type: Flowering cut plant, Annual, Flowering pot plant
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, rough surface with 5 lobes, each lobe serrated, blade extends the length of the petiole; inflorescence heads with bright, daisy-like ray florets, available in many colours depending on cultivar.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China (Chrysanthemum vestitum , C. indicum x C. lavandulifolium x C. nankingense )
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: High
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Floristry, Group or mass planting, Indoor plant, Medicinal plant, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google
garden mum, florist's mum
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Distinctive smell, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Pinnately lobed, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Head (capitulum)
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Corolla Shape:Ligulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Magenta, Violet, Red, White, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Bronze
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Achene
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Nov

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Medium indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Bacterial leaf spot, Earwigs, Leaf miner insect, Mildew, Mites, Mold, Root rot, Rust, Thrips, Virus, ( Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
Specific Pests: Pseudomonas cichorii
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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