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Chrysanthemum (Rubellum Group)

Previously known as:

  • Chrysanthemum rubellum
  • Chrysanthemum × rubellum
  • Dendranthema × rubellum
Phonetic Spelling
kris-AN-the-mum
Description

Hardy Chrysanthemum, a hardy perennial unlike some other Chrysanthemums, comes in many colors and looks beautiful in a mass planting.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Chrysanthemum
    Family:
    Asteraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia to Indo-China, Subarctic America, to Canada
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Mounding
    Oval
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Head
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    The composite head is composed of a yellow center (called disk flowers) and petals of either pink, cream, white, red, or lavender (called ray flowers).
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves at the bottom (4 inches) are longer than those are the top and have more defined margins (generally dentate and lobed) compared to the newer/top leaves.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Walkways
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups