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AJANIA pacifica 'Mimosa Gold'

Image of Ajania pacifica 'Mimosa Gold' (MIMOSA SERIES)

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

AJANIA pacifica 'Mimosa Gold'( MIMOSA SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Creeping Pacific Chrysanthemum, Pacific Chrysanthemum

General Description

The pretty gold flowers of ‘Mimosa Gold’ Pacific chrysanthemum light up the late season garden. This compact cultivar has a uniform habit and is very easy to grow.

Pacific chrysanthemum is a spreading perennial with attractive deep green silver-edged foliage. It originates from Japan where it exists along exposed coastline and slopes. It spreads via rhizomes and can become quite aggressive if grown in good soil and provided regular water, though cultivars in the Mimosa Series spread more slowly.

In the late fall ‘Mimosa Gold’ becomes covered with attractive clusters of gold button-like flowers. Once spent, these can be cut back to make best of the pretty evergreen to semi-evergreen foliage.

Plant Pacific chrysanthemum in full to partial sun and average soil with good drainage. It can be quite drought and salt tolerant once established and is best grown in rock gardens or as groundcover for sunny sites. It is also amenable to containers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    A2, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    8"-10" / 20.3cm - 25.4cm (10)

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m (3)

  • Bloom Time

    Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Gold

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Light Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green, Silver

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Groundcover, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No