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CHRYSANTHEMUM (AUTUMN CRESCENDO™ SERIES)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM( AUTUMN CRESCENDO™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Hardy Chrysanthemum

General Description

Chrysanthemums in the Autumn Crescendo™ Series bear colorful, daisy-like blooms on bushy, mounding, winter-hardy plants. Cultivars in this series were selected by Rika Bronsther of Hempstead, New York, from seedlings of the variety 'Apricot' (aka 'Sheffield Pink'). Their 2.5- to 3.5-inch (7 to 9 cm), yellow or pink blooms appear from late summer into fall. Plants form expanding clumps of deeply lobed, pungently scented leaves.

Grow these hardy perennials in full sun and well-drained garden loam. Cut them back heavily in late spring to encourage a bushier, more compact habit. Their late-season flowers blend well with ornamental grasses and blue aconitums, and can be cut for arrangements.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    18"-30" / 45.7cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No