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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Amandola'

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Amandola'

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Amandola'

Plant Common Name

Amandola Chrysanthemum, Quill Chrysanthemum

General Description

The lovely chrysanthemum 'Amandola' freely produces lavender-rose flowers with quill-like petals. It is early flowering and ideal for decorative planting in late-summer or early fall.

In spring, this cushion-forming herbaceous perennial develops stems lined with medium green, fragrant, lobed leaves. Flowers appear in very late summer and last for several weeks. The numerous blooms are somewhat spider-like with narrow petals of irregular length. Their lavender-rose color is steadfast and seems to hold up well in heat.

Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Cushion mums such as this are usually treated as annuals, though they tend to survive in regions where winters are milder. This selection looks brilliant when planted in masses and is a great companion to ornamental grasses, goldenrods, stonecrops and compact asters. If added to a container, it will evoke an elegant yet subdued look with its cool pastel tones.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 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, Partial Sun

  • Height

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Rose, Lavender

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Dried Flower / Everlasting, Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes