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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Arezzo'

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Arezzo'

Plant Common Name

Arezzo Chrysanthemum, Belgian Hardy Chrysanthemum

General Description

The fully double salmon-red flowers of this decorative mum blend beautifully with other fall-blooming plants. Bred in Belgium, ‘Arezzo’ is a heavily-flowering selection that adopts that perfect cushion mum habit.

In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with medium green fragrant lobed leaves. In mid-fall, ‘Arezzo’ starts to bloom and will continue for several weeks. Its flowers cover the plants so densely it is hard to see the foliage below. The blooms have multiple rows of salmon-red petals with some revealing a dull orange center.

Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, most mums are grown as annuals to include ‘Arezzo’, though it will survive in regions with modestly cold winters.

It looks brilliant when planted in masses and is a great companion to ornamental grasses, goldenrods, stonecrops, and asters.

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 (2)

  • Width

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

  • Bloom Time

    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

    Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Salmon

  • 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

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No