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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Balsas' PP15331
The colorful garden mum 'Balsas' bears lovely purple-red daisy blooms on dense, well-branched stems. This Dutch introduction adopts an upright habit and has strong free-flowering stems that are great for cutting. It was bred by Jozef A. J. Kester of De Lier, Netherlands.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial has dense, branched stems lined with dark green, fragrant, lobed leaves. It begins flowering in fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its showy flowers are large and cover the upright plant. They are visited by butterflies as the insects prepare to migrate, lay eggs or find shelter for winter.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, most mums are grown as annuals including 'Balsas.' Plants are more reliably hardy if you wait to cut their spent branches back in mid-spring. Spring is also the best time to divide them, if necessary. Mums are often pinched back in late spring or early summer to encourage a neater habit and heavier fall flowering.
The vibrant flowers of 'Balsas' will complement any colorful fall display and add a fresh touch to container plantings and tabletop displays.
9 - 2
7 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m (2)
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange, Pink, Rose, Burgundy, Orange Red, Bronze
Single, Double, Semi-Double
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border
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