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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium (BLUSH™ ORANGE)

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium (BLUSH™ ORANGE, BLUSH™ SERIES)

Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium( BLUSH™ ORANGE, BLUSH™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Pot Chrysanthemum, Single Chrysanthemum

General Description

The chrysanthemum Blush™ Orange produces numerous large, deep golden-yellow, greenish-eyed "daisies" on dense, mounded, 10- to 16-inch (25 to 40 cm) plants. The 4- to 5.5-inch-wide (10 to 14 cm), single to semi-double blooms appear in autumn under "natural" conditions, but greenhouse-grown plants will flower about 8 weeks after 2 weeks of exposure to "long nights" (13.5 hours or more). This vegetatively propagated mum was introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio. It is grown and sold as a seasonal pot plant.

Chrysanthemum × morifolium is an old-time favorite for fall gardens and greenhouse displays. This herbaceous perennial originated in eastern Asia, where it has long been cultivated for its showy blooms and fragrant, deeply lobed foliage. Hundreds of mum varieties are grown today.

Like most mums, Blush™ Orange thrives in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Pinch back developing stems to encourage a tidier habit and heavier flowering. Disbudded plants produce extra-large blooms.

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

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm

  • Width

    12"-20" / 30.5cm - 50.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Fall, Indeterminate

  • 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

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Green, Orange, Gold

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, 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, Cutflower, Hanging Basket, Houseplant

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No