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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Blushing Christine'( CHRISTINE SERIES) PP09904
The hardy chrysanthemum 'Blushing Christine' produces masses of double, coral-orange, red-tinged blossoms on densely branched, dome-shaped, 10- to 18-inch (25 to 45 cm) plants. The 2.5-inch-wide (6 cm), many-petaled blooms open in late summer and early autumn, midway in the fall "mum" season. Christine Series cultivars were introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio, and are available only as vegetatively propagated plants.
C. × morifolium originated in eastern Asia, where this herbaceous perennial has been cultivated and bred for many centuries. Its many cultivars are grown for their showy blooms, which are borne above clumps of fragrant, deeply lobed leaves.
Like most mums, those in the Christine Series thrive in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Although typically planted as seasonal annuals, they can be used as garden perennials in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 9. Pinch back developing flowering stems to encourage a tidier habit and heavier flowering.
9 - 1
6 - 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
10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm
14"-22" / 35.6cm - 55.9cm
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Orange, Coral, Orange Red
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border
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