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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium (BRUNETTE BARBIE™)

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Brunette Yobarbie' (BRUNETTE BARBIE™, BARBIE™ SERIES) PP21322

Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Brunette Yobarbie'( BRUNETTE BARBIE™, BARBIE™ SERIES) PP21322

Plant Common Name

Decorative Chrysanthemum

General Description

The compact, late-blooming garden mum Brunette Barbie™ bears profuse decorative blooms of bronzy orange-red from early- to mid-fall. This Yoder introduction adopts a pleasing cushion habit ideal for beds and planting containers.

In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial has dense, branched stems lined with rich green, fragrant, lobed leaves. Its showy fully double flowers cover the well-branched, mounded 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 Brunette Barbie™. 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 subtle but colorful flowers of Brunette Barbie™ will compliment any colorful fall display and add a fresh touch to container plantings or indoor flower displays.

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"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm

  • Width

    12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm

  • 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

    Orange, Orange Red, Copper, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    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, Edging, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No