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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Cedar Falls'

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Cedar Falls' PP13068

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Cedar Falls' PP13068

Plant Common Name

Single Chrysanthemum

General Description

The well-branched free-flowering garden mum 'Cedar Falls' bears large daisy blooms of red in fall. This pretty introduction adopts a pleasing cushion habit ideal for beds and planting containers and was bred by Peter Wain of Locksheath, Great Britain.

In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial has dense, branched stems lined with rich green, fragrant, lobed leaves. It begins flowering in early fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its showy red daisy flowers are large and have yellow eyes. These cover the well-branched, mounded plants and are visited by butterflies as the insects prepare for winter.

Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, most mums are grown as annuals including 'Cedar Falls.' 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 'Cedar Falls' will complement 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

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

  • Width

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

  • Bloom Time

    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

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • 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

  • 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, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No