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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Cesaro'

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Cesaro'

Plant Common Name

Cesaro Chrysanthemum, Decorative Chrysanthemum

General Description

The numerous blossoms of ‘Cesaro’ look like small golden stars. Bred in Belgium, this heavy-flowering decorative mum adopts that perfect cushion mum habit.

In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with medium green fragrant lobed leaves. Bloom begins in late summer and continues for several weeks.

Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, most mums are grown as annuals to include ‘Cesaro’, though it will survive in regions with modestly cold winters.

This warm-hued mum blends well with bright pansies, ornamental grasses and colorful kales. It is attention-grabbing when planted in masses and welcoming in festive container plantings accented with decorative gourds and small pumpkins.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 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

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m (2)

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m (2)

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, 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

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Gold

  • 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, Double, 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, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No