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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Crimson Tide'
Crimson Tide Chrysanthemum, Irregular Incurve Chrysanthemum
The enormous long-stemmed flowers of 'Crimson Tide' are best suited for conservatory displays and the cut flower industry, though home gardeners with cutting gardens may try their hand at growing them. The strong, upright stems bear very large, fully double, irregular incurve flowers with deep red petals that have ivory undersides. The foliage is dusty dark green.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial puts forth dense stems lined with fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in early to mid-fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Plants should be staked to keep the heavy blooms from flopping when in bloom.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, most mums like this are grown as annuals but will survive in regions with milder winters or in protected locations. Plants are more reliably hardy if you wait to cut their spent branches back in mid-spring.
9 - 2
7 - 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
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Dark Red, Ivory
Green, Dark Green
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border
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