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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Debonair' PP05324
The fully double, vibrant purple flowers of 'Debonair' lend cool color to late season gardens. Like other popular fall mums, it is a heavy-flowering selection that adopts a uniform cushion habit. This compact mum was bred by William E. Duffett of Salinas, California and Grace H. Mack of New Canaan, Connecticut.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial puts forth dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant, lobed leaves. In late spring to early summer it should be pinched back to encourage a more uniform shape and to increase the density of flower buds for fall. It naturally begins to flower in early fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its many fragrant flowers are colorful and welcoming to butterflies.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, most mums are grown as annuals to include 'Debonair', though it will survive in regions with modestly cold winters.
Mass this exceptional mum in mixed borders with soft ornamental grasses, gold-flowered mums and colorful kales. In containers it looks handsome accessorized with a variety of gourds and small pumpkins at the front of a home or in a table centerpiece.
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
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
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