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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Debonair'

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Debonair' PP05324

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Debonair' PP05324

Plant Common Name

Decorative Chrysanthemum

General Description

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.

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

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Fall, Fall, Late 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

    Purple

  • 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

    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, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No