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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium (DONNA™ YELLOW)

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Donna' (DONNA™ YELLOW) PP07512

Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Donna'(DONNA™ YELLOW) PP07512

Plant Common Name

Single Chrysanthemum

General Description

The bright yellow daisies of Donna™ Yellow have fluted, spoon-shaped petals that offer added visual appeal. Like other popular fall mums, it is a heavy-flowering selection that adopts a uniform, slightly spreading, cushion habit. This colorful mum was introduced by Yoder Brothers and bred by Cornelis P. VandenBerg of Salinas, California.

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 late summer and continues for several weeks afterward. Its many fragrant flowers are welcoming to butterflies as well as other insect pollinators.

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

The bright, warm flowers of Donna™ Yellow complement any colorful fall display and are ideal for container plantings and tabletop arrangements.

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 (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, Orange Red

  • 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