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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium( ELMIRA SERIES)
Elmira Series chrysanthemums produce numerous sprays of small double blossoms on densely branched, rounded, 8- to 14-inch (20 to 35 cm) plants. The 1.5-inch-wide (3 to 3.5 cm) blooms have numerous lavender, purple, pink, yellow, or white petals. Plants naturally bloom in autumn, but greenhouse-grown specimens can be forced into flower at other seasons. Elmira Series mums were introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio, and are available only as vegetatively propagated plants. They were developed for use as seasonal potted plants.
C. × morifolium originated in eastern Asia, where this herbaceous perennial has been cultivated and bred for many centuries. Its many cultivars are grown for their showy blooms, which are borne above clumps of fragrant, deeply lobed leaves.
Like most mums, those in the Elmira Series thrive in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Pinch back developing flowering stems to encourage a tidier habit and heavier flowering.
9 - 1
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
8"-14" / 20.3cm - 35.6cm
12"-16" / 30.5cm - 40.6cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Peach, Lavender
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Hanging Basket, Houseplant
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