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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Factor'

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Factor' PP12000

Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Factor' PP12000

Plant Common Name

Single Chrysanthemum, Spray Chrysanthemum

General Description

The bouquet chrysanthemum 'Factor' produces sprays of yellow, greenish-eyed "daisies" on long stems. The 3-inch-wide (8 cm), single to semi-double blooms appear in autumn under "natural" conditions, but greenhouse-grown specimens will flower 7.5 weeks after 3 weeks of "long nights" (13.5 hours or more). This vegetatively propagated mum is sold as a cut flower by florists and other vendors.

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, 'Factor' thrives in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium.

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

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m (2)

  • Bloom Time

    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

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Yellow Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Semi-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

    Container, Cutflower, Hanging Basket

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No