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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium( GRACELAND SERIES)
Graceland Series chrysanthemums produce masses of large, single to semi-double, daisy-like blossoms on densely branched, rounded, 10- to 18-inch (25 to 50 cm) plants. The 4.5- to 6-inch-wide (12 to 14.5 cm), yellow-eyed blooms have pink, white, yellow, or pale orange petals. Plants naturally bloom in autumn, but greenhouse-grown specimens can be forced into flower at other seasons. Graceland 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 Graceland 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
10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Light Pink, Coral, Copper
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Hanging Basket, Houseplant
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