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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Helen'(HELEN™ MAROON) PP09793
Decorative Chrysanthemum, Helen Chrysanthemum
This lovely fall perennial shows off soft rusty red flowers perfect for harvest-themed gardens. Like other decorative mums, it is a heavy-flowering selection that adopts a uniform cushion habit.
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 begins flowering in early to mid- fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its many flowers are double, flattened and cover the plants so densely when in bloom it is difficult to see the foliage below.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, most mums are grown as annuals to include ‘Helen’, though it will survive in regions with modest winters or in protected locations where winters are harsh.
It looks best planted in masses with ornamental grasses, golden pansies and blue asters. The deep orange flowers evoke a feeling of cheerfulness, harvest and warmth and also look great in door side containers and indoor arrangements.
9 - 2
5 - 9
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
25'-33' / 9.8in - 13.0in
38'-40' / 15.0in - 15.7in
Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall
Red, Dark Red
Single, Double, Semi-Double
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border
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