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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Hot Salsa' PP11918
The warm-hued daisies of 'Hot Salsa' have deep red, ruffly petals and a bright yellow eye. It naturally begins to bloom in early- to mid-fall, has good branching and adopts a uniform, rounded, cushion habit. This Yoder Brothers introduction was bred by Leon Glicenstein of State College, Pennsylvania.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial has dense, branched stems lined with rich green, fragrant, lobed leaves. It begins flowering in fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its perfectly showy, fragrant flowers are numerous and attractive to bees and butterflies.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, mums like this are often grown as annuals. Plants are more reliably hardy if you wait to cut their spent branches back in mid-spring. Spring is also the best time to divide them, if necessary. Cushion mums are often pinched back in late spring or early summer to encourage a neater habit and heavier fall flowering.
The warm flowers of 'Hot Salsa' shine when planted among other fall-blooming ornamentals with bright color. They are ideal for any colorful fall border and are ideal for container plantings and tabletop arrangements.
9 - 2
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
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
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