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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Hot Salsa'

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Hot Salsa' PP11918

Yoder Brothers

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Hot Salsa' PP11918

Plant Common Name

Semi-double Chrysanthemum

General Description

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.

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

  • Height

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • 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

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • 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

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No