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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium (IGLOO SERIES)

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium( IGLOO SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Decorative Chrysanthemum

General Description

Members of the Igloo Series announce the arrival of autumn with beautiful mounds of brightly colored flowers. These cold hardy mums will reliably overwinter and offer pretty double to semi-double flowers in various shades.

In spring, these clump-forming herbaceous perennials put forth dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant, lobed leaves. In late spring to early summer they should be pinched back to ensure a more uniform shape and to increase the density of flower buds for fall.

The Igloo mums begin blooming in early fall and continue through to mid fall. Their fragrant flowers may be white, violet-purple, bright yellow, deep salmon-orange, or bronze. Many mums are tender and treated as annuals, but these will each year in all but the coldest winters.

Mums grow best in full sun and garden loam with good drainage.

Mass them in mixed borders with ornamental grasses, asters and stonecrops. In containers they look handsome when accessorized with a variety of gourds and small pumpkins.

Igloo mums are not well-suited for spring forcing for the florist trade.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

    0'-2' / 0.0m - 0.6m

  • Width

    2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, 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

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red, Orange, Rose, Bronze

  • 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, Double, 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

    Bedding Plant, Container, Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No