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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Jessica' PP7587
Decorative Chrysanthemum, Jessica Chrysanthemum
The starry yellow blooms of ‘Jessica’ are a lovely harbinger of fall. 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 blooms are fully double, star-like and cover the plants so densely it is difficult to see the foliage below.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically a perennial, this mum is grown as annual; though it will survive in regions with modest winters or in protected locations where winters are harsh.
This is an easy mum to design with. It looks best planted in masses with other sunny warm colored ornamental, cool violet-blue asters and colorful kales and is perfect for harvest-themed containers complemented by ornamental gourds and pumpkins.
9 - 2
7 - 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
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Fall, Fall
Single, Double, Semi-Double
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border
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