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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Kokka Senkin'

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Kokka Senkin'

Plant Common Name

Irregular Incurve Chrysanthemum, Kokka Senkin Chrysanthemum

General Description

This "irregular incurve" florists' chrysanthemum produces large, butter-yellow, many-petaled blooms from mid- to late autumn. Each blossom has a central cushion of relatively short, infolded inner petals, surrounded by a fringe of longer, drooping petals. The blooms are borne on branching stems above 18- to 24-inch (45 to 60 cm) clumps of lobed, pungently scented leaves. Plants are sometimes "disubdded" (all side buds removed) to produce a solitary, exceptionally large bloom.

"Irregular incurve" chrysanthemums prefer full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Although technically perennial, they are usually grown as annuals for greenhouse display or cutting. Most can also be used as garden perennials in USDA Hardiness Zones 7 to 9.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 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

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    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, Cutflower, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No