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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Lemon Parfait'

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Lemon Parfait'

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Lemon Parfait'

Plant Common Name

Decorative Chrysanthemum, Lemon Parfait Chrysanthemum

General Description

This late-blooming perennial produces dense branching clusters of double yellow blossoms above 18- to 24-inch (45 to 60 cm) clumps of pungently scented, deeply lobed leaves. Flowering begins in late summer and continues into early fall.

Like most bedding (or "decorative") mums, 'Lemon Parfait' prefers full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Although nominally hardy to USDA Hardiness Zone 6, it is typically used as a seasonal annual. Pinch plants back in late spring or early summer to encourage a neater habit and heavier fall flowering.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 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

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    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, Edging, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No