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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium( LOMPOC SERIES)
Lompoc Series chrysanthemums produce masses of purple, yellow-eyed "daisies" on well-branched, rounded, 10- to 18-inch (25 to 45 cm) plants. The 2.5- to 3-inch-wide (6 to 7.5 cm), single to semi-double blooms open in autumn under "natural" conditions, but greenhouse-grown specimens can be brought into flower at other seasons. These vegetatively propagated mums were introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio. They are grown and sold as seasonal pot plants.
C. × morifolium originated in eastern Asia, where this herbaceous perennial has been cultivated and bred for many centuries. Its many cultivars are grown for their showy blooms, which are borne above clumps of fragrant, deeply lobed leaves.
Like most mums, those in the Lompoc Series thrive in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Pinch back developing flowering stems to encourage a tidier habit and heavier flowering. Disbudded plants produce the largest blooms.
9 - 1
7 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm
14"-24" / 35.6cm - 61.0cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Yellow, Red, Purple
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Hanging Basket, Houseplant
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