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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Milano'
Decorative Chrysanthemum, Milano Chrysanthemum
The chrysanthemum ‘Milano’ produces an abundance of white daisies on its mounded branches. Bred in Belgium, this decorative mum adopts a uniform cushion habit.
In spring, the 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 fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its many blooms are double, uniform and totally cover the plant. The flowers are visited by butterflies as the insects prepare to migrate, lay eggs or find shelter for winter.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Though technically perennial, most mums are grown as annuals to include ‘Milano’, though it is hardier and will survive colder winters than most.
This cultivar looks brilliant when planted in masses with ornamental grasses, upright stonecrops and pink and violet asters. The neutral flowers are perfect for cheerful or subdued container compositions.
9 - 2
5 - 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
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m (2)
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
White, Yellow, Ivory
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border
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