Advanced Search Filters

Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
Sunset Zone
Function
Sun Exposure
Soil Moisture
Water Requirement

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Peacock Royal'

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Peacock Royal' PP15804

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Peacock Royal' PP15804

Plant Common Name

Decorative Chrysanthemum, Peacock Royal Chrysanthemum

General Description

The Peacock Royal chrysanthemum is a lovely upright and rounded mum that bears crimson red flowers in early fall. Fully double, crimson red blossoms cover ‘Peacock Royal' for weeks in early and mid-fall. This floriferous selection adopts an upright cushion habit and blends beautifully with other brightly colored bedding plants for fall. It was bred by Keith G. Lintott of Bognor Regis, Great Britain and introduced by Cleangro Ltd., Great Britain .

In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in early fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its fully double flowers are uniform and cover the plants so densely it is hard to see the foliage below. 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 ‘Peacock Royal.’ Plants are more reliably hardy if you wait to cut their spent branches back in mid-spring. Spring is also the best time to divide them, if necessary.

This colorful mum blends well with yellow and blue pansies and asters. It is attention-grabbing when planted in masses and welcoming in festive container plantings accented with decorative winter squash.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 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

  • Height

    1'-3' / 0.3m - 0.9m

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Fall, Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Crimson

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • 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, Edging, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No