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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Pelee'
Daisy Chrysanthemum, Pelee Chrysanthemum
The vibrant orange daisies of 'Pelee' lend a unique twist to this popular fall bedding plant. Each bicolored daisy has bright yellow petals dipped in orange-red. This Yoder Brothers introduction adopts a neat upright, cushion habit and blends beautifully with other brightly colored bedding plants for fall. It was bred by Cornelis P. Vandenberg or Salinas, California.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with dark green, fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in early fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its single flowers are uniform and densely cover the upright 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 like this are grown as annuals. Chrysanthemums 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 looks best when planted in groups and is especially welcoming in festive container plantings and tabletop displays with decorative winter squash.
9 - 2
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
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Yellow, Orange, Burgundy, Orange Red
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Mixed Border
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