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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium( PUMA SERIES)
Developed for the cut flower trade, Puma Series chrysanthemums produce sprays of relatively small, "anemone-type" blossoms with white or yellow petals and large, pincushion-shaped centers. These large perennials grow 3 to 4 feet (90 to 120 cm) tall. The 1.5- to 2-inch-wide (4 to 5 cm), single to semi-double blooms open in autumn under "natural" conditions. Greenhouse-grown specimens can be brought into bloom at other seasons, with plants flowering approximately 8 weeks after 2 weeks of "long nights" (13.5 hours or more). These vegetatively propagated mums were introduced by the Dutch firm Fides Beheer B.V. 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 Puma Series thrive in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium.
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
3'-4' / 0.9m - 1.2m
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Yellow, Green, Yellow Green
Green, Dark Green
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