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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Rome'
Anemone Chrysanthemum, Belgian Hardy Chrysanthemum, Rome Chrysanthemum
The creamy white and gold anemone-type blooms of ‘Rome’ cover a relaxed mound of foliage in late summer or early fall. It is a Belgium hardy mum, so it is more reliably hardy than most cultivars, and blends beautifully with other brightly colored bedding plants for fall.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in late summer or early and continues for several weeks afterward. The small, fully double, anemone-type daisies have creamy white outer petals that surround a cushion golden yellow flowers. 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 ‘Rome.’ Still, this cultivar is hardier than most. 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. More flowers and a neater mounding habit is produced if plants are pinched back by ¼ in late spring or early summer.
This cultivar looks best planted in masses and pairs well with brightly colored fall bedding plants. Container specimens are especially becoming for table arrangements or harvest-themed displays.
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
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
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