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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Shelley'
Decorative Chrysanthemum, Shelley Chrysanthemum
Fully double bronze and gold pompon flowers cover this decorative chrysanthemum in early fall. It adopts a perfect upright, cushion habit 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 fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its flowers are small, uniform and densely cover the plants. 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. 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 warm-colored mum is attention-grabbing when planted in masses and especially welcoming in festive container plantings accented with decorative winter squash.
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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