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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium (SYMPHONY™ PINK)

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Empire Symphony' (SYMPHONY™ PINK) PP08782

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Empire Symphony'(SYMPHONY™ PINK) PP08782

Plant Common Name

Decorative Chrysanthemum

General Description

The double-flowered garden chrysanthemum Symphony™ Pink produces masses of lavender-pink blooms on densely branching, 16- to 20-inch (40 to 50 cm) plants. The 2.5-inch-wide (6 cm) blooms appear in late summer and early fall. This cultivar was bred and selected in the late 1980s by Janet S. Fuess of Empire Mums, New York Mills, New York. It is distinct from the spider mum 'Symphony', which dates from about the same time.

The showy blooms and pungent, lobed leaves of garden chrysanthemums are staples of the autumn flower garden. These herbaceous perennials originated in eastern Asia, where they have been bred and selected for many centuries. Garden mums are customarily planted in late summer for seasonal display.

Like most garden mums, Symphony™ Pink thrives in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Although typically planted as a seasonal annual, this garden mums can be used as a border perennial in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 9. Pinch back plants in late spring or early summer to encourage a neater habit and heavier fall flowering.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16"-20" / 40.6cm - 50.8cm

  • Width

    16"-24" / 40.6cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, 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

    Pink, Lavender

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • 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, Cutflower, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No