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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Venus'

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Venus' PP14378

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Venus' PP14378

Plant Common Name

Single Chrysanthemum, Venus Chrysanthemum

General Description

The chrysanthemum 'Venus' produces masses of double purple blossoms on densely branched, dome-shaped, 10- to 16-inch (25 to 40 cm) plants. The 2-inch-wide (5 cm), many-petaled blooms open in late summer, very early in the fall "mum" season. Two other chrysanthemum cultivars also bear this name: the hardy, pink, single-flowered 'Venus', and the yellow, anemone-flowered C. × morifolium 'Venus' (not patented).

The showy blooms and fragrant, lobed leaves of decorative 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. They are customarily planted in late summer for seasonal display.

Like most decorative mums, 'Venus' thrives in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Although typically planted as seasonal annuals, most decorative mums can be used as border perennials in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 9. Pinch back plants in late spring or early summer to encourage a tidier habit and heavier fall flowering.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 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

    10"-16" / 25.4cm - 40.6cm

  • Width

    14"-20" / 35.6cm - 50.8cm

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    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

    White, Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange, Pink, Rose, Burgundy, Orange Red, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-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, Edging, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No