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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Vercelli'
Decorative Chrysanthemum, Vercelli Chrysanthemum
This hardy mum covers itself with fully double, bright yellow blooms. It blends beautifully with other brightly colored fall bedding plants.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in mid fall and continues for several weeks afterward. The small, fully double daisies 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. 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. Cushion mums are often pinched back by ¼ in late spring or early summer to encourage a neater habit and heavier flowering.
This cultivar looks best planted in masses and pairs well with brightly colored fall bedding plants, such as pink asters and blue pansies. 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
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m (2)
Fall, Late Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
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