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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Yellow Sarah' PP8804
Quilled Chrysanthemum, Yellow Sarah Chrysanthemum
The unusually showy flowers of ‘Yellow Sarah’ have bright yellow petals that are long, tubular and quill-like. The fully double blooms shine above well-branched, uniform, mounding plants. This early flowering cultivar was bred by Cornelis P. Vandenberg or Salinas, California and introduced by Yoder Brothers, Inc.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense, brittle stems lined with deep green, fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in late summer and continues for several weeks afterward. Its double flowers are uniform and densely cover the mounded plant. They 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. Cushion mums are often pinched back by ¼ in late spring or early summer to encourage a neater habit and heavier flowering.
This colorful mum looks best when planted in groups and is especially welcoming in festive container plantings and tabletop displays with decorative winter squash. Pair it with ornamental grasses, cool hued asters and pink or white ornamental kales.
9 - 2
7 - 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
18'-24' / 5.5m - 7.3m
Early Fall, Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
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