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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Yoalexis'(ALEXIS) PP15318
Alexis Chrysanthemum, Decorative Chrysanthemum
The beautiful, double white blooms of Alexis ('Yoalexis') look crisp and clean in the fall border. This Yoder Brothers introduction adopts a perfect upright, cushion habit and naturally begins to bloom in mid-fall. It was bred by Mark A. Smith of Fort Myers, Florida.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in the middle of fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its showy 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, mums like Alexis 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.
For an exquisite autumnal garden show, plant this mum among colorful ornamental grasses, variegated Yucca and deep purple asters. It is also ideal for festive container arrangements, indoors or out.
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" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm
Fall, Late Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
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