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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Yobeth'(BETH) PP11818
Beth Chrysanthemum, Decorative Chrysanthemum
In late summer to early fall, lots of reddish purple flowers cover Beth ('Yobeth'). 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, mums like Beth 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.
It looks best when planted in groups among ornamental grasses, colorful kales and other cool season fall bedding plants. The bright blooms of Beth also shine in festive fall container plantings or tabletop displays.
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
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m (2)
Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
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