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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Yobrandi'(BRANDI) PP16134
Brandi Chrysanthemum, Decorative Chrysanthemum
In mid-fall, Brandi ('Yobrandi') bears fully double, deep red blooms that paint the late season landscape with warm russet color. This Yoder Brothers introduction adopts a compact, spreading, cushion habit and was bred by Mark A. Smith of Fort Myers, Florida.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial has dense, branched stems lined with medium green, fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in mid-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 Brandi 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 in late spring or early summer to encourage a neater habit and heavier fall flowering.
The rich, velvety color of this mum pairs well with ornamental grasses, orange pansies and blue-green yucca. It looks best when planted in groups and adds a harvest touch to fall container plantings and 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
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Fall, Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Mixed Border
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