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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium (DAWN™ YELLOW)

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Yodawn' (DAWN™ YELLOW) PP17452

Syngenta

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Yodawn'(DAWN™ YELLOW) PP17452

Plant Common Name

Decorative Chrysanthemum

General Description

This hardy, relatively early-blooming chrysanthemum produces numerous sprays of small, double, bright yellow blossoms on sturdy, upright, 9- to 12-inch (22 to 30 cm) stems. The 1 to 1.5-inch-wide (3 to 3.5 cm), many-petaled blooms appear from late summer into fall. This vegetatively propagated mum was introduced in 2005 by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio. It is distinct from the 1984 introduction 'Dawn', which has pale bronze-yellow, pompon-shaped flowers.

C. × morifolium originated in eastern Asia, where this herbaceous perennial has been cultivated and bred for many centuries. Its many cultivars are grown for their showy blooms, which are borne above clumps of fragrant, deeply lobed leaves.

Like most mums, Dawn™ Yellow thrives in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Although typically planted as a seasonal annual, it can be used as a garden perennial in USDA hardiness zones 6 through 9. Pinch back developing flowering stems to encourage a tidier habit and heavier flowering.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 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

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Edging, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No