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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Yoessex'(ESSEX™) PP20545
The chrysanthemum Essex™ produces masses of deep red-purple, chartreuse-eyed "daisies" on bushy, dome-shaped, 9 to 12 inch (23 to 30 cm) plants. The 3-inch-wide (7 cm), single to semi-double blooms open in autumn under "natural" conditions, but greenhouse-grown specimens can be forced into flower at other seasons. This vegetatively propagated mum was introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio. It is grown and sold as a seasonal container plant.
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, Essex™ thrives in full sun and a fertile, well-drained growing medium. Pinch back developing flowering stems to encourage a tidier habit and heavier flowering.
9 - 1
7 - 9
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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
9"-12" / 22.9cm - 30.5cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Purple, Yellow Green, Fuchsia, Burgundy
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Hanging Basket, Houseplant
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