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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Yokilleen'(KILLEEN) PP17862
Killeen chrysanthemum produces sprays of double blossoms with greenish-yellow, quill-shaped petals. The bushy, dome-shaped plants are 10 to 14 inches (25 to 35 cm) tall. The 1.5-inch-wide (4 cm), many-petaled blooms appear 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, Killeen 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
10"-14" / 25.4cm - 35.6cm
14"-20" / 35.6cm - 50.8cm
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Yellow Green, Rose
Green, Dark Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Hanging Basket, Houseplant
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