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CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium (TABITHA)

Image of Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Yotabitha' (TABITHA) PP16110

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

CHRYSANTHEMUM x morifolium 'Yotabitha'(TABITHA) PP16110

Plant Common Name

Decorative Chrysanthemum, Tabitha Chrysanthemum

General Description

The beautiful rich-red double flowers of the Tabitha mum ('Yotabitha') lend vibrant color to any fall border.

In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial puts forth open and spreading stems lined with medium green, fragrant, lobed leaves. In late spring to early summer the stems may be pinched back to encourage a more uniform, oval habit and increase the density of blooms for fall. Tabitha chrysanthemum begins blooming in early to mid-fall. Its fragrant flowers are fully double and warm red in color and cover the entire rounded foliage mass of the plant.

Decorative chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam with good drainage. Tabitha is usually grown as an annual though it will survive in regions with mild winters. It looks grandest when planted in masses and is ideal for seasonal containers. Its long-lasting flowers are great for cutting—though specimens grown as bedding plants have shorter stems making them less useful for arrangements. Plant this mum among red-tinted ornamental grasses, variegated Yucca and deep blue or purple asters for a bold autumnal garden show.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    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

    17'-20' / 6.7in - 7.9in

  • Width

    28'-30' / 11.0in - 11.8in

  • Bloom Time

    Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    Yes

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-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, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No