Growing Chrysanthemum

Growing Chrysanthemum

Dwarf Rose Chrysanthemum

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Description

Chrysanthemums are hardy, fall-flowering perennials available in a range of vibrant colors, flower forms, and heights. Its flowers attract butterflies. They are hardy in zones 4 to 9, but benefit from winter protection in cold climates. Chrysanthemums are ideal for providing fall color in borders, massed plantings, and in containers.

How to Plant

Plant potted chrysanthemums so that their roots are slightly deeper than in the pot.

Maintenance

For full sun and well-drained soil. Plants can be cut back or pinched in spring to promote strong branching. Mulch plants in late fall with several inches of organic material to provide winter protection. To ensure overwintering, plant non-blooming plants in the garden by mid-summer. Chrysanthemums planted in fall when in full bloom are less likely to successfully establish in the garden or landscape before winter.

Fertilizer Recommendations

A moderate feeder that and benefits from regular fertilization. Use full rates of  ALGOplus Flowering Plant 4-6-7 liquid fertilizer or Neptune Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer 2-3-1.

Common Problems

Usually not difficult to grow and not seriously troubled by pests or disease. Sometimes aphids, plant bugs, or mites attack plants. Leaf spot, powdery mildew, rust, and wilt diseases occasionally affect plants.

Alternative Products

Other late-blooming perennials include Rudbeckia Goldsturm, Russian sage, and Sedum.

Complimentary Products

Often grown with cold-tolerant plants like pansies and flowering cabbage & kale

Chrysanthemum Facts

Chrysanthemums are very popular worldwide and have been grown in China since at least the 15th century B.C. 

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