Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum, Florist's Mum
Chrysanthemum 'Pelee'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chrysanthemum (kris-AN-the-mum) (Info)
Cultivar: Pelee


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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Bloom Color:



Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall


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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Williston, Florida

Bordelonville, Louisiana

Enid, Oklahoma

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 29, 2010, sybram from Burleson, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Someone gave me this very attractive plant. It's still in the 6" pot with colored foil around it. I assume I should plant it, right. In full or part sun? I'm in north Texas, and our summers are hot and hotter. ;+) It takes a fierce little plant to make it in full sun. Will the blooms come off when I transplant it?


On Nov 21, 2010, Bobntx from Garland, TX wrote:

Bought my first ever Pelee Chrysanthemum at Home Depot three weeks ago. Price was very attractive. It is an excellent bloomer. Still putting on blooms. But I have yet to find how to care for it.


On Sep 9, 2008, outdoorlover from Enid, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The bicolor chrysanthemums I have in our yard have pink petals with yellow centers with the daisy-like flower being about 1" in diameter. They flower the best in full sun, but the plant grows the biggest in part-sun. Beautiful little plant. I gathered the dried flower heads and plan to plant them. This chrysanthemum flowers earlier than the traditional ones. It began around July (I think) and just now completely finished.