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Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum, Florist's Mum
Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum 'Spicy Cheryl'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chrysanthemum (kris-AN-the-mum) (Info)
Species: x grandiflorum (gran-dih-FLOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Spicy Cheryl
Additional cultivar information:(PP13221; Prophets series, aka Spicy Yocheryl)
Hybridized by Yoder Brothers
Registered or introduced: 2002

Category:

Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Orange

Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Valdosta, Georgia

Bay City, Michigan

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Arlington, Texas

Layton, Utah

Blacksburg, Virginia

Chesterfield, Virginia

Spokane, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 19, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant thrives on neglect. If you want 2 blooms, cut back immediately after the July bloom to insure another in October.
If you only want a September bloom, cut back at first sign of the July buds.