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Chrysanthemum 'Pat Lehman'

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

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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

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Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

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Other details:
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Sneirish On Nov 22, 2008, Sneirish from Swansea, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I planted a very small plant received from a mail-order nursery on June 12, 2008. It grew incredibly well with no exceptional care, and in September it was full of beautiful and different colored, large pom-pom flowers. I did a bit of bud pinching and those flowers were definitely bigger than those I didn't pinch. The large flower heads were heavy, and the stalks were about 24 inches or more tall, so some staking was needed. In October I noticed new basal leaf growth and three or four new babies growing around the original plant, so I am hoping that it returns next year.

The instructions received were: Football mums make beautiful cut flowers. Mums are heavy feeders and will benefit from a 10-20-10 fertilizer application every other week. Pinch off side buds and allow only the top bud to develop. If this is done, the flowers should become 6-8 inches across. Mulch plants in fall in the northern climates. Disease and insects may be a problem if not kept under control.


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

Swansea, Massachusetts

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