Hardiness: 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
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Late Summer/Early Fall
Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH requirements: 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic) 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
On Apr 26, 2006, ceejaytown from The Woodlands, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I like this plant. It is a groundcover and spreads, so plan carefully where you want to put it. Easy to weed out and keep in bounds. Needs pinching back (or shearing) two or three times during the summer to keep it from becoming leggy. Good in humid climates where other Chrysanthemums' big double blooms turn black with mold after fall rains.
On Apr 16, 2006, irishbelle from Orange County, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:
Very floppy and spreads like crazy. Not desirable traits in the location I have her in. The flowers are charming and abundant during a time when gardens can start to look a little tired. Perhaps in the right setting she would be a keeper, but I am on my way outside now transplant her to a pot and think about what to do with naughty Clara.
On Oct 16, 2004, trifunov from Brandon, MS (Zone 8a) wrote:
In our neighbourhood in late fall most of the gardens look a little sorry. One neighbour has a garden full of Clara Curtis, and her garden is absolutely gorgeous in fall. I plan to get some next year for late fall color. This aster is much more attractive than mum's, in my opinion.
On Jan 22, 2003, poppysue from Westbrook, ME (Zone 5a) wrote:
This plant is just too spready... and too floppy for me. It grew so fast I needed to pull handfulls out every year. The late color is nice but it always flopped and looked messy. It tried cutting it back early in the season but that didn't seem to help much. I gave her a chance... She's a goner now.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Panama City, Florida Lincoln, Illinois Spring Grove, Illinois Galena, Indiana Warren, Indiana Hebron, Kentucky South China, Maine Dracut, Massachusetts Peabody, Massachusetts Caledonia, Michigan Blaine, Minnesota Brandon, Mississippi Canton, Mississippi Mathiston, Mississippi Albany, New York Himrod, New York Southold, New York Columbia, South Carolina Christiana, Tennessee Knoxville, Tennessee Alice, Texas Appleby, Texas Rowlett, Texas San Antonio, Texas Spring, Texas Clinton, Utah Beverly, West Virginia