Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum, Florist's Mum
Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum 'Mei-kyo'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chrysanthemum (kris-AN-the-mum) (Info)
Species: x grandiflorum (gran-dih-FLOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Mei-kyo

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Other details:

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:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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:

Stamford, Connecticut

Atlanta, Georgia

Gainesville, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

New Orleans, Louisiana

Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 18, 2003, VeganGurl20 from Tulsa, OK wrote:

This plant is very hardy, attractive, and just blooms non-stop all fall. Easy to raise, and very enjoyable. I would definately recommend this plant.

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On Jan 15, 2003, Baa wrote:

A superb, autumn blooming Chrysanthemum from (not surprisingly) the Far East.

Has double pink flowers in profusion on a strong, shrub like plant.

Flowers mainly September - November

Loves a well drained soil in full sun. It needs very little maintainence, we cut it back to about 6inches after flowering here in Southern England.

This cultivar has produced several excellent sports, among them are Bronze Elegance (bronze flower) and Nantyderry Sunshine (bright yellow flower)