Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum, Florist's Mum
Chrysanthemum x grandiflorum 'Harmony'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Chrysanthemum (kris-AN-the-mum) (Info)
Species: x grandiflorum (gran-dih-FLOR-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Harmony
Additional cultivar information:(PP11830; EC Prophets Series; aka Empire Harmony)
Hybridized by Fuess
Registered or introduced: 1999

Category:

Perennials

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Ithaca, New York

Millbrook, New York

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 18, 2004, lmelling from Ithaca, NY (Zone 5b) wrote:

When I started growing mums here in zone 5, I was told by one of the local nurserymen that to have success with them, I need to get the fall mums into the ground as soon as possible in late summer when they arrive at the stores. This will allow them to develop "side shoots" and once having done that, should have a much better chance of overwintering in our severe winter climate.

Harmony is another of the "Prophet" series from theflowerfields.com. I purchased it this year (04) along with the "Christine" mums in August so they would have time to develop side shoots prior to the ground freezing. The foliage is a wonderful mid green and contrast nicely with the light to bright orange of the flowers. I have it planted in an area with full sun and moist/well drained soil. I am... read more