Chrysanthemum spp. (kris-AN-tha-mum)
Perennial Sun Height 12 - 36 inches Spread 18 - 36 inches Spacing 12 - 18 inches
HABIT: Fall-blooming perennials, lots of colors and combinations. Attractive foliage that looks good most of the year. Some bloom in spring and fall.
CULTURE: Loose soil, good drainage, ample water, and regular fertilization. For best blooms, pinch new growth out until August 1. Stop fertilization when the buds show color. Avoid light at night, for it retards blooms.
USES: Perennial gardens, border, pots, cutting gardens.
PROBLEMS: Watch for aphids on new growth.