More Information About Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum is a genus in the aster family that went through a messy divorce several years ago, with most of the divorcees re-assuming their maiden names (i.e. dendranthemum, leucanthemum, etc.). For the sake of family unity, we continue to keep them listed under the more familiar name, chrysanthemum. While the world is filled with marginally winter-hardy fall garden chrysanthemum selections, we have opted for selections with good hardiness which perform better long term in the ground than in a 6" black plastic pot that gets sheared like sheep.
Chrysanthemum prefers full sun, and moist well-drained soil with good fertility. When happy, chrysanthemum may spread via rhizomes to form a large patch. The beautiful flowers attract butterflies. After chrysanthemums are finished flowering, you may want to prune it back providing, of course, that you do not live in an area where they die back to the ground each winter. Chrysanthemum plants look great in pots, in a formal or informal perennial border, on slopes, or massed together as a groundcover. Their tight formal habit means that chrysanthemum pairs well with clump-forming ornamental grasses, malvaviscus, and other plants with a similar habit. When you're ready to buy chrysanthemum for your perennial garden, we hope you will check out our online listing of chrysanthemums for sale.