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Chrysanthemum ''hardy yellow cushion''

Hardy Mum

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Chrysanthemum "hardy yellow cushion" (ex: Mark Brand) - This came our way from Professor Mark Brand at UCONN. It is a hand-me-down from his mom's garden. With the barest touch of pink at its heart "hardy yellow cushion" is a lovely medium yellow - not a hard yellow. "Hardy yellow cushion" begins its bloom season in middle/late October with fully double flowers that are between 2.25 to 2.5 inches diameter. It may have once had a cultivar name but if so it is now lost in the annals of time. Thank you, Mark. All of our cultivars are propagated by cuttings and are pot-grown.


We strongly recommend spring planting in colder regions so that the plants will be well-established by the time cold weather arrives. Cut them back to a lower leaf axil by mid-July in the north, earlier farther south; doing so will result in better-branched plants on a more compact habit adorned with even more flowers at season’s end. But if you don’t, regardless, you’ll have multitudes of flowers on longer stems but possibly more decumbent plants. All of our mums will gradually ground cover into larger and larger mats. Plant all mums in full to part sun in fertile draining soil. Honeybees love them as this is one of the last flowering perennials to bloom in such abundance in the autumn in New England, along with some of the later asters.


Height:

24-30 in

Colors:

Yellow

Zone:

(4?)5 to 9
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Item Description Price  
CHRYYELL Chrysanthemum "hardy yellow cushion" (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $11.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Chrysanthemum ''hardy yellow cushion''

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Border
  • Massing
  • Natural Garden
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Average
  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Chrysanthemum

All of our mums are hardy in USDA zone 5. We strongly recommend spring planting in colder regions so that the plants will be well-established by the time cold weather arrives. Cut them back to a lower leaf axil by mid-July in the north, earlier farther south; doing so will result in better-branched plants on a more compact habit adorned with even more flowers at season’s end. But if you don’t, regardless, you’ll have multitudes of flowers on longer stems but possibly more decumbent plants. Plant all mums in full to part sun in fertile draining soil. Honeybees love them as this is one of the last flowering perennials to bloom in such abundance in the autumn in New England, along with some of the later asters. The heights given are flexible, determined by the conditions in which they are planted and if pruned. All of our cultivars are propagated by cuttings and are pot-grown.