A hardy perennial, Emperor of China chrysanthemum produces burgundy buds that open to silvery-pink flowers in late October. The flowers are double with quill-shaped rays. After the first frost, the leaves turn red which provides a nice contrast to the pink flowers. This is a tall plant that benefits from staking for support or cutting back in the summer for a shorter plant. Bonnie chrysanthemum is not dependent upon soil type or pH and is a lovely addition to any garden especially a cottage garden. Butterflies, bees, and birds are attracted to these plants. These chrysanthemums can be propagated by division.
July - August, September - October
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant