Chrysanthemum 'Jefferson Park'

Jefferson Park Chrysanthemum

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Description

Very large, light purple irregular incurve flowers sit atop strong upright stems on this cultivar of mum that typically comes into flower from the last week in October through November. In the past, this style of flower was one of two sold as 'football' mums for their popularity as corsages during football season. Not reliably hardy, this is a cultivar that gardeners will need to either overwinter in a frost-free location or obtain commercially and plant in full sun, moderately rich, well-drained soils, after the danger of late hard frosts has passed in spring. Stake this plant while it's still small and remove lateral flower buds when they appear (in July) to produce the spectacularly large flowers.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun
Bloom Time
September - October, November - December
Bloom Color
Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Perennial
Hardiness Zone
8 - 9