Chrysanthemum 'Oregon City'

Oregon City Spider Mum

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Description

Beautifully shaped, golden-yellow spider mums are produced at the ends of tall stems early in the spider mum season (September to October in Chicago gardens). Tall growing, it will need to be planted near the back of the flower bed and staked. It can be disbudded (remove the lateral or side buds) to create a single flower or left to flower naturally, which will create a bouquet of flowers. Plant this mum when temperatures are still cool but hard frosts have passed in moderate soils, and stake the rooted cutting early so that it can be trained up the stake instead of flopping over. Rabbits enjoy the young growing tips but typically don't chew on the older, woodier tissue later in the summer and fall. In greenhouse environments, a number of pests can be a problem but these rarely are an issue in the garden, where natural predators keep them under control.

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