Chrysanthemum x rubellum ‘Clara Curtis’

(Clara Curtis Mum)


$9.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

A very old and reliable selection of Mum, that has stood the test of time. Plants form a bushy mound of light green leaves, bearing loose sprays of large, single deep pink daisies, each with a yellow eye. Pinching in June will help to keep plants bushy and compact. Early to flower. Attractive to butterflies. Divide every 2 to 3 years in spring to prevent plants from becoming old and woody. Adapts well to growing in tubs and mixed containers. Excellent for cutting.

Description

Best grown in humusy, fertile, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates very light shade, and appreciates some afternoon protection from the hot sun in southern climates. Pinch stems back as needed from late spring to mid-summer (e.g., Memorial Day to the 4th of July) to control height and to encourage bushy vegetative growth. For best bloom, feed plants several times during the growing season. Cut plants back to 6” after flowering and mulch (e.g., straw or evergreen boughs) for winter. Divide as needed (usually every 2-3 years) in spring or fall.

Additional information

Common Name

Clara Curtis Mum

Botanical Name

Chrysanthemum x rubellum 'Clara Curtis'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

2 ft

Width

18 to 24"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late summer to frost

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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