DESCRIPTION: Showy, lavender, daisy-like flowers, with gold centers, cover a mound of strong, flexible stems; blooms late in the season; adaptable to various conditions; best in full sun; spreading. BOTANICAL NAME: Chrysanthemum...
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DESCRIPTION: Showy, lavender, daisy-like flowers, with gold centers, cover a mound of strong, flexible stems; blooms late in the season; adaptable to various conditions; best in full sun; spreading.

BOTANICAL NAME: Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Lavender'
OTHER NAMES: Mums or Chrysanths, Garden Mum, Korean Mum, Dendranthemum
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 60-90 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 90-150 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun
FLOWER COLOUR: Lavender-pink with yellow center
FLOWERING TIME: Fall
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 3 ( Should survive up to -39.9° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Border, Cut Flower

Ornamental Features

Mammoth Lavender Chrysanthemum is covered in stunning lavender daisy flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant ferny leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. 

Landscape Attributes

Mammoth Lavender Chrysanthemum is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mammoth Lavender Chrysanthemum is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mammoth Lavender Chrysanthemum will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Mammoth Lavender Chrysanthemum is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception.

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