Chrysanthemum Mammoth Yellow Quill, Hardy Mum, Zones 3-9
Rich clear yellow blooms (unusual tubular petals have a spoon-shaped end) engulf the dense foliage creating a neat dome of color for more than a month. Bred by the University of Minnesota to withstand very cold winter temperatures. Superb for borders, edging, large containers or mass plantings. Herbaceous perennial. Water regularly in first year to establish deep roots. Forms a dense mound 14 in. tall, 20 in. wide in first year; up to 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Sun Exposure: full sun
Soil type: average
Soil PH: all
Soil Moisture: average well drained. Needs to be watered regularly especially in the heat. Mulch to conserve moisture and protect roots from heat.
Care level: Easy (keep watered)
Flower color: Yellow
Bloom time: late summer to fall
Foliage Color: green
Uses and Characteristics: Border, specimen, edging, Large Containers, Showy flower, Cut Flower, Mass plantings, Dense Mounding Habit, Large plant, Fall colour.
Flower head size: medium
Height: see above
Spread: see above
Growth Rate: fastPropagation: By division every 2 or 3 years in spring.
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