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Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum 'Empire Symphony'

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Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum 'Empire Symphony') at Canadale Nurseries

Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum flowers

Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum flowers

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Height:  20 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Garden Mum, Korean Mum, Dendranthemum

Group/Class:  Symphony Series

Description:

A visual symphony of vivid pink flowers with gold centers that completely cover this symmetrical mounded plant; blooms in early to mid season; adaptable to various conditions; best in full sun

Ornamental Features

Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum is covered in stunning hot pink daisy flowers with pink overtones and gold eyes at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant lobed leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

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.

Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. 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.

Symphony Pink Chrysanthemum is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features