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Sun Spider Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum 'Sun Spider'

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Sun Spider Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum 'Sun Spider') at Canadale Nurseries

Sun Spider Chrysanthemum flowers

Sun Spider Chrysanthemum flowers

(Photo courtesy of V. Trattar)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Garden Mum, Korean Mum, Dendranthemum

Description:

Showy, yellow, spider mum; blooms cover a mound of strong, flexible stems; blooms late in the season; adaptable to various conditions; best in full sun

Ornamental Features

Sun Spider Chrysanthemum is covered in stunning yellow spider-like flowers 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 color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Sun Spider Chrysanthemum is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.

Sun Spider Chrysanthemum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Sun Spider Chrysanthemum will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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.

Sun Spider Chrysanthemum is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use 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.

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