This fall bloomer creates a grand spectacle with 3-4" flower heads, stems that grow up to 3' high, and foliage that grows in a neatly mounded form. Be sure to plant with adequate space to get the full effect of the spherical appearance. It requires no pinching, pruning, or deadheading. And unlike other mums, Lavender Daisy is a sturdy variety that, when planted in spring, can survive even the harshest winters, returning the next season stronger than ever. Butterflies love its fragrant foliage while deer tend to keep away. Plant in full sun or partial shade to help it thrive well into maturity. Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Lavender Daisy'
Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Lavender Daisy'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:30 - 36 inches
Spread:40 - 48 inches
Spacing:40 - 48 inches
Flowering Date:Blooms late summer through fall
Planting Instructions:Provide adequate spacing to get the full effect of the ball-shaped appearance. Requires ample moisture during growing season. Mums grown under moisture stress do not achieve the desired size. Set in ground at same level as growing in the pot.
Winter Care:Mulch in late fall to prevent frost heave as winter weather freezes then thaws.
Growth Rate:Fast once established, which takes approximately 2-3 weeks.
Flower Form:Daisy type, 3 - 4" across
Foliage Type:Aromatic, alternate deeply lobed, dark green leaves, gray underneath.
Pruning:Minimal care: no pinching, pruning or deadheading.