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Cassia Bronze Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum 'Cassia Bronze'

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Cassia Bronze Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum 'Cassia Bronze') at Flagg's Garden Center

Cassia Bronze Chrysanthemum flowers

Cassia Bronze Chrysanthemum flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Garden Mum, Korean Mum, Dendranthemum

Description:

A perfectly mounded habit covered with cinnamon, red-orange colored double blooms; very red in bud; blooms late in the season; adaptable to various conditions; best in full sun

Ornamental Features

Cassia Bronze Chrysanthemum is covered in stunning coppery-bronze daisy flowers with orange overtones at the ends of the stems from early to late fall, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds. 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

Cassia Bronze 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.

Cassia Bronze Chrysanthemum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Cassia Bronze Chrysanthemum will grow to be about 22 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.

Cassia Bronze 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.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features