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Chrysanthemum 'Penelope Pease'

Hardy Mum

Plant Type:

SUN PERENNIALS

Chrysanthemum ‘Penelope Pease’ – Lovely 2” single soft pink and light creamy yellow-blended blossoms flower in abundance. The pink is at the tips of the flowers with a broad band of cream surrounding the central yellow disk. The entire flower ages off-white with a slight blush of pink. Spring planting recommended. All of our cultivars are propagated by cuttings and are pot-grown. We strongly recommend spring planting in colder regions so that the plants will be well-established by the time cold weather arrives. Cut them back to a lower leaf axil by mid-July in the north, earlier farther south; doing so will result in better-branched plants on a more compact habit adorned with even more flowers at season’s end. But if you don’t, regardless, you’ll have multitudes of flowers on longer stems but possibly more decumbent plants. All of our mums will gradually ground cover into larger and larger mats. Plant all mums in full to part sun in fertile draining soil. Honeybees love them as this is one of the last flowering perennials to bloom in such abundance in the autumn in New England, along with some of the later asters.


Height:

24 in

Colors:

Cream, Light Pink
Item Description Price  
CHRYPEPE Chrysanthemum 'Penelope Pease' (4 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep - 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $11.00 Buy Now


Characteristics and Attributes for Chrysanthemum 'Penelope Pease'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Autumn

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees

Light

  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Border
  • Massing
  • Natural Garden
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Average
  • Draining
  • Fertile

Origins

  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Chrysanthemum

All of our mums are hardy in USDA zone 5. We strongly recommend spring planting in colder regions so that the plants will be well-established by the time cold weather arrives. Cut them back to a lower leaf axil by mid-July in the north, earlier farther south; doing so will result in better-branched plants on a more compact habit adorned with even more flowers at season’s end. But if you don’t, regardless, you’ll have multitudes of flowers on longer stems but possibly more decumbent plants. Plant all mums in full to part sun in fertile draining soil. Honeybees love them as this is one of the last flowering perennials to bloom in such abundance in the autumn in New England, along with some of the later asters. The heights given are flexible, determined by the conditions in which they are planted and if pruned. All of our cultivars are propagated by cuttings and are pot-grown.