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Shade Trees and Easy-Care Perennials

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Sunny Gretchen Garden Mum (12 of 12)

Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Sunny Gretchen' (aka Dendranthema x morifolium)

  • Perennial with early fall-blooming bright yellow cushion-like flowers.

  • Plant in rich to average well-drained soil.

  • Plant in full sun to light shade.

  • Pinch back plants by ½ in late spring; divide in spring every 2-3 years.

  • Height: 24 inches.

  • Width: 24 inches.

Hardy in USDA zones 5-10:

  • Zone 5: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.

  • Zone 6: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after planting; avoid contact with salt.

  • Zone 7: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

  • Zone 8: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

  • Zone 9: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

  • Zone 10: Plant in early fall; plant in full sun to light shade; provide supplemental water during dry spells.

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