Sunday, March 22, 2009
Chrysanthemum 'Mammoth Twilight Pink'
Chrysanthemum hybrida ‘MN98-E90-15’
Is it too early to start thinking about the fall garden? These mums are actually recommended for spring planting so they have time to establish themselves. Truly a perennial and hardy down to minus 30 degrees F, they are a bit revolutionary. They can be grown as a single plant or in large fall blooming hedges.
Developed at the University of Minnesota (so you know it is going to hardy just about everywhere :lol: ) Mammoth Mums don’t require any special care. They can grow up to 3 feet wide and 6 feet tall with each plant being capable of producing up to 5,000 flowers!
Since it is Today’s Flowers day here is a bonus flower.
Silene schafta 'Persian Carpet'
Synonyms: Moss Campion
Here is another fall blooming plant (you can see where I am in archiving). This little flower puts on a show long after most Alpine plants have finished blooming. ‘Persian Carpet’ is a little more compact growing (6 inches tall) and has a brighter color than the species. It needs very well drained sandy soil and is hardy to Zone 3.
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I am excited to be going out to find something blooming today. I will have to head south to find something to photograph.