Dendranthema 'Sheffield Pink'
Common name: Fall Daisy, hardy mum. Pink Daisy Mum
Previously listed as Chrysanthemum rubellum -
Garden or Hardy Chrysanthemum.
Zone: 5 to 9.
Full to partial Sun.
Mature size: 18 to 24 inches tall; spreads to 308 to 36 inches wide.
Compact, mounding herbaceous perennial.
Bushy foliage of deeply serrated, powdery dark green leaves with gray undersides. Masses of pink daisy buds that open to 2 to 3 inches wide, blooms mid-summer to early fall.
Best grown in humusy, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils that are consistently moist in full sun. Tolerates very light shade, and appreciates some afternoon protection from the hot sun in southern climates. Pinch stems back as needed from late spring to mid-summer to control height and encourage bushy vegetative growth. For best bloom, feed plants several times during the growing season. Cut plants back to 6 inches after flowering.
Once established 'Sheffield Pink' will tolerate heat and drought. Northern zones may need to mulch late Fall after flowering.
Low maintenance choice for border fronts, containers, cut flowers, easy to grow. Attracts butterflies. Deer Resistant.