Chrysanthemums are annual and perennial herbs with spectacular flowers borne from mid-summer to mid-winter, depending on the variety. The chrysanthemum is the national flower of Japan. Crysanthemums can be used for cut flowers. According to their bloom form, and for practical reasons, they are divided into 10 groupings:
Latin name: Chrysanthemum "Belle"
1) Single flowers
4) Heavily reflex
5) Intermediate (both incurved and reflexed petals)
They grow in neutral or slightly acid, moist but well-drained, fertile soils, in full sun.
Water regularly in summer and autumn and fertile every ten days from mid-summer to the beginning of the flowering. For a better flowering, top the plants when they reach 20 cm (8 inches) high. Stake the plants to keep them from breaking under the weight of the flowers.
Remove overmature inflorescences to prolong flowering.
Plant in rock and flower gardens and in flowerpots.
Easily propagated by cuttings and division.
Single red flowers with yellow central disk florets, borne from mid-summer to early autumn.