How to Grow Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema Grandiflora)

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Chrysanthemums, or dendranthema grandiflora, are plants that require sunny locations and can survive as long as they're in bloom. Wait for fall for chrysanthemums to bloom with instructions from a sustainable gardener in this free video series on flower... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment, we're going to learn all about Chrysanthemum Grandiflorum. There's many different types of chrysanthemums, but most of the varieties that are used for cut flowers, by the florists, are Chrysanthemum Grandiflorums. This particular variety of Chrysanthemum Grandiflorum, is called Yellow Nightingale, and it's just one of my favorites. I love the spider varieties, because they're so beautiful, and it's thought that most chrysanthemums are derived mainly from the Chinese species of the native chrysanthemum, indicum, and they include most of the cultivated chrysanthemums, and especially the ones that have the large double blooms, so chrysanthemums come in many shapes, and many colors, and all types of sizes, and what they all need, is a sunny location, and they're very hardy, so they can handle really cold, cold winters, and survive, so as long as they're in bloom, leave them alone. When it starts freezing, cut them down, and then they'll come back, and grow the next year, so in the coldest of climates you might lose them, but especially in the Pacific Northwest, we can leave them outside, and they'll come back from year to year, as long as they've got full hot sun, and lots of room to grow. They don't bloom until the fall, so they're a wonderful addition to your fall garden.