Chrysanthemum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink'
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Chrysanthemum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink'

Garden Mum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink', Florist's Mum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink', Hardy Garden Mum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink', Dendranthema 'Hillside Sheffield Pink'


Noted for its ravishing blooms, Chrysanthemum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink' is a hardy garden mum boasting a profusion of single apricot-pink daisy flowers adorned with golden yellow centers. Blooming in the fall, they are borne atop the foliage of deeply divided, aromatic green leaves. An antique variety, Hillside Sheffield Pink is vigorous, tolerates heat and drought, making it one of the best selections for southern gardens.

  • Grows up to 24-36 in. tall (60-90 cm) and 30 in. wide (75 cm).
  • Best flowering occurs in full sun in fertile, well-drained soils enriched with organic matter and general-purpose fertilizer. Water freely in dry weather. Plant in a sheltered location to protect your Chrysanthemum from strong winds.
  • Once flowering is over in late autumn, cut the whole plant down to 8 in. (20 cm) tall.
  • Pinch out the growing tip when the plants are 6-8 in. tall (15-20 cm) to encourage free-flowering, bushy plants.
  • Propagate by basal softwood cuttings from overwintered plants in late winter or early spring. Cuttings should be rooted in a loamless compost the surface of which is covered with dry sand and kept in a temperature of 61°F (16°C). Place in a cold frame after first rooting and protect from frost. Harden off in mid spring.
  • Established clumps may be propagated by division in spring.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, caterpillars, leafhoppers, leafminers, plant bugs, and spider mites.
  • Chrysanthemums can be affected by several diseases, including leaf spot, powdery mildew, grey mould or Chrysanthemum white rust. Provide good air circulation and avoid shady sites that cause moisture to remain on the leaves and provide a habitat for diseases.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Chrysanthemums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 9
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Chrysanthemums
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Fall
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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