Garden Mum 'Orange Zest'
- Mid Season Bloomer,
- Mounding Habit,
- Great Fall Decor
(Garden Mum) Nothing says ‘fall’ like the color of Chrysanthemum ‘Orange Zest’! The bright pumpkin orange blooms of ‘Orange Zest’ will add a burst of renewed color to your fall containers and borders. ‘Orange Zest’ is a decorative mum and it’s prolific blooms are long-lasting and the color holds up throughout the season. It boasts a bounty of blooms on a well-branched, mounded plant. It is an excellent addition to your window boxes and containers and will bring back life to your fading landscapes. It will also provide a late-season source of nectar for butterflies, so be sure to add some of these fall-blooming gems to your landscape. Garden mums prefer full sun, but will tolerate light shade, especially in hotter climates. They also need adequate amounts of water, so be sure to keep them moist. They will thrive with a weekly application of a water soluble fertilizer when in bloom. Although garden mums can be grown as a perennial depending on the hardiness zone they are located in, they do tend to perform as annuals in northern areas of the country.
Common Name: Garden Mum
Plant Type: Annual
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9What is my zone?
Max Height: 1 – 2 Feet
Max Spread: 1 – 2 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color: Orange Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate
Attributes: Cut Flower or Foliage
Design Use: Border, Combination Containers, Container, Hanging Baskets, Massing
Container Design: Thriller
Season of Interest (Flowering): Late Summer, Fall
Season of Interest (Foliage): Fall