Winter-hardy Mammoth™ series garden chrysanthemums 'Red Daisy', 'White Daisy', and 'Coral Daisy' sporting a shrub plant habit

Neil O Anderson, Peter Ascher, Esther Gesick, Lee Klossner, Neal Eash, Vincent Fritz, James Hebel, Stephen Poppe, Judith Reith-Rozelle, Roger Wagner, Susan Jacobson, David Wildung, Patricia Johnson

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Three new Chrysanthemum xhybrida, garden chrysanthemum cultivars: Red Daisy, White Daisy, and Coral Daisy, are the first in the Mammoth™ series that are advanced interspecific hybrids derived from an open-pollinated cross between hexaploid C. weyrichii (Maxim.) Tzvelv. x C. xgrandiflora Tzvelv. These cultivars are backcross or inbred derivatives of the original interspecific F1 hybrids. All three cultivars are U.S. Department of Agriculture Z3b (-34.4°C to -37.2°C) winter-hardy herbaceous perennials exhibiting a shrub habit with the cushion phenotype. Additional traits exhibited by these three cultivars are butterfly attractants, frost tolerance of the flowers, and genetic 'self-pinching.' These Mammoth™ cultivars are clonally propagated, virus indexed, protected by U.S. Plant Patents and Canadian Plant Breeder's Rights, and are available from the North American exclusive licensee Ball Seed Company.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)648-654
Number of pages7
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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  • Asteraceae
  • Breeding
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Dendranthema
  • Herbaceous perennials
  • Interspecific hybrids


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