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Chrysanthemum 'Mei-Kyo'

Pronunciation: kriss-ANTH-em-um
Family: Asteraceae
Synonym: Dendranthemum
Common Name: Mei-Kyo Chrysanthemum
Cultivar: Mei-kyo
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 36in (391cm)
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -20 to -30ºF ZONE 4
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early autumn
  • mid autumn
  • late autumn
Bloom Description: Mei-Kyo Chrysanthemum bear single to semi-double, yellow centered, daisy like lavender-pink flowerheads
Soil Type: Well drained, moderately fertile soil
Pests and Diseases: Aphids, earwigs, nematodes, capsid bugs, leaf miners, spider mites, whiteflies, fungal rot, gray mold, powdery mildew, white rust. Viruses may cause stunting, yellow markings and puckering of the leaves.
Propagation: Sow Mei-Kyo Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum seeds at 55-61ºF in spring, or divide in autumn or in early spring. Take basal cuttings in early spring
Native to: Garden Origin
Winter Sowing Zones: Zones 4-8
Notes for Identification:

Mei-Kyo Chrysanthemum is one of the hardiest mums available. It is a clump forming, bushy perennial, with woody stem bases. They have pinnatisect leaves.

Great for herbaceous border or cutting.

Source: Various sources including The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, University of Florida, and the USDA

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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