Chrysanthemum 'Bravo' Chrysanthemum Bravo

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum [Bravo]


Chrysanthemum Bravo, commonly known as Mum Bravo or Bravo Mum, is a striking ornamental plant. It is characterized by its bright and vibrant flowers that come in a variety of colors like yellow, white, red, and pink. The flowers are dense and rounded, with numerous petals forming a full and lush appearance. The leaves of the Bravo Mum are dark green, deeply lobed, and have a slightly serrated edge, providing a beautiful contrast to the colorful blooms. This plant is renowned for its aesthetic appeal and is often used in decorative displays and floral arrangements.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Chrysanthemum Bravo, Mum Bravo, Bravo Mum, 

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Bravo', Chrysanthemum 'Yobra', Chrysanthemum 'Bravo', Dendranthema 'Bravo'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Chrysanthemum Bravo is not known to be toxic to humans. However, it is always advisable to handle plants with care and avoid ingesting them unless they are known to be safe for consumption. People with sensitive skin may experience irritation when handling the plant, so wearing gloves is recommended during gardening activities.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemum Bravo can be toxic to pets, especially dogs and cats. If ingested, it can cause symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, incoordination, and dermatitis. The plant contains compounds that can be irritating to the gastrointestinal tract and skin of pets. If you suspect your pet has ingested any part of the plant, it is important to seek veterinary care promptly.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2 feet 24 inches (60 centimeters)

    • Spread

      2 feet 24 inches (60 centimeters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal - Chrysanthemum Bravo adds vibrant color and beauty to gardens and landscapes with its varied and colorful flowers.
    • Attracts Pollinators - Its blooms attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators, supporting the local ecosystem.
    • Seasonal Decoration - The flowers are widely used in fall decorations due to their late blooming period and vibrant colors.
    • Cut Flowers - Chrysanthemum Bravo is ideal for cut flower arrangements, adding longevity and color to bouquets.
    • Mood Enhancer - The bright and cheerful appearance of the flowers can enhance the mood and aesthetic of any space.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Landscape Design - Chrysanthemum Bravo is widely used in landscape design for its vibrant blooms that add a splash of color to any garden.
    • Fall Festivities - Its flowers are popular in autumn festivals and decorations, symbolizing the beauty and bounty of the fall season.
    • Photography Backdrops - The colorful and dense blooms of Chrysanthemum Bravo make for excellent backdrops in floral and garden photography.
    • Educational Uses - This plant can be used in educational settings to teach about plant growth, reproduction, and horticulture.
    • Art Inspiration - The unique beauty of the Chrysanthemum Bravo inspires artists and is often featured in paintings and floral designs.
    • Theme Gardens - Perfect for themed gardens, especially those designed around color schemes or specific types of flowers.
    • Container Gardening - Suitable for container gardening, adding aesthetic value to balconies, patios, and indoor settings.
    • Public Spaces - Often planted in public parks and gardens for public enjoyment and to enhance community spaces.
    • Companion Planting - Used in companion planting to create visually appealing combinations with other autumn-blooming plants.
    • Craft Projects - The dried flowers of Chrysanthemum Bravo can be used in various craft projects, including potpourri and dried floral arrangements.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Chrysanthemum Bravo is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Chrysanthemum Bravo is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity and Health - Chrysanthemums, including Chrysanthemum Bravo, are traditionally associated with long life and good health in various cultures, particularly in Asia.
    • Joy and Optimism - The bright and cheerful appearance of Chrysanthemum Bravo flowers symbolizes joy and optimism, bringing a positive energy to any setting.
    • Beauty and Elegance - The elegant form and vibrant colors of the Bravo variety represent beauty and refinement in the language of flowers.
    • Fall Celebration - As a flower that blooms in the fall, Chrysanthemum Bravo is often seen as a symbol of the season's beauty and abundance.

Once a week
20000 - 50000 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Early spring to summer
Every spring
  • water dropWater

    Chrysanthemum Bravo should be watered regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant deeply about once a week with approximately 1 gallon per plant, adjusting based on weather conditions. During hot, dry periods, more frequent watering may be necessary. It's important to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. Ensure the plant is in well-draining soil to prevent water accumulation.

  • sunLight

    Chrysanthemum Bravo thrives best in full sun. It requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily to bloom abundantly. A location that receives morning sunlight and some protection from the intense afternoon sun is ideal. In regions with very hot summers, light afternoon shade can help prevent scorching of the blooms and leaves.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Chrysanthemum Bravo prefers moderate temperatures, thriving best in conditions ranging from 60°F to 75°F. It can tolerate brief periods of colder weather, down to about 32°F, but prolonged exposure to freezing temperatures can damage the plant. Protecting the plant with mulch or covering during frost can help it survive in colder climates. During the hot summer months, ensure the plant has adequate water and some protection from extreme heat to maintain its health and vibrancy.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Chrysanthemum Bravo in early spring to remove any dead or damaged stems and to shape the plant. Deadheading, or removing spent flowers, encourages more blooms and extends the flowering period. Pruning also improves air circulation around the plant, which can help prevent fungal diseases.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Chrysanthemum Bravo prefers well-draining, fertile soil with a neutral to slightly acidic pH, ideally between 6.0 and 7.0. A mix of garden soil, compost, and some sand or perlite is recommended for adequate drainage and fertility. Regular organic matter additions will enhance soil health, supporting robust growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Chrysanthemum Bravo, if grown in containers, should be repotted every 1-2 years, preferably in the spring. Repotting is needed when the plant outgrows its current pot or the soil becomes compacted. Use a slightly larger pot with fresh, suitable soil mix to encourage healthy growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Chrysanthemum Bravo tolerates a wide range of humidity levels but thrives best in moderate conditions. Avoid overly humid environments to prevent fungal diseases. In dry indoor conditions, occasional misting can help maintain plant health.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light, avoid overwatering, ensure good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-draining soil, protect from extreme cold.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Chrysanthemum Bravo begins its life cycle as a seed, which, when planted and under suitable conditions, germinates to form a small seedling. This seedling stage is marked by the emergence of the first leaves and root system. As it grows, it develops into a mature plant with a fuller foliage structure and sturdy stems. The plant then enters the blooming stage, usually in late summer to fall, showcasing its vibrant and colorful flowers. After blooming, the plant sets seeds, completing the reproductive cycle. In many climates, Chrysanthemum Bravo may die back in winter and regrow in spring, or it may be treated as an annual and replanted each year.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early spring to summer

    • The most popular method of propagating Chrysanthemum Bravo is through cuttings. This is best done in early spring to summer. Choose a healthy, non-flowering stem and cut a 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) section. Remove the lower leaves and dip the cut end in rooting hormone. Plant the cutting in a pot filled with a mix of peat and perlite or sand, ensuring good drainage. Water the cutting and keep it in a warm place with indirect sunlight. Roots typically develop within a few weeks, after which the new plant can gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions. This method is effective for producing clones of the parent plant, preserving its characteristics.

  • insectPests

    Spider mite, Whitefly, Thrips, Aphid

  • microbeDiseases

    Powdery mildew, Leaf spot, Rust