Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'Chestnut Talbot Parade' (29c)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum 'Chestnut Talbot Parade'


The Chrysanthemum 'Chestnut Talbot Parade' is a striking plant known for its decorative value, particularly during the autumn months when its blooms can be most appreciated. This cultivar of chrysanthemum, often simply called mum, has a distinctive appearance characterized by its lush, deeply-colored flowers. The blooms present a rich tapestry of colors, showcasing shades that vary from deep burnt orange to warm bronze tones, reminiscent of the chestnut. Each flower head is composed of numerous intricately arranged petals that may curve inwardly, creating a full, cushioned look. The petals of the 'Chestnut Talbot Parade' chrysanthemum are often long and slender, and they can sometimes exhibit a quilled or spooned form, adding to the visual interest of the flower. The color of the petals can exhibit gradients, blending seamlessly from a darker shade at the base to a lighter tone at the tips, which enhances the depth and complexity of the flower's overall aesthetic. Amidst the flowers, the foliage forms a backdrop of dark green leaves. These leaves have a slightly serrated edge and are typically oval-shaped with a pointed tip, setting off the vivid colors of the blooms with their neutral hue and texture. Generally, the 'Chestnut Talbot Parade' mum forms a dense, bushy habit, contributing to its popularity as a bedding plant or container specimen. Both the flowers and leaves grow on sturdy stems which emanate from the plant's base, creating an impressive display that can bring vibrancy to gardens and decorative pots. This particular type of chrysanthemum is cultivated for its show-stopping floral presentation and is a favorite among gardeners looking to add a splash of autumnal color to their landscapes.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Garden Mum, Florist's Chrysanthemum, Hardy Chrysanthemum.

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum 'Chestnut Talbot Parade' (29c).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The chrysanthemum, commonly known as mum, can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals when in contact with the skin. Ingestion is generally not advised as it can potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There are no severe toxic effects known in humans from ingesting this plant.

    • To pets

      Mums are considered to be toxic to pets, including dogs and cats. If ingested, pets may show signs of vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, incoordination, and dermatitis. The severity of the symptoms can vary based on the amount ingested and the pet's overall sensitivity. It's advisable to keep the plant out of reach of pets and seek veterinary attention if they exhibit any of the aforementioned symptoms after ingesting parts of the plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-61 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-61 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value: The Chrysanthemum 'Chestnut Talbot Parade' adds visual appeal to gardens with its beautiful blooms and vibrant colors.
    • Garden Diversity: Adding this variety of chrysanthemum contributes to the biodiversity of a garden, supporting a range of insect species.
    • Seasonal Interest: Chrysanthemums are known for their late-season blooms, providing color and interest in the garden when many other plants are fading.
    • Ease of Care: Generally, chrysanthemums are low-maintenance plants that are easy to grow, making them suitable for gardeners of all levels of experience.
    • Long Blooming Period: Chrysanthemums, including the 'Chestnut Talbot Parade', often have a long flowering period, extending the display in the garden.
    • Versatility: They can be used in a variety of garden settings, including borders, containers, and as cut flowers in floral arrangements.
    • Pollinator Friendly: Chrysanthemums attract bees and other pollinators, helping to support the local ecosystem.
    • Adaptability: They can adapt to a range of soil types and conditions, although they prefer well-drained soils and full to partial sun.

  • 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

    • Art and Craft: The vibrant petals of chrysanthemums can be pressed and used in creating natural art pieces or in scrapbooking.
    • Dye Production: Chrysanthemum flowers can be used to produce a natural yellow dye for fabrics or paper.
    • Gourmet Cuisine: The petals of certain chrysanthemums, though not specifically the 'Chestnut Talbot Parade', are sometimes used to add color and flavor to salads or as garnish.
    • Aromatherapy: The soothing fragrance of chrysanthemum flowers is used in aromatherapy for its calming and stress-relieving properties.
    • Culinary Decoration: Whole flowers or petals can be frozen in ice cubes to create decorative and edible elements in drinks.
    • Photography: Chrysanthemums are popular subjects for photographers looking to capture the intricate details and vivid colors of flowers.
    • Fragrance Production: The essence of chrysanthemum flowers can be used in the formulation of perfumes and scented oils.
    • Symbolic Gifts: Chrysanthemums carry various meanings in different cultures and are often used for symbolic gifting purposes.
    • Horticultural Shows: Prized for their varied and spectacular blooms, chrysanthemums like the 'Chestnut Talbot Parade' are commonly featured in flower shows and competitions.
    • Teaching and Education: Chrysanthemums can be used in educational settings to teach about plant biology, hybridization, and horticulture.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Chrysanthemums are believed to bring happiness and laughter to the home in Feng Shui; place them in areas where you wish to boost positive energy and lightness.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity: Chrysanthemums are commonly associated with long life and well-being due to their hardy nature and long blooming period.
    • Rebirth: Their ability to bloom in autumn as many other plants are dying off gives them a symbolic connection to rebirth and new life.
    • Happiness: In many cultures, chrysanthemums are seen as a symbol of joy and beauty, cheering up the surroundings with their vibrant colors.
    • Loyalty and devoted love: The chrysanthemum is also a symbol of commitment and fidelity in relationships, reflecting the idea of standing by a loved one through all seasons.
    • Cleansing: In some traditions, chrysanthemums are believed to have cleansing properties, repelling negativity and embodying purity.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Mums, also known as Chrysanthemums, need consistent moisture and should be watered regularly. The watering frequency depends on the climate conditions but typically, during active growth in the spring and summer, watering once a week with about 1 gallon per plant is adequate. Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging. In hotter temperatures or windy weather, more frequent watering may be necessary to keep the soil consistently moist. During the fall and if the mums are well-established, you can reduce the watering frequency slightly.

  • sunLight

    Mums thrive best in full sun conditions where they can receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. Position them in a spot that offers bright, unfiltered sunlight. However, in regions with extremely hot climates, light afternoon shade will help protect the mums from excessive heat stress.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Mums are hardy to a range of temperatures and can survive minimum temperatures down to around 20°F. The ideal growing temperature for Chrysanthemums is between 60°F and 70°F. They can tolerate up to about 90°F but may require additional water and shade when temperatures exceed this range.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning mums promotes bushier growth and more abundant blooms. Pinch back the tips of the stems in late spring to early summer to encourage branching. Stop pinching around mid-summer to allow flower buds to form for the fall. Pruning is best done before the plant reaches a height of 6 inches and again when it's about 12 inches tall.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for a Chrysanthemum, commonly known as Mum, should be well-draining and fertile, with a pH level around 6.5 to 6.7. A blend of peat moss, perlite, and compost is ideal for retaining moisture while providing adequate drainage and aeration.

  • plantRepotting

    Mums should be repotted every one to two years or when they become root-bound. Repotting should be done in the spring before new growth begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mums prefer a moderate humidity level, around 60% is ideal. Avoid placing them in overly dry environments that may cause stress and wilting.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Mum in bright, indirect light and keep the soil moist.

    • Outdoor

      Plant Mum in a sunny spot with fertile, well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Chrysanthemum 'Chestnut Talbot Parade' begins its life as a seed, which once sown, will germinate and develop into a seedling. The seedling grows into a young plant, producing a rosette of leaves close to the soil surface. As the plant matures, it enters a vegetative growth stage where it develops a robust stem and foliage, preparing for the flowering phase. The flowering stage occurs when the plant produces its distinct flowers, which can be a variety of colors depending on the cultivar, and this is often induced by shorter day lengths as chrysanthemums are short-day plants. After pollination, the flowers produce seeds, completing the reproductive cycle. Eventually, as the plant reaches the end of its life cycle, it will enter a period of senescence and die, although many growers will propagate chrysanthemums through cuttings well before this stage to maintain continuous cultivation.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The Chrysanthemum 'Chestnut Talbot Parade', commonly referred to as mums, is often propagated through the division method which is especially effective and commonly practiced for this type of perennial. Division typically takes place in the spring when new shoots are about 1 to 2 inches in height, which would be approximately 2.5 to 5 centimeters. The process involves gently lifting the entire plant out of the ground and carefully separating the clumps into smaller sections, ensuring that each division has a good amount of roots and a few shoots. These divisions are then replanted into well-prepared soil at the same depth they were growing previously, spaced about 18 to 24 inches apart, roughly 45 to 60 centimeters, to allow for growth and air circulation. After planting, the soil should be watered thoroughly to help establish the new divisions.