Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum Emily = 'Yoemily' (22)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum [Emily]


Chrysanthemum Emily, also known as 'Yoemily,' is a visually striking plant characterized by its vibrant and attractive flowers. The blooms showcase a rich, radiant hue, often presenting a warm spectrum of colors that can include shades of yellows, pinks, oranges, or creams depending on the specific variety. Each flower is composed of numerous petals that are arranged in a dense, overlapping fashion, contributing to a full and lush appearance. The petals are soft to the touch and may exhibit different forms ranging from elongated and slender to more broad and spoon-shaped, depending on the plant. These petals fan outwards from the center of the flower, where a noticeable button-like core resides. This core often contrasts in color with the petals, attracting pollinators to the heart of the bloom. Leaves of the Chrysanthemum Emily plant are typically deep green, providing a striking backdrop for the vivid flowers. The foliage can be oblong or slightly more rounded, with leaf margins ranging from smooth to serrated, offering textural contrast to the soft floral elements. The plant itself tends to have a bushy, spreading habit, enabling it to provide a substantial visual impact in a garden setting. The stems are sturdy and capable of supporting the significant weight of the flower heads, which can be quite substantial due to the numerous densely packed petals. Overall, Chrysanthemum Emily adds a splash of color and vibrancy wherever it is planted, with its bountiful blooms creating a delightful display that can last throughout its blooming season.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Chrysanthemum Emily, Mum Emily, Garden Mum Emily, Hardy Chrysanthemum Emily.

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum Emily = 'Yoemily' (22)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The chrysanthemum, including the variety Chrysanthemum Emily, is typically not highly toxic to humans, but it can cause mild irritation. If ingested, some people might experience symptoms such as dermatitis or an upset stomach. In particular, individuals who are allergic to the plant may have a more severe reaction, which could include redness, itchiness, swelling, or hives on the skin. Ingesting parts of this plant can also lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation in some cases. It is generally advised to avoid consuming any part of chrysanthemum plants.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemums, including the Chrysanthemum Emily variety, are toxic to pets. If ingested by dogs or cats, the plant can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hyper-salivation, incoordination, and dermatitis. The ingestion of chrysanthemums can lead to more serious symptoms such as seizures or liver failure in severe cases. The plant contains compounds such as pyrethrins and sesquiterpene lactones, which are responsible for the toxic effects. Pet owners should prevent their pets from consuming any part of the plant and seek veterinary care immediately if ingestion occurs.

  • 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 appeal: The Chrysanthemum 'Yoemily' is valued for its vibrant blooms that can add color and aesthetic interest to gardens and landscapes.
    • Long blooming period: It often has a lengthy flowering season, providing extended beauty and enjoyment.
    • Attracts pollinators: This plant can attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden, promoting pollination.
    • Drought tolerance: Once established, it can endure periods of low water availability, making it a good choice for xeriscaping or areas with water restrictions.
    • Versatile use: 'Yoemily' can be used in various garden designs, including borders, containers, and as cut flowers for indoor arrangements.
    • Easy to care for: It often requires minimal maintenance, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.
    • Cooler temperature tolerance: Chrysanthemums, including 'Yoemily', are known to withstand cooler temperatures, which can extend the garden season in some regions.

  • 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

    • Chrysanthemum tea: Brewed from the flowers, this tea is a traditional beverage in several cultures, appreciated for its flavor and aromatic properties.
    • Natural dye: The flowers can be used to produce a natural yellow or green dye for fabrics, yarn, or paper.
    • Culinary garnish: Petals of the chrysanthemum can be used to add a splash of color and a slight peppery taste to salads and other dishes.
    • Companion planting: When planted in the garden, chrysanthemums can help deter pests from other plants due to their natural insecticidal properties.
    • Art and photography: The vibrant colors and intricate patterns of chrysanthemum flowers are well suited for use as subjects in art and photography.
    • Feng shui: In some traditions, chrysanthemums are placed in homes or offices to bring a sense of balance and positive energy, according to feng shui principles.
    • Cosmetic uses: Extracts from chrysanthemum flowers can be used in lotions and creams for their potential soothing and moisturizing properties.
    • Floral arrangements: Chrysanthemums are a popular choice for bouquets and floral displays due to their variety of colors and long-lasting blooms.
    • Garden borders: The dense growth habit of chrysanthemums makes them suitable for use as natural borders or edging in gardens and walkways.
    • Crafts: Dried chrysanthemum blooms can be used in potpourri or as part of craft projects like wreath making or pressed flower art.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Chrysanthemum is used in Feng Shui practice to promote happiness and ease in life, often placed in the living room to create a calming atmosphere and bring in positive energy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity and Immortality: Chrysanthemums are often associated with long life and endurance, possibly due to their ability to bloom in the fall when many other plants are dying.
    • Rebirth and Renewal: As perennials, chrysanthemums can return year after year, representing themes of rebirth and the cycle of life.
    • Loyalty and Devotion: In many cultures, chrysanthemums are given as a token of loyalty and steadfastness.
    • Joy and Happiness: Bright and cheerful blooms often make chrysanthemums a symbol of happiness in flower language.
    • Nobility: In certain societies, such as Japan, chrysanthemums hold royal connotations and symbolize nobility and elegance.
    • Death and Mourning: In some European countries, chrysanthemums are symbolic of death and are used to honor the deceased.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Mums, including the Chrysanthemum 'Emily', should be watered regularly to maintain evenly moist soil, especially during dry periods. Typically, watering should be done with about 1 inch of water per week, whether from rainfall or manual watering. Use a watering can or hose to water at the base of the plants, avoiding wetting the foliage which can lead to disease. During hot, dry weather, more frequent watering may be necessary to prevent the soil from drying out. It's important to ensure that the plant is in well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging.

  • sunLight

    Mums thrive best in full sunlight, so Chrysanthemum 'Emily' ideally needs to be placed in a spot where it will receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. However, in areas with very high temperatures, the plant may benefit from light afternoon shade to prevent scorching. Avoid overly shady locations as this will impede the plant's growth and flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The ideal temperatures for growing Mums including the Chrysanthemum 'Emily' range from 70°F to 75°F during the day and from 60°F to 65°F at night. They can tolerate a minimum temperature of about 32°F but should be protected from frost. Temperature extremes, both hot and cold, should be avoided to maintain the health of the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Mums, such as Chrysanthemum 'Emily', benefit from pruning to promote bushier growth and more abundant blooms. Pruning should be done in the spring, cutting back the stems to about 1 inch from the ground after new growth begins. Additionally, pinching back the growing tips and first set of leaves can be done from late spring to early summer to encourage branching. Stop pruning and pinching around mid-July to allow flower buds to form.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Chrysanthemum, commonly known as Mum, should be well-draining and fertile, with a mix of peat, perlite, and compost. Mums prefer a slightly acidic to neutral pH, ranging from 6.0 to 7.0 for optimal growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Mums should be repotted every 1-2 years to refresh the soil and allow room for root growth. It's best to repot in the spring before the onset of the flowering period.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mums thrive in moderate humidity conditions, with ideal levels ranging from 40% to 60%. Avoid extremes in humidity to maintain the plant's health.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure ample light, avoid overwatering, and provide good airflow.

    • Outdoor

      Place in full sun, protect from wind, and maintain moist soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Chrysanthemums, including the variety Emily, start their life cycle as seeds that germinate in warm soil conditions, developing into seedlings with initial leaves. As they grow, these seedlings become vegetative plants with a fuller foliage and a robust root system. Once they mature, chrysanthemums enter a period of budding stimulated by shorter daylight hours, leading to the blooming stage where the distinctive flowers of Emily chrysanthemums, with their characteristic colors and forms, are displayed. After the blooming stage, which can last for several weeks, the flowers eventually senesce and the plant prepares for dormancy, especially in regions with cold winters. During dormancy, the above-ground parts of the plant may die back, while underground parts like roots may remain viable. With the return of favorable conditions in spring, the plant can regrow from surviving roots or stems, thus completing its life cycle and starting anew.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Propogation: Chrysanthemum 'Yoemily' is typically propagated through the division of well-established plants, which is best done in the early spring as new growth appears. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the entire Chrysanthemum plant and gently separate the roots into smaller sections, ensuring each division has a segment of the root system and several shoots. Replant the divisions promptly, maintaining the same planting depth they were originally grown at, and water them thoroughly to help establish the new plants. This method of division helps to rejuvenate older plants and is an easy and effective way to produce new, healthy Chrysanthemums. Care should be taken to avoid damage to the roots and shoots during the process, ensuring a high success rate for the new plants to take hold and thrive.