Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'Mezzo Pink' (Poppins Series)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum 'Mezzo Pink'


The Chrysanthemum 'Mezzo Pink' from the Poppins Series stands out with its vibrantly colored flowers and lush foliage. The plant is adorned with a profusion of pink blossoms that have a daisy-like appearance, featuring a prominent central disk surrounded by elongated petals. These petals can be described as radiating outwards, creating a full and rounded floral display. The hue of pink is soft yet lively, exuding a sense of warmth and cheerfulness in the garden. Contrasting with the delicate flowers are the plant's leaves which are deep green, with a slightly serrated edge, giving a rich backdrop to the pastel blooms. The leaves are attached to stems that branch out to create a dense cluster of foliage and flowers, contributing to a full and hearty appearance overall. As a member of the Poppins Series, this Chrysanthemum variety is cultivated for its aesthetic appeal and is commonly grown for its colorful impact in residential gardens, public spaces, or as part of decorative arrangements. Its alluring pink petals are particularly appealing to those who enjoy pastel-themed garden designs or wish to add a touch of soft color to their outdoor or indoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Garden Mum, Florist's Daisy, Hardy Chrysanthemum

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum 'Mezzo Pink' (Poppins Series).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Chrysanthemums, including the 'Mezzo Pink' variety from the Poppins Series, are not considered highly toxic to humans. However, they can cause dermatitis in some individuals who have sensitivities to the plant’s sap. Ingesting parts of the plant isn't typically life-threatening but may cause gastrointestinal upset, such as vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. In rare cases, if a large amount is consumed, more serious symptoms could occur, and medical attention should be sought.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemums, including the 'Mezzo Pink' variety, are toxic to pets, including cats and dogs. These plants contain compounds that can be irritating to pets if ingested, leading to symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, incoordination, and dermatitis. In severe cases, the toxicity can lead to more serious conditions such as depression or liver failure. If you suspect your pet has ingested chrysanthemums, it is important to contact a veterinarian as soon as possible.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-60 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value: Chrysanthemums are well-known for their showy flowers, adding aesthetic value to gardens and landscapes.
    • Variety of Colors: They come in various colors, with 'Mezzo Pink' providing a soft, pleasing pink hue.
    • Seasonal Interest: Blooming in late summer to fall, they provide color when many other plants have finished flowering.
    • Easy to Grow: Chrysanthemums are generally easy to care for, making them suitable for gardeners of all levels.
    • Attracts Pollinators: They attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, supporting pollination in the garden.
    • Versatile in Use: Suitable for borders, containers, and as cut flowers, offering flexibility in their use.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, chrysanthemums can tolerate periods of drought, although they prefer regular watering.

  • 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

    • Photography Prop: Chrysanthemum 'Mezzo Pink' can serve as a vibrant, color-rich subject or backdrop in floral photography due to its lush and distinctive pink blossoms.
    • Art Inspiration: Artists may use this particular chrysanthemum as muse for paintings, drawings, or textile patterns, exploring its unique color and form.
    • Natural Fabric Dyes: The petals of 'Mezzo Pink' can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, imparting a soft pink hue to cloth materials.
    • Culinary Garnish: Although not a common practice, the petals, if confirmed edible, could be used as a decorative garnish for desserts and select savory dishes to add color and a mild floral flavor.
    • Eco-friendly Confetti: Dried petals of the chrysanthemum can be used as biodegradable confetti for outdoor celebrations to minimize environmental impact.
    • Bookmark Crafting: Pressed flowers from 'Mezzo Pink' can be encased in laminates or other transparent materials to create unique and beautiful bookmarks.
    • Floral Crafts: The vibrant petals can be used in various crafts, including making floral candles, soaps, or potpourri, adding both color and a subtle scent profile.
    • Table Centerpieces: 'Mezzo Pink' makes for an attractive centerpiece for events and can be paired with other plants or decorative elements to enhance table settings.
    • Scented Sachets: Dried petals and blooms can be placed in small pouches to create scented sachets that impart a gentle fragrance in drawers and closets.
    • Creative Writing Stimuli: The beauty of 'Mezzo Pink' chrysanthemums can help to set a visual stage or atmosphere in creative writing workshops or settings.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Chrysanthemum is used in Feng Shui to promote happiness and a relaxed feeling in the home. It is often placed in the living room to bring in positive energy and can also help purify the air. The bright pink color of 'Mezzo Pink' adds a youthful and active energy, which can be beneficial in areas of the home that require a boost of vibrancy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity: Chrysanthemums are often associated with long life and well-being in many cultures due to their hardiness and health-giving properties.
    • Rejuvenation: As these flowers bloom in the fall, they symbolize the idea of reviving and overcoming challenges, mirroring life's cycle.
    • Love and affection: In some cultures, a chrysanthemum is given as a sign of love and devotion between friends and family members.
    • Loyalty: The chrysanthemum's ability to bloom in adverse conditions is seen as a trait of loyalty and steadfastness.
    • Nobility: In Japanese culture, the chrysanthemum is a royal symbol, representing purity and refinement.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 1-2 years
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Mums, including the 'Mezzo Pink' variety, prefer even moisture without being overly wet. To ensure this, water the plants deeply once a week, providing around 1 gallon of water per plant for established mums. During hot or dry spells, watering frequency should increase to twice per week. Always water at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and prevent disease. Adjust watering if rainfall occurs to avoid waterlogging the soil.

  • sunLight

    Mums, such as the 'Mezzo Pink' variety, thrive best in full sun conditions receiving at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. The ideal spot for these plants is a location that has morning sun and some afternoon protection if the climate is exceptionally hot, although they can generally handle full sun all day.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Mums, or more specifically 'Mezzo Pink' mums, grow best in a temperature range of 60°F to 75°F during the day, with nighttime temperatures preferably above 50°F. They can survive minimal frosts, but their ideal growth range is within these warmer temperatures. Extreme heat above 90°F may stress the plant, and prolonged exposure to temperatures below 32°F can cause damage.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning 'Mezzo Pink' mums is essential to maintain their shape and encourage dense growth and abundant flowering. Pinch back the tips of new growth in late spring and early summer, stopping around mid-July to allow flower buds to form. The best time for heavy pruning is after flowering when plants can be cut back to 6 inches to prepare for winter.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Mums prefer well-draining soil with a mix of peat, perlite, and compost to provide nutrients and proper aeration. A slightly acidic to neutral pH of 6.0 to 7.0 is optimal for Chrysanthemum 'Mezzo Pink'.

  • plantRepotting

    Chrysanthemums should be repotted every one to two years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth, preferably in spring before the active growing season begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mums thrive in average room humidity levels; however, they enjoy some humidity and benefit from occasional misting or a pebble tray to maintain moderate humidity around the plant.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright indirect light and ensure good airflow.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun to part shade and protect from strong winds.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Chrysanthemum 'Mezzo Pink' (Poppins Series), commonly known as the garden mum, begins its life cycle with seed germination, where environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture trigger the growth of a new plant from the seed. The seedling stage follows, characterized by the emergence of the first true leaves as the seedling establishes itself. At vegetative growth, the plant exhibits rapid foliage development, branching out to form a bushy structure. During the budding stage, the formation of flower buds signify the onset of the reproductive phase. With full bloom, the plant displays its characteristic pink flowers, attracting pollinators and fulfilling its reproductive purpose. The final stage involves senescence and eventual death of the plant after energy has been expended on flowering and seed production, completing the cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The most popular method of propagating the Chrysanthemum 'Mezzo Pink' from the Poppins Series is through stem cuttings. This process is typically done in the spring when the plant's new growth is about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) tall. A gardener would select a healthy stem and cut it just below a leaf node. This cutting should then have the lower leaves removed and be dipped in rooting hormone powder to enhance root development. Afterwards, the cutting is planted in a pot filled with a well-draining soil mix. The potted cutting should be kept moist and in a warm environment with indirect sunlight to encourage rooting, which usually takes about 3 to 4 weeks. After a stable root system is established, the new Chrysanthemum can be transplanted outdoors or into a larger pot to continue growing.