Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'Payton Prince' (29c)
The Chrysanthemum 'Payton Prince' features an array of stunning blossoms that are sure to catch the eye in any garden or floral display. The flowers are characterized by their rich and vibrant hues, often displaying a mix of colors that blend seamlessly from the center outwards. The petals can be multi-layered, creating a dense, pompom-like effect that adds to the overall lush appearance of the bloom. The foliage of 'Payton Prince' is equally noteworthy, providing a dark green backdrop that contrasts beautifully with the vividness of the flowers. The leaves are typically oblong-shaped with a serrated edge, contributing texture and depth to the visual appeal of the plant. The stems are sturdy, allowing the blossoms to stand proudly amongst other plantings or within cut-flower arrangements. While the size of this Chrysanthemum variety isn't discussed, the overall appearance is one of opulence and charm. The impressive coloration of the flowers, complemented by the rich greenery, makes 'Payton Prince' a popular choice for both garden enthusiasts and professional florists looking for a striking addition to their palette.
About this plant
Hardy Mum, Garden Mum, Florist's Chrysanthemum.
Chrysanthemum 'Payton Prince'
Chrysanthemums, including the variety 'Payton Prince,' are not considered highly toxic to humans. However, they can cause dermatitis or skin irritation in sensitive individuals. If ingested, they may cause mild gastrointestinal upset, such as nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. In general, it is not advisable to consume any parts of ornamental plants due to potential pesticide and herbicide residues.
Chrysanthemums are toxic to pets, including dogs and cats. The toxicity is due to the presence of compounds known as pyrethrins, which can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, incoordination, and dermatitis. In severe cases, ingestion of chrysanthemums can lead to more serious neurological symptoms like tremors, seizures, and lethargy. It is important to prevent pets from ingesting any part of the plant and seek veterinary care if exposure is suspected.
Color of leaves
1-3 feet (0.3-0.9 meters)
1-3 feet (0.3-0.9 meters)
- General Benefits
- Ornamental Value: Chrysanthemum 'Payton Prince', commonly known as a mum, brings vibrant color to gardens with its showy flowers.
- Aesthetic Versatility: Mums can be used in borders, containers, and as cut flowers for indoor arrangements.
- Extended Blooming Season: Chrysanthemums have a long flowering period, often blooming from late summer into fall.
- Pollinator Support: They attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems.
- Easy to Grow: Mums are relatively easy to care for, requiring minimal maintenance once established in the right conditions.
- Drought Tolerance: These plants can withstand periods of low water once fully established, making them suitable for xeriscaping.
- Cold Resistance: Chrysanthemums are hardy and can survive in cooler temperatures, making them a good choice for fall color in the garden.
- Variety of Colors: The 'Payton Prince' variety, like many mums, comes in a range of colors, allowing for diverse design choices in landscaping.
- Medical Properties
This plant is not used for medical purposes.
- Air-purifying Qualities
This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.
- Other Uses
- Photographic subject - Chrysanthemum flowers are often used in photography for their intricate petals and variety of colors, which can add detail and depth to floral photography.
- Art inspiration - Artists may use the Chrysanthemum as inspiration for paintings, drawings, and even textile designs due to its striking appearance.
- Culinary garnish - The petals of certain Chrysanthemum varieties are edible and can be used to add color and mild flavor to salads and other dishes.
- Dye source - The flowers can be used to naturally dye fabrics or paper, creating beautiful shades of yellow, gold, or green.
- Companion planting - Chrysanthemums can be used in gardens to complement other plants, both aesthetically and functionally, such as deterring pests with their scent.
- Craft projects - Dried Chrysanthemum flowers can be used in various craft projects, like making potpourri, wreaths, or floral arrangements.
- Feng Shui - In some cultures, the Chrysanthemum is used in Feng Shui practices to bring happiness and laughter to the home.
- Bookmark creation - Dried Chrysanthemum petals can be laminated within bookmarks for a unique and natural aesthetic.
- Education - Chrysanthemums can be used in schools or educational programs to teach about plant biology, life cycles, and horticulture.
- Special events - Chrysanthemum flowers are popular in arrangements for events like weddings, anniversaries, or celebrations, contributing beauty and elegance.
- Feng Shui
The chrysanthemum is not used in Feng Shui practice.
- Zodiac Sign Compitability
The chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.
- Plant Symbolism
- Longevity: Chrysanthemums are often associated with long life and enduring vitality, perhaps due to their hardy nature and ability to bloom into the late fall.
- Rebirth: As perennials that return year after year, chrysanthemums can symbolize new life and rebirth.
- Nobility: In some cultures, such as Japan, the chrysanthemum is a noble flower, representing the imperial family and used in official insignia.
- Loyalty and Devoted Love: In the language of flowers, chrysanthemums convey messages of loyal love and support, making them a choice gift for friends and family members.
- Joy and Optimism: With their bright and cheerful appearance, chrysanthemums often represent happiness and a positive outlook on life.
Mums, like the Chrysanthemum 'Payton Prince', prefer even moisture. To keep them hydrated without causing waterlogging, water them deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry. This might be about once a week, but frequency can vary based on climate conditions. Apply water directly to the base of the plant, using enough water to soak the roots, which could be around 1 gallon per plant, depending on size. Overhead watering can lead to fungal diseases, so avoid wetting the foliage.
Mums require plenty of sunlight to thrive. The 'Payton Prince' variety, like other mums, grows best in a spot that receives full sun for at least 6 hours a day. A location with unobstructed sunlight, particularly during the morning, is ideal to ensure vibrant blooms and healthy growth.
Mums, such as the 'Payton Prince', perform well in a wide range of temperatures but prefer a moderate climate. They can survive minimum temperatures down to about 32 degrees Fahrenheit and maximum temperatures that do not exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal temperature range for mums is between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, which encourages optimal growth and flowering.
Prune mums like the 'Payton Prince' to encourage a bushier growth habit and more blooms. Pinch back the growing tips when the plants are about 6 inches tall and repeat every 2 to 3 weeks until mid-summer. The best time to perform heavy pruning is early spring to remove dead or damaged parts of the plant and to shape it.
Mums thrive in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0 to 6.7. A mix with equal parts peat, vermiculite, and compost is ideal for Chrysanthemum 'Payton Prince'.
Mums, or Chrysanthemums, should be repotted when they outgrow their current pot or every 2 years to refresh the soil.
- Humidity & Misting
Mums prefer a moderate humidity level around 40-60%. Avoid overly dry or damp conditions for optimal growth.
- Suitable locations
Place your Mum in bright, indirect light and maintain regular watering.
Choose a spot with full sun to part shade and well-draining soil for Mums.
- Life cycle
Chrysanthemum 'Payton Prince' begins its life cycle as a seed or cutting, which, when planted in well-draining soil and with adequate warmth, will sprout and develop roots. The seedling stage follows, marked by the emergence of the first true leaves, after which the plant enters the vegetative stage, producing a bushy array of leaves and stems. During the flowering stage, which occurs in response to shorter day lengths, the plant develops flower buds that bloom into the characteristic colorful flowers recognizable as mums. Once flowering is complete, the plant enters a period of senescence where the flowers fade and the plant prepares for dormancy, especially in regions with cold winters. In spring, the plant may regrow from the base if it was not killed by frost, entering the next growing season by producing new shoots. After a few years, the plant may become woody and require division to rejuvenate and maintain vigorous growth.
Spring to Summer
Propogation: The most popular method of propagating the Chrysanthemum 'Payton Prince', commonly referred to as mums, is through division. This process is best undertaken in the spring when new growth begins to emerge. To propagate mums by division, one should carefully dig up the entire plant, making sure to keep as much of the root system intact as possible. The clump should then be gently separated into smaller sections, each with a good portion of roots and shoots. These divisions can be immediately replanted into a well-prepared garden soil, ensuring that they are spaced about 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 centimeters) apart to allow for proper growth and air circulation. It's crucial to water the newly planted divisions thoroughly to help establish them in their new locations. With proper care, these divisions will develop into robust, flowering plants by the autumn blooming season.