Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' (9a)

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


The Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' is a strikingly attractive plant, presenting a lush display of vibrant pink flowers. Each bloom is composed of a multitude of delicate, layered petals unfolding into a classic pom-pom shape, a signature look of chrysanthemums. The vivid pink petals often possess lighter edges which gradient into a richer, deeper pink towards the flower's center, adding depth and visual interest to the overall display. These blooms are nestled among a dense foliage of dark green leaves which provide a striking contrast to the bright flowers, emphasizing their beauty. The leaves themselves are typically deeply lobed with a slightly serrated edge, their rich color a perfect backdrop for the floral show. This chrysanthemum variety as a whole presents a bushy, mounded form, enabling it to create a full and rounded appearance in the garden, bursting with color and life.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Mum, Chrysanthemum, Hardy Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum.

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy', commonly known as the Chrysanthemum, is not considered highly toxic to humans. However, it can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals when they come in contact with the plant's sap. If ingested, it may lead to mild gastrointestinal upset, including symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, although significant poisonous effects from ingestion are rare in humans. It is generally recommended to handle plants with care and avoid ingesting any part of the plant.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy', commonly known as the Chrysanthemum, is toxic to pets, especially cats and dogs. The plant contains compounds called pyrethrins, which are used in insecticides and can be harmful if ingested by pets. Symptoms of Chrysanthemum poisoning in pets may include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, and dermatitis. In severe cases, ingestion may lead to depression, hypothermia, and muscle tremors. If you suspect your pet has ingested any part of a Chrysanthemum, it is essential to seek veterinary attention immediately.

  • 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

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds vibrant pink color to gardens and landscapes.
    • Seasonal Interest: Blooms in the fall, providing late-season color when many other plants have faded.
    • Pollinator Attraction: Flowers attract bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems.
    • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care once established, making it ideal for busy gardeners.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, can withstand periods of low water, suitable for xeriscaping.
    • Versatility: Can be used in borders, containers, and as cut flowers for indoor arrangements.
    • Cold Hardy: Suitable for growth in USDA zone 9a, showing resilience in cooler temperatures.
    • Long Blooming: Has a long flowering period, providing extended visual interest.
    • Easy Propagation: Can be easily propagated from cuttings or division, allowing gardeners to expand their display.

  • 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

    • Natural Fabric Dyes: The petals of Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' can be used to produce a range of pink hues for dying fabrics naturally.
    • Insect Control: When planted in the garden, Chrysanthemums can repel certain insect pests, such as aphids and spider mites, due to their natural chemical compounds.
    • Companion Planting: Chrysanthemums can be interplanted with vegetables and other flowers to enhance garden biodiversity and potentially improve the growth and health of nearby plants.
    • Biodegradable Confetti: Dried petals of the Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' can be used as a natural and biodegradable confetti alternative for celebrations.
    • Photography Subject: The vibrant pink color of the Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' makes it a popular subject for garden and macro photography.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may use Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' as a muse for paintings, drawings, and textile designs, drawing inspiration from its intricate form and color.
    • Culinary Decoration: The petals can be used to add color and a mild floral flavor as an edible garnish on salads, desserts, and cocktails.
    • Eco-Friendly Crafting: The blooms and foliage can be incorporated into eco-friendly craft projects, such as papermaking, where they can create unique textures and colors within the paper.
    • Cultural Festivities: In some cultures, Chrysanthemums are used during festivals and holidays as decorations to symbolize joy and beauty.
    • Scented Sachets: Dried Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' flowers can be used to fill scented sachets, offering a subtle fragrance for drawers and closets.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Chrysanthemum is believed to bring happiness and joy in Feng Shui, hence it can be placed in areas of the home where you wish to foster positivity, such as the living room or in spaces where you need to enhance well-being, such as near your workspace for increased productivity and mental clarity.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity: Chrysanthemums are often associated with long life and well-being, as in many cultures they are considered to be symbols of immortality or life extension.
    • Renewal: The cycle of blooming each year has led to the chrysanthemum representing rebirth and new beginnings.
    • Devotion and Loyalty: In some cultures, giving a chrysanthemum represents a deep devotion and loyalty, reflecting the flower's enduring nature.
    • Joy and Optimism: The bright pink color of the 'Pink Deane Joy' cultivar conveys a sense of cheerfulness and optimism, uplifting the spirit.
    • Love: In some traditions, the chrysanthemum is given as a gift to express a message of love, especially an unspoken or secret love.

Every 1-2 weeks
10000 - 20000 Lux
Every year
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Mums require consistent moisture for healthy growth, so water the Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' deeply whenever the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Typically, this may be once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions. Avoid overhead watering to keep the foliage dry and prevent fungal diseases. It’s best to water early in the day to allow any moisture on the foliage to evaporate. During the growing season, a mum might need up to 1 gallon of water per week, especially in hot, dry conditions. Adjust the amount of water according to rainfall and temperature, reducing watering in cooler weather.

  • sunLight

    Mums thrive in bright light, so place the Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' in a spot where it can receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. An east or west-facing location that gets morning or late afternoon sun is ideal. Too little light can result in a leggy plant with fewer flowers, so ensure proper light exposure for robust growth.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' fares best in moderate temperatures, ideally between 60°F to 70°F, which encourages strong growth. Mums can withstand temperatures as low as 32°F and as high as 90°F, but extreme temperatures may lead to stress and reduced flowering. The optimal temperature range supports plentiful blooms in the fall.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning is essential for shaping Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy' and encouraging bushier growth. Pinch off the tips of the stems in early summer to promote branching, stopping about mid-July to allow flower buds to form. After the blooming season ends, usually in late fall, cut back the stems to around 6 inches above ground to prepare the plant for winter.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Mums thrive in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. An ideal mix is one part garden soil, one part peat, and one part perlite or vermiculite to ensure good drainage and aeration.

  • plantRepotting

    Mums should be repotted every one to two years, typically in the spring, to refresh the soil and provide room for growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mums prefer moderate ambient humidity, around 40-60%, which mimics their natural outdoor environment.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place mums in bright, indirect light and keep consistently moist.

    • Outdoor

      Plant mums in sun to part shade, sheltered from intense afternoon sun.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy', commonly known as mums, begins its life cycle as a seed or cutting, which when planted, germinates and develops into a small seedling. This seedling grows into a vegetative stage, forming a rosette of leaves at the ground level and then producing stems and foliage as it matures. As the plant enters the budding stage, flower buds start to form, leading up to the blooming period where vibrant pink flowers open and attract pollinators. After pollination, if it occurs, seeds may be produced, completing the sexual reproduction cycle. Following the flowering stage, mums enter a period of senescence where the above-ground parts die back, especially in regions with cold winters, while the roots may survive to regenerate the next season. To ensure the plant's survival, gardeners often divide mums or take cuttings to propagate new plants, thus continuing the cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagating the Chrysanthemum 'Pink Deane Joy', commonly referred to as mums, is through division. This is typically done in the spring just as the new growth begins to appear. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the entire plant and gently separate the clumps of stems with roots attached, ensuring that each division has a good amount of roots and a few shoots. These divisions can then be replanted into a well-draining soil mix at the same depth they were originally growing. Water the new divisions thoroughly to help establish them. This method of division helps to rejuvenate older plants while also creating more plants to expand the garden or share with friends.