Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' (29d)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum 'Salmon Enbee Wedding'


The Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' is a captivating flower with a distinctive appearance. Its blooms boast a full and voluptuous shape with layers of petals that unfurl delicately. The color of the petals is a unique salmon hue, which can vary from a warm pinkish-orange to a light coral, depending on the lighting and maturity of the flowers. Each petal is softly rounded, contributing to the flower's overall plush and inviting aesthetic. The center of the flower is typically less visible due to the abundance of surrounding petals. The foliage is deep green, providing a lush backdrop that highlights the beauty of the salmon-colored flowers. The leaves have a somewhat jagged edge, which adds texture and contrast to the smoothness of the petals. When in bloom, Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' presents a beautiful display of color and form that can add a touch of elegance to any setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Hardy Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum, Florist's Chrysanthemum, Football Mum

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Enbee Wedding'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Chrysanthemums, including the 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' variety, are not highly toxic to humans, but they can cause dermatitis in some individuals who are sensitive to the plant's sap. When handling chrysanthemums, it's advisable to use gloves if you have skin sensitivities. If ingested, parts of the plant could potentially cause gastrointestinal upset, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, but serious poisoning is rare. If a person experiences severe symptoms after ingesting chrysanthemums, they should seek medical attention.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemums are toxic to pets, including cats and dogs. They contain compounds that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, incoordination, and dermatitis if ingested. If a pet consumes chrysanthemums, symptoms may vary from mild to severe and pet owners should contact a veterinarian. In cases where large amounts of the plant are consumed, especially by smaller pets, more serious effects such as depression and muscle tremors might be observed and would require immediate veterinary care.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-3 feet (0.3-0.9 meters)

    • Spread

      1-3 feet (0.3-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Decorative Appeal: Chrysanthemums feature vibrant, full blooms that add color and visual interest to gardens and landscapes.
    • Long Blooming Period: They have a lengthy flowering period which extends from late summer through the fall, providing extended beauty compared to many other plants.
    • Pollinator Friendly: The flowers attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators, thus supporting the local ecosystem.
    • Easy to Grow: Chrysanthemums are generally easy to care for, withstanding a variety of soil types and requiring only moderate maintenance.
    • Hardiness: These plants are quite hardy and can handle cooler temperatures, making them suitable for a variety of climates.
    • Versatile Use: They can be used in a variety of settings, including borders, containers, and as cut flowers for arrangements.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, chrysanthemums can tolerate periods of drought, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Seasonal Festivity: Often associated with fall, they are popular for seasonal displays and festivities like Thanksgiving and Halloween.

  • 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: Chrysanthemums can be used as a colorful and textured backdrop for portrait or macro photography sessions.
    • Natural Dye: The vibrant petals of chrysanthemums can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics or paper, providing a salmon pink hue.
    • Culinary Garnish: Edible varieties of chrysanthemum can be used to add color and a slight tangy flavor as a garnish for salads, desserts, and cocktails.
    • Arts and Crafts: Dried chrysanthemum petals can be incorporated into paper making, potpourri, or used as confetti for special events.
    • Plant Companionship: Chrysanthemums can be planted alongside other plants as they may help deter certain pests through companion planting.
    • Bookmark Creation: Pressed chrysanthemum flowers can be used in creating decorative bookmarks, a quaint and personalized touch for book lovers.
    • Wedding Decor: The 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' variety can be specifically used in wedding floral arrangements, matching with themed color schemes.
    • Seasonal Festivities: Chrysanthemums are a symbol of autumn and can be featured in festivals or events celebrating the fall season.
    • Teaching Tool: Educators can use the plant in biology classes to teach about plant anatomy, life cycles, and pollination strategies.
    • Cultural Symbols: In some cultures, chrysanthemums are used for special ceremonies or to symbolize certain virtues such as fidelity and longevity.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Chrysanthemum is often used in Feng Shui to promote happiness and well-being. It can be placed in areas of the home where you want to introduce positive energy and cleanse the space of negativity, such as the living room or bedroom.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity: The chrysanthemum is often associated with long life and immortality in many cultures, particularly in Asia.
    • Fidelity: Because they bloom in the fall, chrysanthemums represent fidelity, as they withstand the onset of colder weather.
    • Joy: This specific variety, with its salmon color, can symbolize joy and optimism, reflecting the warm hue of the petals.
    • Loyalty: The robust nature of chrysanthemums often stands for loyalty in relationships.
    • Rebirth: Since chrysanthemums bloom in the fall, they can also signify rebirth and the idea of life's cycle continuing.
    • Beauty: With its elegant flowers, the chrysanthemum is often seen as a symbol of beauty in the face of adversity.
    • Nobility: Historically in Japan, the chrysanthemum is a noble flower, often associated with the imperial family.

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

    Chrysanthemums, including the 'Salmon Enbee Wedding', require regular watering to maintain evenly moist soil, especially during dry spells. They should be watered deeply at the base of the plant, avoiding wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease. A general rule is to provide about an inch of water per week, either through rainfall or manual watering - for potted plants, this translates to approximately 0.5 to 0.75 gallons per week, depending on climate and soil drainage conditions. During particularly hot or windy weather, you may need to water more frequently to prevent the soil from drying out, but always check the soil moisture first to avoid overwatering.

  • sunLight

    The 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' mum thrives in bright, indirect light and can tolerate direct morning sunlight but should be shielded from harsh afternoon sun which can scorch the leaves. A spot that receives 5 to 6 hours of morning sunlight followed by dappled or filtered light in the afternoon is ideal. Adequate light is crucial for dense foliage and abundant blooms but avoid excessive direct sunlight, particularly in hot climates.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Chrysanthemums are relatively hardy, and the 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' variety prefers temperatures ranging from 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. While mums can survive brief periods of colder weather, frost or temperatures consistently below 32 degrees Fahrenheit may damage the plant. Conversely, extreme heat above 90 degrees Fahrenheit can also stress the plant and inhibit flowering.

  • scissorsPruning

    The 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' chrysanthemum should be pruned to encourage bushy growth and a profusion of flowers. Pinching off the tips of stems in the spring and early summer can help create a fuller plant. As the blooming season concludes, typically in late fall, old flowers should be deadheaded to maintain plant health and appearance. Hard pruning should be done after the flowering period to remove spent blooms and shape the plant.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Mums prefer well-draining soil rich in organic matter; a mix of peat, perlite, and compost works well. Aim for a pH between 6.5 and 6.7.

  • plantRepotting

    Mums should be repotted every one to two years or when they outgrow their current pot to encourage healthy growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mums thrive in moderate humidity levels around 40-60%, avoiding excessively dry or overly moist air.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright indirect light and keep evenly moist.

    • Outdoor

      Ensure full sun exposure and protect from extreme cold.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Enbee Wedding', commonly known as Hardy Chrysanthemum or Mum, starts its life cycle as a seed or a vegetative cutting. When the seed or cutting is planted, it develops roots and shoots, entering the vegetative growth stage, where the plant forms a bushy structure with foliage. As it matures, the Mum enters the budding stage, during which flower buds start to form, typically triggered by shorter day lengths as the season transitions from summer to autumn. Following the budding, the plant blooms, revealing its distinct salmon-colored flowers that are the defining characteristic of the 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' variety. After flowering, if the flowers are not deadheaded, they will set seed and eventually the plant enters senescence, where it starts to die back, particularly in regions with cold winters. Lastly, the Hardy Chrysanthemum overwinters, either as dormant root systems or using protective strategies such as mulching, to emerge again the following spring, thus completing its life cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagating the Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Enbee Wedding' is through stem cuttings. This process involves taking a 3 to 5-inch (7.6 to 12.7 cm) cutting from a healthy, mature plant during the early part of the growing season, which typically corresponds to spring or early summer. The bottom leaves of the cutting are removed, and the cut end is dipped into rooting hormone to stimulate growth. The cutting is then planted in a moist potting mix, ensuring that the remaining leaves are above the surface. The pot should be placed in a warm, well-lit area but out of direct sunlight to avoid drying out the cutting. Roots generally begin to form within a few weeks, after which the plant can be transplanted to its final location. Regular watering and indirect light support the establishment of the new chrysanthemum plant.