Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose' (29b)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose'


The Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose' is a captivating variety known for its distinctive salmon-pink blooms. The plant produces an abundance of flowers that create a stunning visual display. Each flower is a composite of numerous individual petals arranged in a decorative pompom-like fashion, which often showcases a deeper hue at the center that gently fades to a softer salmon pink towards the edges. The petals exhibit a slight quill-like appearance that gives them a unique texture and depth. The overall impression of the blossoms is one of lush fullness and a gentle, soothing color palette that is both warm and inviting. Foliage on this chrysanthemum is typically deep green, with leaves that have a pronounced texture and serrated edges. The contrasting greenery offers a complementary backdrop to the vibrant flowers, enhancing their visual appeal. The leaves arise from sturdy stems that branch out to support the numerous flower heads, creating an overall bushy and robust aspect to the plant's appearance. The display of flowers and foliage together makes the 'Salmon Pennine Rose' a favorite for gardeners seeking to add a splash of color and elegance to their floral arrangements or garden beds.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Salmon Pennine Rose, Hardy Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum, Florist's Chrysanthemum, Mums.

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Chrysanthemum, specifically the 'Salmon Pennine Rose' variety, is generally considered to have low toxicity to humans. However, it can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals due to the presence of sesquiterpene lactones, which are skin irritants. If ingested, the plant may cause mild gastrointestinal upset, including symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Ingesting large amounts could potentially lead to more severe symptoms, but this is rare. It is advisable to keep chrysanthemums out of reach of children who might accidentally ingest plant parts.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemums, including the 'Salmon Pennine Rose,' are toxic to pets, such as dogs and cats, due to the presence of compounds known as pyrethrins. If a pet ingests parts of this plant, it may exhibit symptoms of poisoning which can include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, and dermatitis. In severe cases, symptoms can escalate to tremors, seizures, hypersalivation, and in extreme cases, if left untreated, it could potentially lead to death. It is important to prevent pets from ingesting any part of the Chrysanthemum and to seek veterinary care immediately if poisoning is suspected.

  • 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

    • Aesthetic Appeal: The Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose' offers visually attractive salmon pink flowers, adding a splash of color to gardens and landscapes.
    • Seasonal Interest: Chrysanthemums generally bloom in late summer through autumn, providing late-season interest when many other plants have finished flowering.
    • Hardy Nature: Chrysanthemums are known for their hardiness, allowing them to thrive in a variety of climates and conditions.
    • Easy to Cultivate: They are relatively easy to grow and maintain, which makes them suitable for novice gardeners.
    • Pollinator-Friendly: Chrysanthemums can attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to the garden.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: These plants can be used in borders, containers, and as cut flowers for indoor decoration.
    • Long Blooming Period: Chrysanthemums often have a long flowering period, providing color for several weeks.

  • 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

    • Floral photography subject: The intricate pattern and unique salmon color of Chrysanthemums can be a captivating subject for macro photography, allowing artists to explore the beauty of the flower in detail.
    • Educational tool: Horticulture students can study the Chrysanthemum to understand hybridization techniques and the genetic traits that result in their diverse array of colors and forms.
    • Creative crafts: The petals of Chrysanthemums can be used in creating natural dyes for textiles or in making pressed flower art, providing a salmon pink hue to the crafts.
    • Companion planting: When planted in the garden, Chrysanthemums can help repel certain pests and protect other plants without the use of harmful pesticides.
    • Special events decor: Due to their elegant appearance, Chrysanthemums are often used in wedding decorations, from the bridal bouquet to table centerpieces.
    • Culinary presentation: Non-toxic varieties of Chrysanthemums can be used as an edible garnish on plates to add a splash of color to culinary dishes.
    • Meaningful gifts: In many cultures, Chrysanthemums carry symbolic meanings such as love and loyalty, making them thoughtful gifts for special occasions.
    • Book pressing: The flowers can be used for pressing in books, creating a natural and personalized bookmark or a decorative piece for journals and scrapbooks.
    • Performance art: The vibrant color and form of Chrysanthemums can be inspiration for costumes and sets in theater and dance performances.
    • Living art installations: Chrysanthemums can be incorporated into large-scale floral installations, creating dynamic and immersive art experiences for viewers.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Chrysanthemum is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity: Chrysanthemums are often associated with a long life due to their hardy nature and the fact that they can bloom into the late autumn when many other flowers have faded.
    • Loyalty and Devotion: In many cultures, giving a chrysanthemum to someone signifies a steadfast loyalty and a commitment to a loved one.
    • Rebirth and Renewal: As these flowers often bloom in the fall, they can symbolize the idea of rebirth and starting anew, even as the year winds down.
    • Joy and Beauty: With its full, vibrant blooms, the chrysanthemum represents joy and beauty in the face of adversity or the changing of seasons.
    • Happiness: Chrysanthemums are seen as bearers of happiness and are often included in celebratory occasions or given as gifts to convey well wishes.

Every 1-2 week
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 1-2 year
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Mums, like the Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose', should be watered regularly, providing 1 inch of water per week. They prefer evenly moist soil, so check the top inch of soil and water if it feels dry to the touch. Watering should be done deeply, allowing the water to penetrate to the root system rather than just wetting the surface. In the hot summer months or in dry conditions, additional water may be required to maintain moisture levels, potentially doubling the weekly amount. Use a watering can or a soft-spray nozzle to water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to disease.

  • sunLight

    Mums thrive in full sunlight, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sun daily. Place your Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose' in a spot where it will receive ample morning light and protection from the harsher afternoon sun if possible. These plants perform best when they are exposed to bright light throughout the day, promoting strong growth and abundant blooms.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Mums, including the Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose', prefer moderate to cooler temperatures with ideal conditions between 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. They can tolerate a minimum outdoor temperature of about 32 degrees Fahrenheit before they're at risk of frost damage. Maximum temperature for healthy growth should not exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, as high heat can stress the plants.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning your Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose' is important to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth with more blooms. Pinch back tips and disbudding can happen in late spring to early summer. Cut back the stems significantly after flowering in late fall to prepare the plants for dormancy. Pruning should be done annually for the best performance.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Mums thrive in well-draining soil rich in organic matter; mix peat, perlite, and compost at a ratio of 1:1:1. Aim for a soil pH between 6.0 and 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Mums should be repotted every one to two years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mums prefer a moderate humidity level, around 40-60%, avoiding excessively dry or moist air which can cause stress.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright light, well-draining soil, water when top soil feels dry.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun, well-draining soil, deadhead for continual bloom.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose', commonly known as Hardy Garden Mum, begins with seed germination, which occurs in a warm, well-lit environment with moist, well-drained soil. The seedlings then develop into young plants with a rosette of leaves, entering a vegetative growth stage in which they produce stems and more leaves in preparation for flowering. During the flowering stage, the characteristic salmon-pink blossoms appear, attracting pollinators and potentially enabling cross-pollination with other chrysanthemum varieties. After pollination, if seeds are produced, the plant enters a senescence phase where the flowers wither, and the plant begins to die back. Throughout its life, the Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose' may undergo vegetative reproduction through cuttings or division, allowing for clonal propagation. Finally, the plant enters dormancy during the colder months, conserving energy to restart the cycle in the next growing season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagating the Chrysanthemum 'Salmon Pennine Rose' is through stem cuttings, typically done in spring to early summer when the plant is in its active growth phase. To propagate, select a healthy, non-flowering stem and cut a 4 to 6 inch (about 10 to 15 cm) length just below a leaf node. Remove the leaves from the lower half of the cutting, and dip the cut end into a rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting should then be planted in a pot filled with a well-draining soil mix, ensuring that at least one node is buried where roots can form. The soil should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged, and the cutting should be placed in bright, indirect light until roots have established, which generally takes a few weeks. Once rooted, the new Chrysanthemum plants can be gradually acclimatized to outdoor conditions and eventually planted into the garden.