Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin' (9c)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin'


The Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin' is a captivating plant that is admired for its stunning floral display. Its blossoms are of a delicate pink shade that suggests a soft, satin texture, likely giving rise to its charming name. These flowers, with their intricate arrangement of petals, unfurl into generous, rounded blooms that capture the eye. Their hue can be described as a gentle pink with possibly subtle variations that add depth and interest to the overall appearance. The foliage of this variety is typically deep green, providing a lush backdrop that further accentuates the beauty of the pink flowers. The leaves may potentially have a defined shape that complements the floriferous presentation. This plant, like many chrysanthemums, may exhibit a growth habit that results in a pleasing, bushy form adorned with blossoms from the top to the bottom, enveloping the plant in a lavish floral embrace.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Mum, Chrysanthemum

    • Common names

      Dendranthema 'Satin Pink Gin', Leucanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The common chrysanthemum, which 'Satin Pink Gin' belongs to, can be mildly toxic to humans if ingested. The plant contains compounds such as pyrethrins, which can cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals upon contact. If ingested, symptoms may include nausea, diarrhea, salivation, vomiting, and in severe cases, loss of coordination. Although it is rare, ingestion of large quantities could lead to more serious symptoms.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemums, including the 'Satin Pink Gin' variety, are toxic to pets such as cats and dogs. The plant contains pyrethrins and sesquiterpene lactones, which can cause symptoms like drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, and dermatitis after ingestion. In severe cases, ingestion can lead to depression and loss of appetite. It's advisable to prevent pets from chewing on any part of the plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (0.3-0.6 meters)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (0.3-0.6 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds vibrant color and decorative interest to gardens and landscapes.
    • Diversity in Landscaping: Suitable for mixed borders, flower beds, and container gardening.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Provides nectar and pollen for bees and butterflies, promoting biodiversity.
    • Seasonal Interest: Blooms in late summer to fall, providing color when many other plants are fading.
    • Low Maintenance: Generally requires minimal care once established, making it suitable for novice gardeners.
    • Drought Tolerance: Can withstand periods of low water once fully established, reducing the need for frequent irrigation.
    • Frost Resistance: Capable of surviving light frosts, extending the blooming period in cooler climates.
    • Propagates Easily: Can be easily propagated through cuttings or division, allowing gardeners to expand their collection.
    • Longevity: Often perennial in nature, it can provide years of enjoyment with proper care.

  • 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

    • Indicator Plant: Chrysanthemums can be used as a natural indicator plant for the presence of certain pests in the garden, such as aphids, due to their attractiveness to these pests.
    • Natural Thermometer: The blooming period of chrysanthemums in some regions can help gardeners gauge the transition of seasons and determine if unusual weather patterns are occurring.
    • Eco-Friendly Packaging Material: Dried chrysanthemum flowers can be used as a natural and biodegradable packing material as an alternative to synthetic foams or plastics.
    • Photography Aid: The Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin' can serve as an attractive subject or backdrop for photographers looking to add natural beauty and depth to their compositions.
    • Art Inspiration: The unique colors and form of the Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin' can inspire artists for paintings, fabric designs, and other forms of artwork.
    • Crafting Supply: Dried flowers and petals can be used in various crafting activities, such as making potpourri, bookmarks, or decorative wreaths.
    • Natural Dye: The petals of the Satin Pink Gin chrysanthemum can be used to produce a natural dye for fabrics, wool, or paper, especially to attain soft pink hues.
    • Culinary Garnish: Though not commonly known for this variety, edible chrysanthemum petals can sometimes be used as a delicate and colorful garnish for culinary dishes.
    • Symbolic Gifts: In some cultures, chrysanthemums carry symbolic meanings, like longevity and joy, making them a thoughtful choice for gifts on certain occasions.
    • Teaching Tool: Chrysanthemums can be used in educational settings to teach children about plant biology, life cycles, and the care required for living organisms.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Chrysanthemums bring strong positive energy and are often used in Feng Shui to promote happiness and a life of ease. They are also believed to embody yang energy, which can counteract negative influences and attract good luck. Consider placing chrysanthemums in the living room or front hall to welcome positive vibes.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Chrysanthemums are not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity: Chrysanthemums have been associated with long life and immortality due to their hardy nature and long blooming period.
    • Rebirth and Renewal: The cycle of growth, blooming, and regeneration that chrysanthemums exhibit symbolizes new beginnings and rejuvenation.
    • Loyalty and Devotion: In many cultures, giving a chrysanthemum to someone is a way of showing your loyalty and sincere devotion to them.
    • Happiness and Joy: Chrysanthemums are often given as gifts to encourage happiness and to celebrate joyful occasions due to their bright and cheerful appearance.
    • Health and Well-being: Chrysanthemums are believed to represent a strong life force and are often used in traditional medicine, symbolizing health and well-being.

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

    The mums should be watered regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not soggy. They typically require watering once every 1 to 3 days, depending on weather conditions and soil drainage. For Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin', it's essential to apply water directly to the soil rather than overhead to prevent fungal diseases. A good rule is to provide about 1 inch of water each week; this translates to about 0.6 gallons for an average-sized plant. Adjust the amount during hotter, drier periods or if the plant is in a container, which might require more frequent watering.

  • sunLight

    Mums thrive in full sunlight, so place Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin' in a location where it can receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. A spot in the garden that gets morning sun and some afternoon shade can help protect the plant during the hottest part of the day. Avoid putting it in deep shade, as this can lead to weak growth and fewer flowers.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Mums prefer moderate temperatures and can survive in conditions where the temperature ranges from 32°F to 90°F. However, the ideal growing temperatures for Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin' are between 50°F and 70°F. These flowering plants are hardy within USDA zones 5 through 9, but they should be protected from frost, as extreme cold can damage or kill the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning mums helps maintain their shape, encourage bushier growth, and promote more abundant blooms. For Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin', pinch back the tips when the plants are about 6 inches tall in late spring or early summer. Continue to pinch back every couple of weeks until midsummer to encourage branching. The best time for heavy pruning is after the blooming season when blooms are spent, usually in late fall.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Mum, commonly known as the Chrysanthemum, should be well-draining and fertile, with a mixture of peat, perlite, and compost. An ideal pH for Chrysanthemums ranges from 6.5 to 6.7.

  • plantRepotting

    Mums should generally be repotted every one to two years to refresh the soil and encourage healthy growth; repot in spring before new growth starts.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Mums prefer average to slightly above average humidity levels, around 40-60% is ideal for their growth.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Mums in bright, indirect light inside with good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Ensure full to partial sun and protect from harsh elements.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The life cycle of the Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin' typically begins with seed germination, where the plant emerges from seeds in ideal growing conditions of light, moisture, and warmth. Following germination, the seedling grows into a juvenile plant, developing a root system and foliage through vegetative growth during which no flowers are produced. Entering the vegetative maturity stage, the Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin' expands its leaf canopy and strengthens its stems in preparation for flowering. The reproductive phase occurs when environmental cues such as daylight and temperature signal the plant to transition, leading to the development of flower buds. These buds bloom into the characteristic pink flowers of the 'Satin Pink Gin' Chrysanthemum, during which pollination can occur if the flowers are visited by pollinators or if wind aids in the process. Lastly, after successful pollination, seeds are produced, which will disperse to give rise to the next generation of plants, completing the life cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Chrysanthemum 'Satin Pink Gin', commonly known as mums, can be propagated most effectively through division, which is a popular method for this perennial plant. Division is typically done in the spring when the new growth begins to show, just before the plants start their active growing season. To propagate by division, carefully dig up the entire plant, making sure to keep a large amount of the root system intact. With a sharp spade or knife, divide the plant into smaller sections, ensuring each has a portion of the roots and several shoots. These divisions can then be replanted at the same depth they were growing before, spaced about 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm) apart, to allow for adequate room for growth. This method is straightforward and helps rejuvenate older plants while increasing the number of plants in your garden.