Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' (29c)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade'


Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' is a beautiful ornamental plant known for its vibrant and showy flowers. The plant's appearance is dominated by its floral display, which features a multitude of large blooms. Each flower is composed of a dense cluster of delicate petals that are richly colored and may have various shades depending on the variety. The petals are arranged in a way that they look like intricate layers of ribbons that have been expertly ruffled, creating a full, rounded shape for each flowerhead. The foliage of 'Talbot Parade' forms a lush backdrop to the blossoms, with leaves that are typically deep green, providing a striking contrast. The leaves themselves are oblong with a slightly serrated edge, creating visually interesting texture throughout the plant. Together, the flowers and foliage make Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' a popular choice for garden displays and floral arrangements that seek to add a splash of color and sophistication. This variety is not only admired for its aesthetics but also for its resilience and longevity as a blooming plant in suitable growing conditions.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Mum, Chrysanth, Hardy Garden Mum.

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' (29c).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are not considered highly toxic to humans. However, they can cause skin irritation in some individuals with sensitivities. If ingested, they may cause mild symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or skin rashes in some cases. Contact with the skin can sometimes result in dermatitis.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemums can be toxic to pets, especially cats and dogs. They contain compounds called pyrethrins, which can cause vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, incoordination, and dermatitis in animals if ingested. In severe cases, ingestion can lead to more serious conditions such as depression, tremors, or seizures. It is advisable to keep chrysanthemums out of reach of pets to prevent the possibility of poisoning.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (0.3-0.6 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: 'Talbot Parade' adds vibrant color and visual interest to gardens with its bright floral display.
    • Easy to Grow: This variety of chrysanthemum is known for being hardy and relatively easy to cultivate in a variety of climates.
    • Pest Resistance: Chrysanthemums have natural pest-repellent properties, making 'Talbot Parade' less prone to insect issues.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, they can withstand periods of low water, making them suitable for water-wise gardens.
    • Long Blooming: Chrysanthemums, including the 'Talbot Parade', often have a lengthy blooming period, providing color from late summer into fall.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers can attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects, promoting biodiversity.
    • Versatile Planting Options: 'Talbot Parade' can be used in beds, borders, containers, and as cut flowers for indoor arrangements.
    • Seasonal Interest: Chrysanthemums are synonymous with fall, giving the garden a seasonal relevance and festive touch.

  • 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

    • Photographic Subject: Due to its vivid appearance, Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' can be a subject for photographers, especially those interested in capturing the intricate beauty of flowers.
    • Natural Fabric Dyes: The petals can be used to create natural dyes for fabric, imparting yellow and gold hues to textiles.
    • Culinary Garnish: Edible Chrysanthemum varieties can be used as a colorful garnish to enhance the visual appeal of dishes.
    • Crafts and Decorations: Dried flowers of Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' can be used in making crafts and as decorations in wreaths or potpourri.
    • Religious Offerings: In some cultures, Chrysanthemums are used as offerings in religious ceremonies due to their symbolism.
    • Literary Inspiration: The striking appearance of Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' can inspire poets and writers in their creative works.
    • Plant Companionship: Chrysanthemums can be planted alongside other plants to create aesthetically pleasing and supportive garden ecosystems.
    • Marker of Seasons: The blooming period of Chrysanthemums can signal the transition into autumn, making them natural seasonal markers.
    • Bioindicators: Chrysanthemums can serve as bioindicators, showing the health of an ecosystem by their growth and vitality.
    • Photodegradation Agents: Certain Chrysanthemum extracts have been researched for their ability to break down pollutants under light, although 'Talbot Parade' may not be suited for this use without further study.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Chrysanthemum is used in Feng Shui practice to promote happiness and longevity. Place it in areas where you want to introduce Yang (active) energy, like living rooms, to encourage lively conversations and positive vibes. Avoid placing it in bedrooms where more Yin (passive) energy is needed for rest.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity: Chrysanthemums are often associated with long life and health, as they are known to bloom for a long time and survive through the changing seasons.
    • Rebirth: Their ability to bloom in fall, a time when many other plants die off, symbolizes renewal and the transition between life and death.
    • Loyalty: In many cultures, chrysanthemums are given to signify trust and friendship, standing for the robustness of true relational bonds.
    • Devotion: The intricate layers of the chrysanthemum petals represent the multifaceted nature of devotion and deep feelings within relationships.
    • Nobility: In some Asian contexts, particularly Japan, the chrysanthemum is a noble flower, often associated with royalty and dignity.
    • Beauty: The aesthetic appeal of the chrysanthemum makes it a symbol of beauty in various artistic expressions.
    • Love: While less common, some forms of chrysanthemums can suggest romantic love, especially when presented to a loved one.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every year
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Mums, including Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade', should be watered regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Typically, the plant needs watering once to twice a week, depending on the climate and soil drainage. Provide about one inch of water each week and adjust based on weather conditions; more in hot, dry weather, less during cool, damp periods. When watering mums, aim to soak the soil at the root level rather than overhead, to decrease the risk of disease. Avoid letting Mums sit in waterlogged soil as this can cause root rot.

  • sunLight

    For Mums, the ideal light condition includes a spot that gets full sun to partial shade. They thrive best in locations where they can receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. Ensure that the plant is positioned to avoid the harsh midday sun, which can scorch the leaves and flowers, particularly in hotter climates.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Mums favor temperate climates and can generally withstand temperatures between 32°F and 90°F, though they flourish in cooler conditions. The ideal temperature range for Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' is from 60°F to 70°F. Mums can endure light frosts but hard freezes may harm them, so it's best to provide protection if temperatures dip below freezing.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Mums, including Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade', is essential for maintaining their shape and encouraging a more bushy growth with plentiful blooms. Prune or pinch back the new growth in late spring and early summer, stopping by mid-July to allow flower buds to form. The best times for heavier pruning are early spring and after the blooming has finished in the fall to prepare the plant for next year.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Mums thrive in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. A blend of one-third peat, one-third organic compost, and one-third perlite or vermiculture provides ideal conditions for Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade'.

  • plantRepotting

    Mums, including Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade', should be repotted annually to replenish the soil and accommodate growth, typically done in the early spring before new growth begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' prefers a moderate humidity level, around 40-60%, which mimics its natural outdoor environment.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and avoid overwatering.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun and well-draining soil; water regularly.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA.

  • circleLife cycle

    The Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade', commonly known as Hardy Garden Mum, begins its life cycle when seeds are sown or cuttings are taken and rooted. The initial growth stage is vegetative, where leafy green stems and foliage develop rapidly. As the plant matures, it enters the budding phase, wherein flower buds form at the tips of stems. Following this, the blooming stage occurs, displaying vibrant flowers that attract pollinators for reproduction. Once pollinated, the plant may produce seeds, completing the sexual reproductive cycle. After flowering, the Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade' enters a period of dormancy through colder months, which is broken by the return of warmer temperatures, triggering the start of a new growth cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The most popular method for propagating Chrysanthemum 'Talbot Parade', or simply mums, is through division. This is best done in the spring when the new shoots of the plant are about 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 centimeters) tall. Gardeners carefully dig up the entire plant and shake off the excess soil to reveal the root system. Using a sharp knife or spade, they divide the plant into smaller sections, ensuring each new section has at least one developing shoot and a portion of the root system. These divisions are then replanted in well-draining soil with ample space to grow, and they're watered thoroughly to establish the new plants. This method is favored for maintaining the original characteristics of the mum variety.