Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum Triumph = 'Yotri' (22)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum [Triumph]


Chrysanthemum Triumph, also known as mums, features a distinctive ornamental quality that can enhance the aesthetic appeal of any garden. This variety showcases lush, dense foliage that forms an attractive backdrop for its vibrant blossoms. The leaves are deeply lobed, creating a textured and rich green canvas that contrasts beautifully with the colorful flowers. The flowers of Chrysanthemum Triumph burst into a spectacular display, typically blooming in the late summer through fall, which can provide a welcome burst of color as the season changes. The blossoms boast a full, dense arrangement of petals that can appear in a range of hues, from the softest pastels to the most vivid tones. Each flower is composed of numerous petals that are delicately arranged in overlapping layers, often resembling a pom-pom or cushion. In terms of color, Chrysanthemum Triumph is often found in a selection of striking shades. The petals can be uniform in color, or they may exhibit various patterns such as gradients or edges that are a different hue from the base of the petal. The center of the flower, where the petals meet, usually has a circular shape and may be of a contrasting color, which adds to the visual interest of the bloom. The overall appearance of Chrysanthemum Triumph is one of abundance and cheerfulness. Its compact and mounding nature allows the profusion of blooms to take center stage, creating a stunning visual impact in a garden setting. The plant's ability to produce numerous flowers on each stem adds to its splendid show, ensuring it stands out with its lush and floriferous presence.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Garden Mum, Hardy Chrysanthemum, Mum.

    • Common names

      Chrysanthemum x morifolium 'Yotri'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The common name for Chrysanthemum Triumph 'Yotri' is simply chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemums are not significantly toxic to humans, but they can cause dermatitis or skin irritation in some individuals upon contact. If ingested, though generally not considered poisonous, the plant can cause minor symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and possibly a skin rash due to its potential irritant properties. Individuals with allergies to the Asteraceae/Compositae family should exercise caution, as they may be particularly sensitive to the plant's effects.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemums contain compounds that can be toxic to pets, including pyrethrins and other substances that may act as natural insecticides. If ingested by pets, specifically dogs and cats, the plant can cause symptoms such as excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination, and in severe cases, seizures. It is important to prevent pets from eating chrysanthemums to avoid these potentially harmful effects. If you suspect your pet has ingested any part of a chrysanthemum plant, it is advisable to contact a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      1-2 feet (30-61 cm)

    • Spread

      1-2 feet (30-61 cm)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Chrysanthemums are highly valued for their wide range of colors and forms, adding aesthetic value to gardens and landscapes.
    • Long Blooming: They have a long flowering period, often providing vibrant blooms from late summer through fall.
    • Easy to Grow: Chrysanthemums are relatively easy to cultivate, requiring minimal maintenance once established in the right conditions.
    • Versatile Use: They can be planted in beds, borders, containers, and are suitable for cut flowers, making them versatile in use for gardeners and florists.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, chrysanthemums can tolerate periods of low water, making them suitable for water-efficient gardens.
    • Seasonal Interest: They provide late-season color and interest in the garden at a time when many other plants have finished blooming.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Chrysanthemums attract bees and butterflies, which are valuable for pollination in the garden ecosystem.
    • Cultural Significance: Chrysanthemums hold cultural importance in several countries, used in festivals and symbolizing various themes like longevity and happiness.

  • 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

    • Chrysanthemums can be used as a natural dye for fabric or yarn, where the petals impart a range of yellow and golden hues.
    • The flowers are part of traditional Japanese Ikebana, the art of flower arranging, which emphasizes shape, line, and form.
    • Insect repellent is another unconventional use; chrysanthemum contains a substance called pyrethrin that is effective against mosquitoes and other insects when applied in concentrated forms.
    • Companion planting with chrysanthemums can benefit certain vegetable crops by repelling harmful insects and nematodes in the soil.
    • The blooms are used for creating natural confetti and potpourri, with both the color and fragrance being desirable traits.
    • They are incorporated into winemaking in some parts of Asia, adding a unique subtle flavor to traditional rice wines.
    • Chrysanthemum petals are sometimes used in salad garnishing for an exotic touch, although their flavor could be slightly bitter.
    • These flowers can also be pressed and included in handcrafted paper making, embedding their shapes and colors into fine stationery.
    • Culinary artists use crystallized chrysanthemum petals as edible decorations on cakes and desserts, after brushing them with egg white and sprinkling with fine sugar.
    • Due to their vibrant color and varied forms, chrysanthemums are also incorporated into photography and painting as subjects to enhance visual arts.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Chrysanthemum is used in Feng Shui to attract positive energy, promote happiness, and lift spirits, often placed in living areas to introduce joy and good fortune.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Longevity: Chrysanthemums are often associated with long life. In many cultures, they symbolize a full and prosperous life, as well as health and longevity.
    • Rejuvenation: With their blooming in the late season, they can symbolize the idea of reviving or returning life, representing recovery or bouncing back.
    • Nobility: In some Asian cultures, the chrysanthemum is a noble flower, often associated with aristocracy and elegance.
    • Loyalty: Due to their perennial nature, returning year after year, chrysanthemums can represent fidelity and devotion.
    • Death: In European countries, white chrysanthemums are often used to honor the deceased and are a common sight at funerals. This symbolizes lamentation or grief.
    • Joy: In general, with their bright and cheerful appearance, chrysanthemums symbolize happiness and joy.

Every week
500 - 2500 Lux
Every year
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Mums require consistent moisture and should be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Generally, watering once or twice a week is sufficient, depending on weather conditions and soil drainage. It's important to avoid overhead watering to prevent disease; instead, water at the base of the plant. A thorough watering should include roughly 1 gallon of water per plant to ensure the root zone is adequately moistened.

  • sunLight

    Mums thrive in full sunlight, so an ideal spot for Chrysanthemum Triumph would be in a location where it can receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Lack of sufficient light can lead to leggy plants and reduced flowering.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Chrysanthemum Triumph performs well in a temperature range from about 32 degrees to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, with an ideal growing temperature between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. They can survive light frosts, but prolonged exposure to temperatures below freezing or above 90 degrees Fahrenheit can be detrimental.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning mums, including Chrysanthemum Triumph, encourages bushy growth and prevents legginess. The best time to prune is in the spring when new growth appears. Pinch back the tips and prune any dead or spindly stems. Regularly deadheading the spent flowers will also promote further blooming.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Mums, including the Chrysanthemum 'Triumph', thrive in well-drained, fertile soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.5. A soil recipe for mums would be a mix of equal parts peat, perlite, and organic compost to provide sufficient drainage and nutrient content.

  • plantRepotting

    Mums should be repotted every one to two years, or when they outgrow their container, to refresh the soil and provide room for root growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Chrysanthemums prefer moderate humidity levels, ideally between 40% and 60%, to thrive and stay healthy.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place mums in bright, indirect light and provide good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant mums in full to partial sun with well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Chrysanthemum 'Yotri' life cycle begins with seed germination, typically in early spring, where the temperature and moisture conditions are favorable for the seeds to sprout. Following germination, the seedlings grow into juvenile plants, developing a foliage of leaves crucial for photosynthesis and growth. The vegetative stage sees the plants growing rapidly, establishing a robust root system and fuller foliage in preparation for the blooming stage. During the flowering stage, which occurs in late summer to fall, the plants produce vibrant blooms that are characteristic of Chrysanthemums, attracting pollinators for seed production. After pollination, seeds develop, which are then dispersed by various means, such as wind or animals, to begin a new generation. Finally, as winter approaches, the aboveground parts of the plant die back, while the root system can remain dormant until the next spring in perennial varieties, or the plant completes its life cycle if it is an annual variety.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are typically propagated through division, a popular method practiced by gardeners to multiply their plants. This process usually takes place in the spring when new growth begins to appear. To propagate Chrysanthemums by division, a gardener should carefully dig up the entire plant, taking care to preserve as many roots as possible. The clump is then gently separated into smaller sections, each with a portion of the root system and several shoots. These divisions are then planted into well-draining soil at the same depth they were growing previously, spaced about 18 to 24 inches (approximately 45 to 60 centimeters) apart to allow for adequate air circulation and growth. Watering the new divisions thoroughly helps establish them in their new location. This method of propagation is highly effective for expanding the garden display or sharing plants with others.