Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise' (25b)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
chrysanthemum 'White Allouise'


The Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise' is a particularly striking variety with a lush, full appearance. This plant is characterized by its mass of rounded flowers that are a pristine, bright white in color. The blooms are composed of numerous densely packed petals that radiate outward, creating a dome-like shape, which can often give the flowers a pompon-like appearance. The petals have a slight overlap and curve gently at the tips, contributing to the overall fluffy texture of the flower heads. The leaves of 'White Allouise' are deep green with a matt finish, and they form an attractive backdrop to the showy flowers. The foliage may have a slightly serrated edge, which is typical of many chrysanthemums. Overall, this cultivar exudes a sense of purity and cleanliness with its crisp white flowers, making it a popular choice for gardens and floral arrangements.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      White Allouise Chrysanthemum, White Allouise Mum, White Allouise Daisy, Allouise White Chrysanthemum

    • Common names

      Dendranthema morifolium 'White Allouise', Chrysanthemum morifolium 'White Allouise'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, contain several compounds that can be irritating to the skin and gastrointestinal tract if ingested. While they are not highly toxic to humans, consuming parts of the plant can result in symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and nausea. Additionally, some individuals may experience dermatitis from skin contact with the plant due to the presence of pyrethrins and other potential irritants.

    • To pets

      Chrysanthemums, also known as mums, can be toxic to cats, dogs, and horses if ingested. The toxicity is due to compounds such as pyrethrins, sesquiterpene lactones, and other irritants. Symptoms of poisoning in pets can include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, incoordination, and dermatitis. In severe cases, ingestion can lead to depression and other central nervous system effects. Immediate veterinary attention is recommended if a pet has consumed any part of a chrysanthemum plant.

  • 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

    • Enhances Garden Aesthetics: Chrysanthemums are highly appreciated for their beautiful blooms that come in a variety of colors, including the elegant white of 'White Allouise', which can brighten up any garden space.
    • Extended Blooming Season: They typically flower from late summer to fall, providing color and interest in the garden when many other plants are starting to decline.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Chrysanthemums attract bees and butterflies, which are vital for pollination, supporting the health of the garden ecosystem.
    • Low Maintenance: Known for being relatively low maintenance, requiring minimal care beyond watering and occasional feeding, making them suitable for gardeners of all levels of experience.
    • Versatile Planting Options: They can be planted in beds, borders, and containers, offering flexibility in garden design and use of space.
    • Provides Cut Flowers: The blooms of Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise' make excellent cut flowers for arrangements and can bring the beauty of the garden indoors.
    • Cultural Significance: Chrysanthemums have cultural importance in many countries and are often used in festivals and celebrations, adding a layer of cultural value to their cultivation.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, some chrysanthemums are relatively drought-tolerant, making them suitable for gardens in drier climates after they've been well established.
    • Companion Planting: Chrysanthemums can be used in companion planting to enhance the growth of other plants and deter pests due to their natural compounds.
    • Seasonal Festivity: With their traditional association with fall, chrysanthemums can be used to create seasonal displays for autumn celebrations and holidays.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    • Anti-inflammatory: Chrysanthemums contain compounds that may help reduce inflammation in the body.
    • Antioxidant: They have antioxidant properties that can help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
    • Calming: Chrysanthemum tea is traditionally consumed to help soothe the nerves and promote relaxation.
    • Antipyretic: Used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Chrysanthemum tea is believed to help in reducing fever.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Chrysanthemums can be used in companion planting to deter pests from other plants, providing a natural form of pest control.
    • The petals of Chrysanthemums can be used to create a natural dye for fabrics, yielding colors from yellow to tan depending on the mordant used.
    • Chrysanthemum leaves are sometimes used in salads in some cultures, contributing a slightly tangy flavor.
    • Dried Chrysanthemum flowers are often used in potpourri to add a pleasant fragrance to rooms.
    • Some artists use Chrysanthemum blooms in pressed flower art, due to their varied and vibrant colors.
    • Chrysanthemum flowers can be used as natural indicators in pH experiments due to their color changing properties in different pH solutions.
    • In certain regions, Chrysanthemum flowers are floated in bowls of water to create decorative centerpieces for tables.
    • As a symbol of longevity and rejuvenation in some cultures, Chrysanthemums are used in festive decorations during specific celebrations like the Japanese Festival of Happiness.
    • Chrysanthemum petals can be added to bathwater for a fragrant and relaxing bathing experience.
    • The strong stems of Chrysanthemums are sometimes used in flower arranging techniques to support other, more delicate flowers in a bouquet or arrangement.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Chrysanthemums are believed to carry strong Yang energy and represent longevity and joy in Feng Shui. To harness these qualities, the white chrysanthemum can be placed in living areas of the home, such as the living room, to create a calming atmosphere and promote a sense of well-being.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The chrysanthemum is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Loyalty - Chrysanthemums are often associated with loyalty due to their reliable and lasting bloom. The steadfast nature of the flower’s bloom through to late autumn can symbolize steadfastness in relationships.
    • Honesty - The clear, pristine white of the 'White Allouise' variety suggests purity and truth, making it a symbol of honesty.
    • Longevity - In many cultures, particularly in Asia, chrysanthemums are symbolic of long life and well-being, as the flower is known for its health-giving properties and its long-lasting nature when cut.
    • Grief - In some European countries, white chrysanthemums are a symbol of lamentation or grief, and they are often included in funerary arrangements or when honoring lost loved ones.
    • Rejuvenation - As the flower that blooms in the face of the approaching winter, it symbolizes rebirth and the power to overcome difficulties.
    • Nobility - In Japan, the chrysanthemum is a noble flower, representing perfection, optimism, and joy, partly because of its orderly unfolding of petals.

Every 1-2 weeks
5000 - 2500 Lux
Every 1-2 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Mums, including the Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise', prefer even moisture and should be watered regularly. Provide about one inch of water per week, which equates to approximately 0.62 gallons for an average-sized plant. During hot or dry weather, monitor the soil moisture more frequently, as the mums might need water twice a week. Water the plant at the base, avoiding wetting the foliage, to minimize the risk of disease. Make sure the plant is planted in well-draining soil to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

  • sunLight

    Mums thrive in full sun conditions, meaning the Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise' should receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. Placing it in a spot where it can enjoy the morning sun is ideal as it provides the necessary light without the intense heat of the afternoon sun. Filtered afternoon sunlight is also beneficial but ensure the plant isn't kept in a too shady environment, as this can diminish its flowering potential.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Mums like the Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise' perform best in an environment with daytime temperatures of 70°F to 75°F and night temperatures between 60°F and 65°F. They can survive minimum temperatures down to 32°F, but prolonged exposure to frost or freeze conditions can be detrimental. Similarly, they can endure short periods of higher temperatures, but consistently hot conditions above 90°F may impact the plant’s health and blooming.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning is essential for mums, including the Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise', to promote bushy growth and enhance blooming. Pinch back the tips when the plants are about 6 inches tall, repeating every few weeks until mid-summer. This will encourage the growth of more branches and flower buds. Prune off dead or spent blooms during and after the blooming season to keep the plant tidy and potentially encourage more blooms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for chrysanthemums is well-draining soil rich in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. A mix of two parts garden soil, one part peat moss, and one part perlite or sand is ideal to provide the needed drainage and nutrient retention.

  • plantRepotting

    Chrysanthemums should be repotted every 1-2 years or when they outgrow their current pot to ensure sufficient space for root growth and to refresh the soil.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Chrysanthemums thrive in moderate humidity levels around 40-60%, which helps to keep the foliage healthy without promoting fungal diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light, good airflow, and moderate watering.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil, full sun, protect from extreme cold.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The White Allouise Chrysanthemum begins its life cycle as seeds which, when sown, will germinate under the right conditions of warmth and moisture. After germination, seedlings emerge and grow into young plants with a characteristic set of leaves. As these plants mature, they develop a strong stem and a bushy form with many side branches, becoming ready to produce flower buds. These buds eventually bloom into the signature large, white flowers that the Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise' is known for, typically in late summer or autumn. After flowering, the plant can be deadheaded to encourage additional blooms or allowed to go to seed for reproduction. During winter or at the end of the growing season in colder regions, the plant may die back to the ground and enter dormancy, only to regrow from surviving roots or cuttings in the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: The most popular method of propagating the Chrysanthemum 'White Allouise', commonly known as the mum, is through stem cuttings. This involves cutting a 4 to 6-inch (10 to 15 cm) long piece from a healthy, disease-free mother plant. The best time to take these cuttings is in late spring to early summer, when the plant is actively growing. The bottom leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped in a rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting is then planted in a well-draining soil mix, making sure at least one set of leaves is above the soil surface. The soil is kept moist but not saturated to prevent rotting. In a few weeks, the cutting should develop roots and can then be transplanted to a permanent location.