Chrysanthemum (Buttons) kris-AN-the-mum
These compact plants are excellent in flowerbeds or as accents in containers. Chrysanthemum will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. Although it’s not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat. This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.