Chrysanthemum morifolium

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Chrysanthemum morifolium
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Chrysanthemum
C. morifolium
Binomial name
Chrysanthemum morifolium
  • Dendranthema morifolium

Chrysanthemum morifolium (also known as florist's daisy[1] and hardy garden mum[2]) is a species of perennial plant from Asteraceae family. The plant is 30–90 centimetres (12–35 in) high and wide.[2]


Cultivation and uses[edit]

This plant can be noted for its popularity as an indoor houseplant in part because of its air cleaning qualities as per a study done by NASA, removing trichloroethylene, benzene, formaldehyde, ammonia, and other chemicals from the air.[3] In general, the plant is best fertilized once a month and watered two to three times a week depending on climate.


The plant is eaten by various aphids, capsid bugs, earwigs, leaf miners, nematodes, spider mites, thrips, and whiteflies. The plant can die from various diseases which include aster yellows, Botrytis, leaf spots, rust, powdery mildew, verticillium wilt, and rotting of stem and roots, and even viruses.[2]


  1. ^ "Chrysanthemum×morifolium Ramat. (pro sp.) florist's daisy". Plants Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Chrysanthemum morifolium (Hardy garden mum)". Fine Retrieved 22 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Interior Landscape Plants for Indoor Air Pollution Abatement" (PDF).