(Crimson Tide Chrysanthemum, Irregular Incurve Chrysanthemum)
The enormous long-stemmed flowers of 'Crimson Tide' are best suited for conservatory displays and the cut flower industry, though home gardeners with cutting gardens may try their hand at growing them. The strong, upright stems bear very large, fully double, irregular incurve flowers with deep red petals that have ivory undersides. The foliage is dusty dark green.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial puts forth dense stems lined with fragrant lobed leaves. It begins flowering in...
(Daisy Chrysanthemum, Pelee Chrysanthemum)
The vibrant orange daisies of 'Pelee' lend a unique twist to this popular fall bedding plant. Each bicolored daisy has bright yellow petals dipped in orange-red. This Yoder Brothers introduction adopts a neat upright, cushion habit and blends beautifully with other brightly colored bedding plants for fall. It was bred by Cornelis P. Vandenberg or Salinas, California.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with dark green, fragrant lobed leaves. It begins...
(Redwing Chrysanthemum, Spoon Chrysanthemum)
The large, yellow-eyed blooms of this "spoon" chrysanthemum have numerous furled, white petals with red-purple, spoon-shaped tips. Bloom is in autumn under "natural" conditions, but greenhouse-grown plants can be forced into flower at other seasons. Like most "spoon" mums, this cultivar is typically grown as a seasonal container plant. It is propagated from cuttings and divisions.
C. × morifolium originated in eastern Asia, where this herbaceous perennial has been cultivated...
(Daisy Chrysanthemum, Reno Chrysanthemum)
The chrysanthemum Reno™ produces numerous deep coral-orange, yellow-eyed, daisy-like blossoms on bushy, rounded, 10- to 16-inch (25 to 40 cm) plants. The 2.5-inch wide (7.5 cm), single to semi-double blooms open in autumn under "natural" conditions, but greenhouse-grown plants can be forced into bloom at other seasons. This vegetatively propagated cultivar was introduced and patented by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio. It is grown and sold as a seasonal container plant.
C. × morifolium...
Gerald L. Klingaman
Comfreys are coarse, hairy, rhizomatous perennials of Eurasian origin. Several of the approximately 30 Symphytum species have long been cultivated for medicinal, culinary, agricultural, and ornamental purposes.
The hairy, gray- to mid-green, oval to lance-shaped leaves of these hardy perennials are borne on tall (or short to medium), bristly stems that arise in spring from wandering underground rhizomes. Curving clusters of bell-shaped, bee-pollinated flowers appear at the stem tips...
Long cultivated as a medicinal plant, comfrey is a large, coarse, rhizomatous perennial from forests of Europe and Asia.
The hairy, gray- to mid-green, oval to lance-shaped leaves of this hardy perennial are borne on tall, bristly stems that arise in spring from deep thick underground rhizomes. Curving clusters of bell-shaped, bee-pollinated flowers appear at the stem tips from late spring into summer. The flowers range in color from pink to purple to white. Plants often self-sow profusely if...
(Feverfew, Ultra Double White Feverfew)
Grown for its small white flowers and its pungent, feathery foliage, feverfew is a short-lived, prolifically self-sowing perennial that has long been popular in both medicinal and ornamental gardens. Its cultivar 'Ultra Double White' bears double white chrysanthemum-shaped blooms.
Ferny, deeply lobed, bright yellow-green leaves clothe the upright, branching, knee-high stems of this hardy perennial. Brushed or bruised foliage releases a strong, acridly spicy scent. The clustered, fully double...
James H. Schutte
The coarse, golden green leaves of golden meadowsweet are especially bright when they first emerge early in the season. The foliage will remain crisp and attractive all summer if growing conditions are favorable.
Clusters of airy white flowers appear on this common Asian and European bog plant in summer. Meadowsweet is a hardy perennial that produces clumps of coarse, compound leaves during the growing months. Though adapted to boggy soils, it also grows well in partially shaded gardens with...
The garden chrysanthemum 'Empire Courtney' produces masses of lilac-pink, yellow-eyed "daisies" on densely branched, 12- to 18-inch (30 to 45 cm) plants. The 2-inch-wide (5 to 5.5 cm) blooms open in early fall, midway in the "mum" season. This cultivar was developed by Janet S. Fuess of Empire Mums, New York Mills, New York, and marketed (as Courtney) by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio. It is available only as vegetatively propagated plants.
The showy blooms and pungent, lobed leaves of garden...
This double-flowered garden chrysanthemum produces masses of golden-yellow, red-centered blossoms on dome-shaped, 12- to 16-inch (30 to 40 cm) plants. The 1.5-inch-wide (4 cm), many-petaled blooms open from bronze-red buds in early fall. This cultivar was introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio, and is available only as vegetatively propagated plants.
The showy blooms and pungent, lobed leaves of garden chrysanthemums are staples of the autumn flower garden. These herbaceous perennials...