Gerald L. Klingaman
(Weyrich's Chrysanthemum, White Bomb Chrysanthemum)
White Bomb chrysanthemum is a hardy mat-forming perennial that is densely covered in white daisy-like flowers in late summer or autumn. The white petals circle a central disc of yellow. Native to the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the tiny islands north of Japan, this low but vigorous spreading plant has fleshy, aromatic leaves that are jaggledly five-lobed rising from a woody rhizome. It is a late-season source of nectar for butterflies.
Plant this chrysanthemum in a fast-draining soil, either...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Garden Chrysanthemum, Garden Mum)
Nothing says fall like beautiful mounds of brightly colored mums. Originating from eastern Asia, the common chrysanthemum has been cultivated for centuries, and there are thousands of varieties available that come in a wide array of colors and floral forms. The garden mum is a long-time favorite for fall gardens and greenhouse displays, with its long-lasting, showy blossoms held above mounds of lustrous foliage.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial puts forth dense stems lined...
James H. Schutte
In autumn this proven densely branched mum displays a tremendous number of fully double decorative flowers of purple. Like other cushion mums, it is a heavy-flowering selection that adopts a uniform mounded habit. This exceptional cultivar was bred in The Netherlands by Robert Noodelijk.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial puts forth dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant, lobed leaves that are unusually glossy. In late spring to early summer it should be pinched back...
(Amandola Chrysanthemum, Quill Chrysanthemum)
The lovely chrysanthemum 'Amandola' freely produces lavender-rose flowers with quill-like petals. It is early flowering and ideal for decorative planting in late-summer or early fall.
In spring, this cushion-forming herbaceous perennial develops stems lined with medium green, fragrant, lobed leaves. Flowers appear in very late summer and last for several weeks. The numerous blooms are somewhat spider-like with narrow petals of irregular length. Their lavender-rose color is steadfast and seems...
(Anna Chrysanthemum, Spoon Chrysanthemum)
The bright yellow semi-double daisies of ‘Anna’ bring cheer to the early fall garden. Their petals are unusual because they are spoon-shaped, which adds even more flair to the showy blooms.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial puts forth dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant, lobed leaves. In late spring to early summer it can be pinched back to encourage a more uniform shape and to increase the density of flower buds for fall. Though 'Anna' has a naturally uniform habit...
(Arezzo Chrysanthemum, Belgian Hardy Chrysanthemum)
The fully double salmon-red flowers of this decorative mum blend beautifully with other fall-blooming plants. Bred in Belgium, ‘Arezzo’ is a heavily-flowering selection that adopts that perfect cushion mum habit.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial develops dense stems lined with medium green fragrant lobed leaves. In mid-fall, ‘Arezzo’ starts to bloom and will continue for several weeks. Its flowers cover the plants so densely it is hard to see the foliage below. The blooms...
(Hardy Chrysanthemum, Single Chrysanthemum)
The hardy chrysanthemum ‘Atlantico’ becomes covered with scores of small, golden, greenish-eyed daisies in late summer and early fall. Bred in Belgium, this hybrid cultivar is a heavy-flowering selection that adopts that perfect cushion mum habit.
Chrysanthemum × morifolium is an old-time favorite for fall gardens and greenhouse displays. This herbaceous perennial originated in eastern Asia, where it has long been cultivated for its showy blooms and fragrant, deeply lobed foliage....
(Aviano Chrysanthemum, Decorative Chrysanthemum)
The lovely chrysanthemum, 'Aviano', freely produces a wealth of fully double golden flowers early in the season. It is upright, well-branched and ideal for decorative planting in late-summer or early fall.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial puts forth dense stems lined with medium green, fragrant, lobed leaves. Flowers appear in very late summer and last for several weeks. The bright blooms are fully double and numerous.
Chrysanthemums prefer full sun and fertile garden loam...
The colorful garden mum 'Balsas' bears lovely purple-red daisy blooms on dense, well-branched stems. This Dutch introduction adopts an upright habit and has strong free-flowering stems that are great for cutting. It was bred by Jozef A. J. Kester of De Lier, Netherlands.
In spring, this clump-forming herbaceous perennial has dense, branched stems lined with dark green, fragrant, lobed leaves. It begins flowering in fall and continues for several weeks afterward. Its showy flowers are large and...
The garden chrysanthemum Barbara™ Dark Pink produces masses of double, deep lavender-pink blossoms on densely branched, dome-shaped, 10- to 18-inch (25 to 45 cm) plants. The 1.5-inch-wide (3.5 cm), many-petaled blooms open in late summer and early autumn, midway in the fall "mum" season. Barbara™ Series cultivars were introduced by Yoder Brothers of Barberton, Ohio, and are available only as vegetatively propagated plants.
The showy blooms and pungent, lobed leaves of garden chrysanthemums are...