Mums in the Garden

September 10, 2018

 

 

The Right Mum for the Right Place
Perennial mums are a key element in any fall garden. Mum plants require minimal upkeep, last for a long time, and thrive in container gardens. Available in a variety of stunning colors and eye-catching varieties, flower mums are as diverse as they are easy to care for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrysanthemum 'King’s Ransom'
This mum's unique pink-and-purple curling flowers make it a garden showstopper. The mum flower's light color adds a delicate, still-holding-onto-summer touch to a fall landscape. Try planting in bulk or with other varieties of mums for a breathtaking floral effect.

 

 

Chrysanthemum 'Ivor Mace'
If you're looking for big, beautiful blooms, this variety of garden mum is for you. This show-worthy mum flower is like a ray of sunshine in your garden. Its pretty petals provide unmistakable golden-yellow fall color, while delicate curving florets add texture.

 

 

Chrysanthemum 'Whiteout'
If you're not a fan of traditional mum colors, try a neutral bloom instead. Perfect for a container garden, this short mum plant shows off wonderfully white curling florets. Although sizeable, the blooms remain upright.

 

 

Chrysanthemum 'Lava'
This bright yellow mum looks like a firework caught mid-explosion. The ends of each floret feature fiery reddish-pink curls for an added pop of color. These blooms will add brightness and texture to any garden.

 

 

Chrysanthemum 'Kimie'
Mums are known for their hardy blooms and long-lasting life, but some varieties are tougher than others. Very weather-resistant, these hardy mums grow stiff, long spooned florets in a single row around a small disk. Their bright yellow color ensures they stand out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mums in Containers
Growing mums isn't limited to the ground. Potted mums add a perfect pop of color to any doorstep decked in autumn décor. They can stand alone in smaller pots, enhance a window box, or mix with other fall plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easy Outdoor Fall Window Box
Fall garden mums aren't the only harvest plant we're crushing on. Learn how to welcome fall to your home with a window box full of autumn favorites like pumpkins and gourds. The box is completely customizable, so feel free to add a personal touch or use colors that complement your home's exterior.

 

 

Create a Carpet of Fall Color
Who needs groundcover? Planting mums in a large swath helps them turn into a sea of color come fall. Try interspersing different varieties throughout for a colorful, textured look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create a Mix
A mum plant can round out any fall display. Mix with pumpkins, gourds, apples, and hedge balls for a space that's unmistakably autumn. Other fun accents—like a basket or bows—add a personal touch.

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