Mums, fall blooming Chrysanthemum hybrids
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Mums have been cultivated, selected and crossed for so many centuries that varieties exist in all colors except blue and in every form from single daisy to enormous quill-petalled orbs and wispy spiders. Their ability to survive cold is also variable so be sure to check a variety's catalog listing if you wish to grow it as a perennial. The flowers above, although relatively ordinary in form, are unusual in having enough cold hardiness to survive a USDA zone 5 winter.
A potpourri (below) of mum/Chrysanthemum species
information as a supplement to other articles.
A plant-based page rather than our usual topic-based page. It's
a pivot point, one list of links to ours and
others' articles that involve chrysanthemums.
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Hardy mums are a mainstay of the fall perennial garden. We pinch
earlier-blooming varieties during summer to delay their bloom and
make the plant more dense.
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