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.  

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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.

We're just introducing this set of perennial info pages. This page is in process but Aster's page is complete. We hope you'll take a look there and comment. Let us know if the format was useful, share your suggestions, tell us we shouldn't have this page at all... anything helps.

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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