“Mums the Word”
When fall arrives, it’s hard not to regret the passing of the summer blooms we adore. But take heart, for the fall garden offers all these flower shapes from just one plant, the chrysanthemum. Hundreds of hardy cultivars provide an array of colors and bloom shapes, making mums the divas of the autumn garden.
Mum blooms last for weeks, not days. The sheer number of flowers per plant will convince anyone that this flower really likes to show off! Add the mum’s impressionistic abilities to its longevity, and you have a plant that pulls its weight in the garden. Add a burst of color for the fall.