Order Your Mum Cuttings!
I showed you how beautiful chrysanthemums can be in an earlier post (here). I shared pics of gorgeous colors and unusual flower shapes. Now it's time to remind you that King's Mums is probably the ONLY place to find these beauties, and you have to order them now, not in late summer or fall, when they begin to bud and bloom. That's when you might start thinking about mums, but if you go to your local nursery or Home Depot, you'll only find plain old boring mums. So ... order a few cuttings now, and you can thank me later.
Here are seven of the mums I'll be growing this year. I highly recommend all of them. I'll be trying some other varieties as well, so next fall I'll let you know how I like them.
River City - large blooms with lavender/mauve incurved petals
Annie Girl - pink with yellow center
Vesuvio - sprays of small white flowers, anemone form
Senkyo Kenshin - very large bronze, spider form
Heather James - yellow and bronze, medium size, very reliable
Apricot Alexis - gorgeous apricot incurve form
Seaton's Ruby - deep orangey-bronze, medium size