Immediate impact! This is what you get when you add a generous helping of Mums (commonly known as chrysanthemums or chrysanths) to your flower containers or beds. Usually sold in ready-to-flower form, Mums add a colorful fall finish to any décor.
They are available in various flower colors, including red, orange, pink, yellow, white, salmon, cream, burgundy, and bi-colors. Mums are the Chrysanthemum genus flowering plants in the Asteraceae family, native to northeastern Europe and eastern Asia. There are 40 known species and thousands of cultivars of chrysanthemums.
These plants typically reach around 6 inches in height, although they can grow up to 2 feet tall during the flowering period.
Mums form round mounds that burst with color during flowering. In addition to a range of colors, Mums come in a variety of flower shapes. The single flower shape looks a lot like a Daisy, while the pom-pom shape is more spherical.
There is even a spoonflower shape where the petals are tubular and flattened at the ends, resembling many small spoons. Mums are ideal for cut flowers and mass planting.