The beauty of fall can be seen throughout nature this time of year, but especially in chrysanthemums, fall’s signature . These gorgeous blooms can generally be classified in two categories: florists’ mums and hardy (or garden) mums. There are so many varieties and species of chrysanthemums, it’s easy to see why they make such beautiful additions to gardens and bouquets alike.
Mums also add tons of great color and style to your home’s decor, especially during the fall months. The floral designers at Al’s Florist are here to break down how and when to grow your own mums, ways to include them in your decorating, and which varieties are which.
Orange & Yellow Mum
Red Rover Mum
Red Cushion Mums
Because of the great variety of mum shapes and colors to choose from, they make great accent pieces or feature s in arrangements. Check out the mums in our Fall Bamboo Garden, Golden Days Basket, andMum Plant.
Fall Bamboo Garden
Golden Days Basket
Besides the wide variety of colors available, mums also come in a multitude of species. This means that there are endless combinations to any chrysanthemum creations you choose to send or display in your own. Reflex and incurve blooms have long, thin petals that either curve inward and up, or outward and down. These, along with spider mums and brush or thistle varieties, give a spiked appearance which adds tons of texture to any display. On the other hand, anemones, pompons and single blooms create a soft, rounded globe with shorter, fuller petals. These blooms can be the pop of color you’re looking for on your front or back porch, or throughout your home’s decor.
When to Plant Chrysanthemums
While the typical planting season for these perennials is late spring or early summer, here in Hollywood and the South Florida region, temperatures are warm enough in fall and winter to begin planting your mums now! They thrive on lots of sunshine and water, but be sure they have proper drainage. Nutrient-rich soil is also a must, but when all of these factors are in place, you can plan on gorgeous, full chrysanthemums throughout your garden all year long. Since they can grow quite large, placing these plants around your front or backyard will give your home’s entire exterior a colorful facelift.
Whichever kind of mums you choose, and for whatever purpose, you can be sure you’ll be enjoying the best fall has to offer when you include chrysanthemums in your seasonal displays. Send these beauties to someone special to lift their spirits this season, and show off your sense of style when you decorate with these seasonal blooms. For more great insight about fall chrysanthemums, talk to the floral experts at Al’s Florist. We’re happy to help you learn more and do more with these gorgeous blooms.