Some of my favorite mums this year
I'm officially addicted to mums.
All of these except 2 are from the link (Faribault Growers) posted in the other mum thread. Some I've had for years others were cuttings ordered this past spring.
Some of my favorites:
Cameo - A nice pink. I need more pink.
Just started blooming about a week ago.
New this year. This one really glows in the sunlight.
I really love this one, but it blooms very late and sometimes a very hard freeze knocks it down. The flowers still aren't quite open all the way, but you get the idea.
Bolero (from Bluestone)
New this year and by far my favorite, favorite mum. The is from the "Autumn Crescendo Series" by Rika Bronsther. It's been in bloom for over a month and is still going strong.
Another new one this year and also from the above mentioned series. The flowers are very similar to Bolero, but maybe a bit paler. I think I like Bolero better. This is also a very late bloomer which can be risky around here.
Not a mum, but I thought I would share this too - Aster Bluebird.
I like this a lot, but it is a flopper. I need to stake it earlier next year or pinch it back. It seems slow to establish unlike most asters - but eventually I think it will be very nice. This is my second year with this one and so far it's only managed to reach about 2 - 1/2 feet. 3-4 feet is it's ultimate height. Again, a late bloomer which is very nice around here. Asters which bloom too early are often fried by late season heat.