If they begin to grow to wildly, pinch back the plant to get your desired shape. Continue to pinch the flowers back throughout the season as you think it needs to be done.
Don’t forget to also divide the Chrysanthemums. As you dig them up, get rid of the brown dead parts, and replant the part that is still in good shape.
Any colors you choose to grow will look wonderful for the fall season. Whether you decide to go the perennial route, or the annual one, the colors will really say, fall is here!
Some of the great colors mums come in are: red, burgundy, rust, orange, yellow, purple, white and pink.
As I have said previously, the Chrysanthemum blossom comes in 12 different styles. I am going to go over the different kinds, and describe how they look, to give you a better idea of the kinds of mums you might want growing in your fall garden.
Regular incurve has a blossom shaped like a sphere. It looks like a tight ball sitting on the stem. It has a fully double bloom.
Irregular incurve is also a double bloom, however it does not look like a tight sphere. The ends of the bloom sort of hang loose instead of looking like they were tucked under into a ball.
Intermediate incurve is more open then the irregular incurve. They also have a double flower head.
Semi-double has an open bloom and kind of resembles a daisy. It has a center disk that is surrounded by layers of petals.
Reflex has sort of an umbrella shape to it, with the shorter middle petals standing straight up.
Pompon resembles the regular incurve. It does not however, look as tight as the regular. The petals look short and tight at the top, but as you look further down on the flower head, the petals seem to be able to breathe more. Meaning they are not stuck together.
Anemone has a large center with layers of thin and pointy petals growing out of it.
Brush resembles a broom. It has long petals growing from the center, that stick straight up.
Spider looks just like its name, a spider. It has a double flower head with the petals that hang off of the center in a droopy sort of looking manor.
Decorative has layers upon layers of short petals, with a circular center.
Quill has a double flower head with sharp looking petals shooting out from its center. Don’t worry though the petals only look sharp.
Last but not least: Spoon. Spoon has a very unique look to it. There is a circular center, with a semi double flower head. The flower itself looks like a disc.
Well, there are all the 12 different shapes of the flower heads. Pick your favorite styles, along with your favorite colors, and enjoy you lovely fall garden!