White, yellow, pink, purple, sunset shades and bronze are some garden mum (Chrysanthemum morifolium) flower colors. These fall-flowering perennials also feature a range of flower types, including pompon, single, quill, spider and regular incurve. Garden mums are hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9, and grow 1 to 3 feet tall and wide, depending on their variety.
White and Yellow
White and yellow mums brighten the garden in the mellow sunlight of fall. Garden mum Linda (Chrysanthemum 'Lindayo') bears flattened, double, yellow-centered white blooms. Linda grows 18 to 24 inches tall and 12 to 18 inches wide.
Garden mum 'Virginia's Sunshine' (Chrysanthemum 'Virginia's Sunshine') offers soft-yellow, single, daisylike flowers 2 inches wide. The plant grows 12 to 24 inches tall and wide.
Linda and 'Virginia's Sunshine' are hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9.
Pink and Purple
Garden mums in hues of pink and purple have a calming effect and can make a small garden seem larger. Garden mum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink' (Chrysanthemum 'Hillside Sheffield Pink') provides golden-centered, apricot-pink, daisylike blooms from late summer through first frost and grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Also called 'Sheffield Pink' and 'Single Apricot,' 'Hillside Sheffield Pink' is hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9.
Garden mum 'Color Echo' (Chrysanthemum 'Color Echo'), which is hardy in USDA zones 4 through 9, features 2 1/2 inch-wide blooms. Their purple-tinged white petals surround yellow centers. Also offering thick, dark green, aromatic leaves, 'Color Echo' grows 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and wide.
Red, gold and orange are some garden mum sunset shades that warm a fall garden display. Garden mum 'Niche's October Glow' (Chrysanthemum 'Niche's October Glow') bears butterfly-attracting, daisylike, copper-orange, peach or pink flowers with yellow centers. Hardy in USDA zones 4 through 9, the plant grows 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide.
The flowers of garden mum Bravo (Chrysanthemum 'Yobra') are a bright, dark red and appear above foliage clumps 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and 1 to 1 1/2 feet wide. A compact, mounded plant, Bravo is hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9.
Garden mum flower color selections also include rich, coppery bronze tones. For example, garden mum Dark Triumph (Chrysanthemum 'Dark Yotri') features two-toned bronze blooms. Growing 1 1/2 to 2 feet tall and 1 to 1 1/2 feet wide, Dark Triumph is a well-branched plant.
The name of garden mum 'Bedazzled Bronze' (Chrysanthemum morifolium 'Bedazzled Bronze') gives a clue about its flower colors. Deep-orange centers fade to light bronze-gold petal tips. 'Bedazzled Bronze' grows 2 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide.
Dark Triumph and 'Bedazzled Bronze' are hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9.