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.
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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.