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Cultivate mum plants for their eye-catching colors and for their gentle, sweet aroma that will perfume your garden in the late summer. Choose red mum flowers or group red mums with yellow and white mums for multicolored outdoor displays. Hardy chrysanthemums thrive in many climates, and these perennial flowers have developed a remarkable resistance to most pests and diseases.
These bright and tall perennials grow in several striking hues. Blooming mum flowers are beautiful to see, and chrysanthemums also offer up a mild, sweet fragrance that seduces bees and hummingbirds as well as humans. Mums ahese are the perfect autumn flowers: these late bloomers are hardy to cold, and burst into bloom in orange, scarlet, red, yellow and white.
Hardy mum plants develop sturdy and enduring roots, so these towering beauties generally don't require staking. Look for mum flowers to burst from stems in late summer to mid fall, and their bold quill, spoon, threadlike or spider-shaped florets can remain for several weeks. Chrysanthemums flourish in well drained, moist, humus-enriched soil, and you'll find these gorgeous perennials popping up across four hardiness zones. Freshly cut white mums from your garden make the perfect Mother's Day, anniversary or birthday offering, or create bouquets mixing yellow, red and white mums.