Chrysanthemum "Heirloom Double Pink"
This is an old garden variety, and the name has been lost to me, but it is one of the prettiest "mums" I think I've ever seen. This double pink, with just a blush of pink, that fades as time goes on, has a bright golden center. It grows to two feet tall in full sun. To encourage spreading and more flowering branches, cut back in early summer. Zones 6-9. Quarts.
Chrysanthemum x rubellum "Clara Curtis" (Hardy Mum)
Chrysanthemum x rubellum "Clara Curtis" is a true, hardy Chrysanthemum - not the short, pinched to death, type you see for sale everywhere in the fall that never seems to make it to a second year. "Clara Curtis" grows between two and three feet tall and has single, bright pink daisy-like flowers with yellow centers. The flowers are large and showy and add a bold splash color to your fall garden; they're also ideal for cutting. "Clara Curtis" is also a reliable spreader and is long lived. Sun and average soil. Zones 4-9. Quarts.
Chrysanthemum x "Single Apricot Korean"
Everything about this single fall daisy is stunning: its foliage, its color and, oh, yes, its fragrance. This mounding, hardy mum grows from two to three feet tall and is smothered in two-inch blooms that open as apricot and fade to pink; the blooms are long lasting, too. Chrysanthemums with single blooms are my favorite, and this one is no exception. Move over, Clara. Zones 4-9. Quarts.