Chrysanthemums are a great way to bring color to your garden because they don't bring along all the hassles and worries that normally come with caring for flowering plants. Chrysanthemums are extremely hardy and they come in a wide variety of different colors. Different varieties flower at different times, making them ideal for having a continuous flowering garden throughout the spring, summer, and early fall.
Autumn Fire and Burnt Copper will give your garden an orange accent. Both are midseason plants and are considered tall by Chrysanthemum standards.
Dr. Longley, Lemonsota, and Lindy varieties all have different shades of pink. Dr. Longley is an extremely bright, pure pink. Lemonsota has a lemon tint while Lindy has a lavender color accent. These three varieties are all midseason.
If looking for popular early varieties, Centennial Sun, Golden Jubilee, Golden Star, and Inca all flower relatively early. The Centennial sun is golden yellow and its flowers are rather small, only reaching 1 1/2". It normally grows to medium high in proper conditions. The Inca is a 2" double button flower and grows rather low to the ground.
Late season varieties include Minnyellow and Minngopher. Minngopher is crimson red in color, making it especially appealing. It grows low to the ground and its blooms usually reach about 2 inches in diameter.
Some of the varieties that produce the largest blooms are the Centerpiece, Lindy, Mellow Moon, Rosy Glow, and Wendy Ann. All of these Chrysanthemums usually produce flowers about 4 inches in size. The Rosy Glow is especially beautiful with its incurved blooms. They look stunning in window boxes because of their full bloom and the deep pink color it boasts.
You can easily find the type of Chrysanthemum that best suit your taste. Just decide what color, season, and height you prefer and plant to your heart's content!