Common Hardy Fall Mum (Chrysanthemum)
The “hardy” Fall Mum is a perennial in most zones (vice the “florist” Mum that can’t winter). This white Mum has been in our garden for several years.
There weeks later, these are from a separate bed:
For more information: The About.com article is one of the most complete with description, history, care and more.
Chrysanthemum is from the Greek, chrysos (gold) and anthos(flower). These plants come in a wide variety of floral colors, including not only gold but also white, off-white, yellow, bronze, red, burgundy, pink, lavender and purple. Mum plants can grow to be 2-3 feet high, depending on the cultivar and growing conditions. Chrysanthemums also come in many flower forms; that is, they are often grouped by the shape and arrangement of their petals. The most popular flower form is the “decorative,” which is so packed with long, broad petals that you can hardly see the center.