The one flower sure to enliven any fall landscape scene is the chrysanthemum. A late-blooming flower that can endure cooler climates, there are thousands of mum varieties to choose from to bring a little color into your home or garden. With rich golds, garnets and purple hues along with so much variety and meaning behind them, it’s no wonder we love to display these beauties all over Cincinnati this time of year.
But don’t be fooled- there are so many varieties of mums out there, you may not even realize you’re looking at one! That’s why the floral experts at Adrian Durban Florist are here to help you choose the perfect mums, representing the perfect sentiment, for any occasion or decor this season. Check out these amazing fall favorites and get to know mums in a whole new way. Here are some of our favorite types of mums:
The Spider Mum
The Spider Mum, also known as the Fuji mum, is characterized by long, tubular petals that often spread in several different directions, much like a spider’s legs. Lacy and delicate, spider mums often appear in many different autumnal hues, from white and yellow to orange and red. In our Harvest Basket Bouquet, a yellow spider mum is an attractive and unique feature of this beautiful arrangement full of rich autumn colors and textures.
Harvest Basket Bouquet
The Daisy Mum
So-called because if it’s resemblance to the daisy flower, the daisy mum has short petals surrounding a flat cushion disk. There are single and double-type daisy mums referring the number of rows of petals around the center disk. Daisy mums come in a wide variety of colors and even multi-colored versions like the painted daisy mum. In the Country Pumpkin Bouquet, vibrant, large, orange daisy mums of the double-row type bring in the warmth of a perfect autumn day. Surrounded by other rich fall-colored florals, the daisy mums steal the show.
Country Pumpkin Bouquet
Decorating with Mums
Mums can add tons of color and texture to a room at a very low cost, depending on how you choose to decorate with them. For potted mums, choose an old pitcher or rustic barrel container to fill with potting soil and transfer mums after cutting about half of their roots. They love water and need good drainage, but will thrive and bloom large for quite a while. Or, choose a variety of glass vases or mason jars and display single or double stems as a collection. Keeping the color or style of vase consistent will tie the look together while allowing for an eclectic vibe. Designing your mums in their own pumpkin container, like we’ve done with our Country Pumpkin Bouquet, brings a festive touch to your seasonal decor. Accent with a few mini pumpkins and your home is ready for the entire fall season!
Chrysanthemums are the darlings of fall and it’s easy to see why. Choose to surround yourself with these beauties or send to someone special who needs some vibrant color this season. Easy to care for and beautiful to behold, you’ll give your autumn an enjoyable update all season long. Let the floral experts at Adrian Durban Florist help you choose something perfect for your fall decor this season.