Fall Asters & Chrysanthemums

crychelseypink (300x298)Chrysanthemum x morifolium ‘CHELSEY Pink’ – A decorative Chrysanthemum primarily used as seasonal autumn bedding,  it features smaller (but abundant) lavender-pink flowers borne on strong stems that are not prone to breakage. It is a part of the CHELSEY Series which also has yellow, white and coral cultivars. 2013 introduction. Grows 18-24″ high and wide. Zone 5.

crygigiorange (300x285)Chrysanthemum x morifolium ‘GIGI Orange’ – This member of the GIGI family bears double orange blooms (up to 1.5″ wide) over a densely branched crown, making for a very full display. This Yoder Brother introduction is often used for fall bedding but will overwinter in gardens zone 6 and warmer. Pinch late spring to early summer. Grows 18-24″ high and wide. Zone 6.

crygigisnow (292x300)Chrysanthemum x morifolium ‘GIGI Snow’ – A midseason bloomer and member of the GIGI Series bearing double white flowers with a hint of yellow in the center as they open. These are beautifully contrasted by the dark green foliage which forms a dense rounded canopy. Pair with purple ornamental kale or pansies. Grows 18-24″ high and wide. Hardy to zone 6.

asterheinzrichard (300x290)Aster dumosus ‘Heinz Richard’ (syn. A. novi-belgii,  Symphyotrichum) – This Cushion Aster features long-lasting double fringed blooms of purplish-pink with a prominent yellow center – these are borne from September through to October. The floriferous nature of this cultivar makes it ideal for the front of the herbaceous border. Grows 12-16″ high by 18″ wide. Zone 3.

asteralmapotschke (300x295)Aster novae-angliae ‘Alma Potschke’ (syn. ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’, Symphyotrichum) – A beautiful fall aster or Michaelmas Daisy with double deep rose-pink flowers borne on tall stems that lend themselves for cutting. This German cultivar blooms from September to October and also features contrasting yellow center disks. Grows 36″ high by 24-36″ wide. Zone 3.

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