As we continue to take a closer look at many of the different varieties of chrysanthemum that I was able to grow this year, I was really eager to show this one! This is called ‘Fantasy’ chrysanthemum. Like all the other mums from this season, I ordered it last spring from the King’s Mums website. Much like the last post, I honestly didn’t expect to like this unique flower as much as I do!
Fantasy chrysanthemums are described on the website as a “spoon” mum. Just by looking at the photo, it’s pretty easy to see how it got its name. This one, specifically, blooms in a very pretty shade of purple. The majority of the actual petal seem to be curled or rolled to form its interesting shape.
Picking the flowers for cut flowers was a little bit difficult, as the flowers can be somewhat delicate. However, I wasn’t discouraged from arranging the blooms into a vase. Once situated, the vase life was great – as would be expected from most mums.
Fantasy chrysanthemum is definitely one which I would like to grow again. What do you think? Have you ever grown any of these spoon type chrysanthemums before? I would love to know all about your experiences in the comments below. I hope you’re having a wonderful day! 🙂
4 thoughts on “‘Fantasy’ Chrysanthemum: A True Fall Surprise”
My goal is to try a few Chrysanthemums next year. They represent fall for me. Are they difficult to grow? Have you had to cover them or do anything special. From reading, it looks like they might need a little extra attention? Thanks so much!
I plant them in the spring and pinch/disbud through the summer. When fall comes, I do have to protect them from frost as they are very late bloomers. I’ll have to make a post with ore details soon! Thanks for reading! 🙂
I just got my order in with King’s last week — the one I’m most excited about is ‘Golden Rain’, if it’s half as cool as the picture I’ll be over the moon 🙂
I have a very small unheated green house that acts more like a big cold frame (but at least it cuts the wind enough for me to lay down lots of layers of Agribon, so), and am planning on growing my mums in pots and dragging them in there if frost threatens before they’ve put on their show.
I’m curious — what size pot would you recommend finishing them in?
I’ve never tried growing them in pots before. I usually just remove the cover from the hoophouse during the summer, then recover it when fall arrives. I always just plant mums directly into the garden. Good luck!! 🙂