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! 🙂