This year, I grew several varieties of reflex type chrysanthemums. With proper deadheading, growers can produce flowers which are truly magnificent. Since I grow for use as cut flowers, it is actually quite seldom that I do much more than pinch at the beginning of the growing season. Fortunately, many of these flowers respond well by producing beautiful sprays of flowers.
Paint Box chrysanthemum was certainly no exception to this, as you can see from the photo above. I just love the rich, vibrant color of this chrysanthemum. Blooms start out very dark as they open and eventually faded into a more subtle orange color that was absolutely perfect to set the tone for the fall season.
Though the frost had already arrived by the time these mums started blooming, I can only imagine that they would look stunning mixed with the likes of rubeckia and sunflowers in a vase. Perhaps in the future, I’ll do a better job with disbudding and see if I can really grow larger blooms.
I can’t help but feel that Paint Box chrysanthemum is definitely worth keeping in the cut flower garden in the future. What do you think? Have you ever grown Paint Box mum before? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope that you’re having a wonderful day! 🙂