‘River City’ Chrysanthemum is Filled with Unexpected Beauty

The process of learning to grow florist chrysanthemums has been really difficult. Even though I’m limited on space, I always find a small corner of the garden to tuck away new plants. Unfortunately, this makes things a little more difficult to care for. When it comes to plants like chrysanthemums for cut flowers, they definitely need a little bit more attention. Despite my neglect this season, many of the flowers bloomed well. ‘River City’ chrysanthemum has turned out to be one of my absolute favorites. 

To grow the best flowers possible, River City chrysanthemums will need pinching and disbudding – a skill which I obviously have not yet mastered. Even still, this season proved to be a very rewarding learning experience.

Above, you can see the flowers of one single stem of River City chrysanthemum. These large flowers are an absolutely enchanting peach-salmon-orange color! Seriously, this is definitely one of the flowers which I feel the photos just don’t do justice – so pretty!

My flowers also had some frost damage due to a freeze in which the frost blanket had been blown off the plants overnight.

Flowers blooming this late in the gardening season are always very hard to come by. I can’t wait to expand my collection of florist mums in the future. Have you ever grown River City chrysanthemum before? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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