For those of you out there who have had the pleasure of witnessing a Chrysanthemum flower in full bloom, you’ll know that they’re one of the most gorgeous flowers in existence.
They are known for blooming in late summer and early fall, where they grace us with their vibrant, illustrious beauty.
In addition to coming in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, Chrysanthemum flowers are also known for being incredibly easy to grow, making them perfect for all of you out there who are novices to gardening.
In addition to all of this, they make great cutting flowers too, so if you want to chop a few off and add them to a bouquet of flowers, they’ll last a long time, and stay fresh.
There are approximately 40 different varieties of Chrysanthemum flowers out there, some of which you may be familiar with, and some which are totally different.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be some of the more unusual varieties of Chrysanthemum out there that you can plant during this summer season.
You should consider the hardiness zone of the region you’re living in before choosing the appropriate Chrysanthemum to place in your garden, and we’ll provide a brief overview of care levels for each of these flowers too.
In order to find out more, simply keep reading, as we take a closer look.
Why not start off our list with an incredibly vibrant and bright pink variety of Chrysanthemum?
This one boasts a gorgeous pastel pink shade, with white segments running through it. It’s known for enjoying partial shade, as well as full sun in order to thrive and survive.
These grow to be quite tall, so make sure that you’re planting them in an area where they have plenty of space in order to expand. They have a globe like appearance, where all of the flower petals cave inwards.
Because these flowers are so visually striking, we think that they’d make a great central flower in your beds. They’re great at thriving during the fall months, and tend to be quite hardy as far as Chrysanthemums go.
The Bolero is one of the more unusual looking Chrysanthemums on our list, and boasts incredibly bright and vibrant orange/yellow petals. They are incredibly showy in terms of appearance, and grow in large bunches, packed closely to one another.
They’re great when cut, and look fantastic in bouquets because of their stand out appeal. They’ll also last a super long time whilst keeping fresh. In terms of sunlight, these like to be in areas that are warm but partially shaded.
They tend to bloom during the latter portion of summer, and they’ll last all the way through fall. They look great when packed with other citrus colored flowers.
If you’re on the hunt for another orange colored bloom, then we’ve got the perfect one for you.
They’re super beautiful and bright, as well as being great for decorating for the fall season. You can also get ones that have more of a yellowish tone, depending on your preference.
The best thing about this one is that it won’t die away at the first signs of frost. They’re super bushy, and work well in both beds and containers.
Make sure that they’re placed in an area where they have some partial sunlight, as they can wilt a little if they get too hot.
If you’re looking for a flower that’s super low maintenance and gorgeous to look at, then we’d recommend that you take a look at the Hillside Sheffield Pink.
If you decide to plant these pretty pink flowers in your garden, then make sure that you choose a super sunny spot, as they like a lot of sunlight.
These can vary a little bit in terms of color. Most typically, they are a light to medium pink, but you can get some varieties of Hillside Sheffield Pink that have more of an orange hue too.
One of the best things about this flower is that it’s super low maintenance, and won’t require a lot of work on your part.
This makes this flower variety an excellent choice for those who are just getting started out with gardening. You won’t need to worry about pruning this one, as it does quite well by itself.
In addition to this, it’s also considered to be a perennial flower, and you can expect for it to emerge again each year with little effort on your part.
Another great thing about Hillside Sheffield Park is that it attracts a lot of different pollinators. These pollinators range from bees, to several different varieties of butterflies.
So, if you choose to plant this one in your garden, you’ll be doing a small service to the environment too.
If you’re looking for a particularly unusual variety of chrysanthemum, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this one called ‘Matchsticks’.
It’s not hard to guess why this flower has received its unusual name, as the petals themselves are incredibly thin, and feature long white strands finished with a red tip.
These make great filler flowers for your beds, as they create lots and lots of blooms, and they grow in a very compact, bushy manner. They’re great for the fall season too, due to their unusual coloring.
You can find this flower in a few different color varieties. Some will have white petals with a reddish tip, whereas others will be yellow.
In addition to this, some varieties of the flower will have tips that have been described as being ‘spoon’ like, because they thicken out into concave shapes.
If you’re looking for one of the strangest varieties of chrysanthemum on our list, then please allow us to introduce you to the Yellow Quill Mammoth Mum flower.
This one is super interesting to look at, and has some of the thinnest and most delicate petals you’ve ever seen. It has an almost spider-like appearance, with a large yellow bud in the center, followed by several, slightly paler yellow petals emerging from it.
They’re very interesting to look at, and would make a great addition to any quirky garden.
If you’re wondering about maintenance, then these flowers are super easy to take care of, making them perfect for novice gardeners. They enjoy areas of full sun the best, but they can also tolerate partial shade too.
They’re recognized as being great pollinators, and as a result, you’ll probably have lots of different varieties of bees and butterflies visiting your garden.
In addition to all of this, the Yellow Quill Mammoth Mum can tolerate slightly colder temperatures much better than most of the ones on our list, and so you don’t need to worry about them wilting away at the first sign of frost.
If you’re looking for some neutral colored flowers to fill your garden with, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this one named, ‘Moonbeam’.
This flower has received its pretty name because of the stark white color that the flower displays. It’s also incredibly rounded in terms of appearance, just like the moon.
This is considered to be what is called a ‘pom pom’ variety of chrysanthemum, because it’s made up of lots of different little petals, which help to form the flower head itself.
The petals are all closely packed together into pretty little clusters, creating this effect.
If you want a daily neutral flower to blend in with some of the more colorful varieties in your bed, then we think that this is the perfect one.
Bear in mind however, that these flowers grow on stems which are quite tall, so you’ll need to place them amongst ones which display a similar length.
To sum up, there are a whole host of chrysanthemum flowers out there that you may not have seen before. It can be tricky initially to find different varieties of this type of flower, purely because it’s so popular.
But, once you do a little bit of research, you’ll find a whole host of beautiful, lesser known chrysanthemums that you can plant in your garden.