Get a late-season dose of beauty from autumn’s most reliable flower

Johanna Silver and Heather Arndt Anderson  – July 29, 2016

The stalwart champions of the autumn garden, you can’t beat chrysanthemums for fall color. The daisy relatives are a symbol of optimism and joy; in Japan, the “Festival of Happiness” celebrates these fringed blooms, and they make stunning centerpieces of a fall bouquet, especially for weddings. These fall blooms are time-honored classics, yet with so many striking forms, they’ve never looked more current. Best of all, chrysanthemums are a cinch to grow and care for at home. Here are some of the best mums in every style, perfect for bringing joy to your garden and bouquets, with tips for growing your own.