1. ‘Bolero’ Garden Mum
Name: Chrysanthemum ‘Bolero’
Size: 2 feet tall and wide
Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; average, well-drained soil
Native Range: China, Japan, and Korea
If you’re like me and cannot get enough of the lovely late-season and hugely popular ‘Hillside Sheffield Pink’ garden mum (Chrysanthemum ‘Hillside Sheffield Pink’, Zones 5–9), then it’s time to try ‘Bolero’. You can expect scores of pretty, glowing peachy-orange daisies on well-behaved mounding plants. The blooms are ideal for using in cut-flower arrangements and attract lots of pollinators late in the season when there’s not much else around for them to eat. ‘Bolero’ garden mum combines well with other autumn favorites such as dwarf ornamental grasses and sedums. It’s also easy to divide and share with friends every two or three seasons.
2. ‘Samurai’ Toad Lily
Name: Tricyrtis formosana ‘Samurai’
Size: 12 to 18 inches tall and 12 inches wide
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