Chrysanthemums, better known as mums, will keep your garden alive with color through the end of the growing season. Drought-tolerant and resistant to insect pests and diseases, these popular flowers are one of the easiest perennials to grow.

Given the wide array of colors, form and growth habit, there are loads of possibilities with mums. Available in just about every shade but blue, they do best in full sun and rich, well-drained soil. They can be planted anytime during the growing season, but their flowering won’t be triggered until the days shorten and nights get longer in the late summer and fall. Consider planting masses of mums for waves of color throughout your landscape. If space is limited, they can also be enjoyed in containers. Either way, mums are an excellent choice for extending your season of color!