Igloo Mums are much more than their fun, frosty name. This mum family of varieties is a hardy, quintessential autumn garden addition—so it’s no wonder that these are some of Rozanne’s most popular friends right now! Plenty of internet users have been browsing our Igloo Mums page lately because a fall garden is basically remiss without some burnt orange Igloo Mums ushering in ultimate fall vibes.
Since people are so rightfully curious about these beautiful blooms, we figured we would formally introduce you.
Meet the Igloo Mum
Professionally known as Dendranthema, an Igloo Mum is a little different than her other garden mum sisters. Unlike her kin, she can withstand some cold weather, hence her icy moniker. Of course, she does share the perennial gene—Igloo Mums bloom in June and again in September, so right now is truly the best time to bring some Igloo Mums into your autumn garden. They last well into the frost, so even if you’re a little late to the game, your Igloo Mums will tough it out for a while, bringing beautiful colour anywhere you place them. Plus, these flowers are deer-resistant (see other deer-resistant plants here), and they attract butterflies, so they’ve got all the right features for a happy garden.
Caring for Your Igloo Mums
So, you want to get some Igloo Mums to enhance your fall foliage? Good call. First, though, make sure you know what kind of maintenance your mums need:
USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
No need to pinch old flowers for new growth
Gorgeous Igloo Mum Varieties for Your Fall Garden
Igloo Mums come in a variety of hues, making them extremely versatile for whatever colour scheme you’ve got going in your autumn landscape. You can choose from classic fall colours, like the ‘Pumpkin Igloo’, or you can try something more exotic, like the ‘Ice Pink Igloo’. You really can’t go wrong!
‘Ice Pink Igloo’
‘Dainty Pink Igloo’
You can view all these varieties here. Put your Igloo Mums in container gardens, or plant them alongside pansies, cabbage, and kale for a full-blown fall spread.
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