Here is a Chrysanthemum that has stood the test of time. This double creamy white number was given to us by a client, who told us she had retrieved it from her grandmother’s property years ago. Flowers can form as early as late summer, and stems can reach a willowy 3′, but you can have more compact plants (with more flower shoots) if you pinch back to 4-6″ in early July. Chrysanthemums are somewhat shallow rooted and spread by stolons. Plant in well drained soil, but irrigate when rainfall is limited.