I'm not sure about mums. They are so monochromatic and stuffy fluffy and overbred and overdone. A pot on the porch is OK for the fall color, but a yard full is a bit much. Besides, so many want to overtake their location and grow into huge mounds of bland color. So for the sake of the season I do have one, and by pinching all summer I can get it to bloom now, in November, which is so obviously the time for mums to bloom. Sometimes I can even get some for Thanksgiving, although I think not this year. I chose this mum for the snappy color, burnt red, cheerful golden yellow and lime green centers. My camera didn't quite get the green, but it makes the flower. So, not a daisy girl at all, but for the end of season splash these do a good job.