This year I finally photographed some varieties of Reflex Chrysanthemums. This is one of the thirteen classes of mums that I hadn’t seen before. Reflex mums are distinguished by their downward overlapping florets. The tops of the flowers are often full, and a bit flattened. What I really liked about the two varieties of reflex mums that I photographed was the color variations within each flower.
The Apricot Courtier reflex mums are a lovely pale apricot with some pale yellow petals near the top.
© 2011 Patty Hankins
The Paint Box Reflex Chrysanthemums are a rich shade of reddish orange with bright yellow highlight petals