The Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society has been busy growing  Heirloom mums - those cultivars are no longer available, anywhere 

Mt Rainier Chimera 1A irregular Incurve
Mt Rainier Chimera 1A irregular Incurve

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Coral Reef 11A Spider
Coral Reef 11A Spider

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Shizu Aki 13C Exotic
Shizu Aki 13C Exotic

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Mt Rainier Chimera 1A irregular Incurve
Mt Rainier Chimera 1A irregular Incurve

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Growing heritage chrysanthemums is cultivating the rare of the rare. These varieties are not available for sale. Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society's 2021 project was to attempt the reemergence of the shown cultivars. The group's most experienced growers were successful. The plan is to replant the wintered over cutting to bloom in 2022.

There are 14 heritage mums in the slide show looping to the right

listing the name, cultivar, classification, color, beginning with the bi-color 

1 Mt Rainier Chimera, 2A, Reflex

2. Coral Reef, 11A, Bronze, Spider

3 William Sydney, 2AA, Pink, Reflex

4 Vegas Showgirl, 11A, Pink, Spider

5 Susan Freestone, 2B, Yellow, Reflex

6 Sengousuisyou, 11A, White, Spider

7 Rose Venice, 2B, Pink, Reflex

8 Lavender Ostrich, 13, Purple, Exotic

9 Garden State, 1A, Yellow, Irregular Curve

10 Frolic, 6A, Purple, Pompom

11 Fluffy, 12, Yellow, Thistle, or Brush

12 Dolphin, 2A, White, Reflex

13 Amateur J .F. Fournier, 2A Red/Bronze, Reflex

14Shizu,Aki, 13C exotic


Oct. 13-23: North Carolina, Raleigh, NC State Fair -

Oct. 26-29:  CCCS Festival of Fabulous Mums, Duke Gardens Outdoor Display

Nov 4: CCCS Flower Magnificent Mums – the Queen of Fall Flowers JC Raulston Arboretum. Friday, Noon to 4:30 pm Open to Public

Nov 5: State Farmer’s Market, Raleigh: Display of CCCS Mum blooms 8:00a-5:00pm. 

Oct. 29-30: Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society Show, James Lee Community 5Center,  2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA.

Nov 5-6: Skyline and Blue Ridge Chrysanthemum Society’s Combined Show: Williams Memorial Baptist Church, 2105 Carroll Ave, NW, Roanoke, VA

Oct 1 – Nov 15: Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA (Near Philadelphia)

Oct 1 – Oct 30:  Kiku New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

September through November Isabella Steward Gardner Museum 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA. 02118

Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society member provides fall color to the Sanctuary Garden at Transitions LifeCare.  


Our members met many wonderful mum lovers & gave lots of growing advice. CCCS wishes you all lots of success growing these heritage mums. WE can be reached on FB at Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society, website &instagram @carolinachrysanthemums

THANK YOU for attending our mum cutting sale Friday & Saturday at Campbell Rd Nursery

CCCS is having a sale this weekend May 22&23
Raleigh Farmer Market





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Extraordinary Benefits of Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society Membership

  • Membership in the National Chrysanthemum Society

  • The NCS Beginners Handbook (contains complete information on growing chrysanthemums ($10 publication)

  • The Chrysanthemum, the Journal of the National Chrysanthemum Society (4 annual issues March, June September, December)

  • Three free mum plants (available for local pickup only $12 value)

  • Discount on mum growing supplies

  • A Chrysanthemum Reference Binder contains mum growing information handouts ($10 value)

  • Invitation to join the private members-only Facebook page 

  • Monthly Zoom/In-person meetings featuring guest speakers and current relevant pearls (hints and tips)

  • monthly raffle prizes

  • Notification of the annual National Chrysanthemum Society Convention and Juried Floral Show

  •    monogram CCCS shirts (available for member purchase) 

                                             CCCS membership application can be found click here

                         Goals of the Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society

  • Assist the National Chrysanthemum Society to educate the public, advance gardening techniques in both public and home gardens and incorporate procedural advances for the propagation and cultivation of chrysanthemums​​

  • Help promote a greater interest in the cultivation of all thirteen classes of chrysanthemums 

  • Encourage amateur, professional and commercial growers to grow and display chrysanthemums​

Mission Statement

Central Carolina Chrysanthemum Society's mission is to encourage, foster and maintain the continued growth and appreciation of all thirteen classes of chrysanthemums