Chrysanthemum "Heirloom Double Pink"
This is an old garden variety, and the name has been lost to me, but it is one of the prettiest "mums" I think I've ever seen. This double pink, with just a blush of pink, that fades as time goes on, has a bright golden center. It grows to two feet tall in full sun. To encourage spreading and more flowering branches, cut back in early summer. Zones 6-9. Quarts.
This is not the showiest Mum on the block, and the blooms are not the largest, but it's one of my two favorites (the other being Single Apricot Korean). The blooms are white, compact, and often tinged with red, all of which I find most endearing. This one grows to about two feet, maybe more for you, and is a reliable spreader.
Chrysanthemum x "Single Apricot Korean"
Everything about this single fall daisy is stunning: its foliage, its color and, oh, yes, its fragrance. This mounding, hardy mum grows from two to three feet tall and is smothered in two-inch blooms that open as apricot and fade to pink; the blooms are long lasting, too. Chrysanthemums with single blooms are my favorite, and this one is no exception. Move over, Clara. Zones 4-9. Quarts.