A hundred or more pink shading-to-white petals are rolled from side to side, making for a long quill shape. 'Lola' in full bloom makes for a striking flower with dozens of lower petals spreading out horizontally and the upper petals creating a slight dome. Mums thrive in full sun, moderately rich and moist soils and cultivars like 'Lola', benefit from staking to help the flower stalk remain upright under the weight of the flowers. If desiring a single huge flower, disbud the lateral buds below the terminal bud; if desiring a spray, pinch back the growing time in July to create multiple branches. Each branch could then be disbudded or left as is to create a number of flowers at the tip of each branch.
Bedding or Border, Specimen Plant