Some heirloom varieties of mums include the Apricot Alexis, the Lynn Johnson, the Candid, the Seatons Ruby and the Coral Charm. These are hardy varieties that stand up well to light frost and produce attractive blooms.
The Apricot Alexis grows a large bloom with copper and gold tones, while the Lynn Johnson produces large white blooms with an irregular incurve. The rich ruby red of the Candid pairs well with warm soft pinks and peach blooms. The Seatons Ruby grows red and gold blooms with gold tips; a large cushion sits in the middle at full bloom. The Coral Charm blooms in a warm mauve with undertones that work well with other warm autumn colors.