'Sheffield Pink' mums open very late in the season. They hold their buds forever, and they wait, and wait and wait until the time is just right, then they wait another day or two, and then they finally open up.
They are the only hardy mums I grow. Some years they are quite pink, other years they are rosy brown. I have clumps of them everywhere, so the apricot color repeats throughout the gardens.
'Sheffield Pink' is a muted color, so the sheer abundance of open daisy faces is soft and calming amid the riot of fall colors.
They seem to take forever to open up. When they do, it's not showy and its not flashy, but it's good.