Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association

Celebrating 75 years

This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association.

In the 30s and 40s many prominent Seattleites took interest in cultivating English Exhibition chrysanthemums as a hobby. The Seattle Chrysanthemum Society was organized during this time along with several clubs in the Vancouver BC area.  These clubs patterned the bloom classifications and show judging after the National Chrysanthemum Society of England.  During this period many large chrysanthemum shows were staged at the Seattle Armory.

The ECA was established in 1947 as an breakout group from the Seattle Chrysanthemum Society.  Since that time our club has grown, shown, propagated and shared mum cultivars from many parts of the world including the United States, England, France, Australia, Japan, and China.   ECA presently has approximately 200 different cultivars circulating among our club members.  Many of  these varieties are seldom available at garden nurseries or in flower shops. New stock is perpetuated from cuttings taken each year by our members and supplemented by specialty nurseries and club exchanges.

Over the years ECA members have been active and recognized on a national and an international basis in our hobby.  A past member and his wife (Ed and Maudie Hodgson) had cultivars named for them and listed in the British National Register.  Other members have attended or participated in the national shows in the UK and US and had the opportunity to meet the best of those growers and share those experiences with the ECA membership.  We continue to share our passion for these uniquely beautiful flowers with our friends, neighbors and fellow gardeners in the greater Puget Sound region.

We invite you to join us and learn to grow these beautiful flowers.  We currently meet the second Saturday of the month at 10 am at Volunteer Park Conservatory.  Annual membership is $15.00 per person or $20.00 per household.

Below is a partial list of the varietals grown in our organization.

 

 

 

15 Responses to Evergreen Chrysanthemum Association

  1. Sue Joyner says:

    Our public plant sale will be held the 3rd Saturday in April 2023

  2. Sue Joyner says:

    I have emailed you ECA membership information to the email address you provided

  3. Roselva says:

    Our family would like to to join the
    Evergreen Mum Association

    Bolton family

  4. Roselva says:

    When are you going to have a plant sale?

  5. Members of Tulip Valley Gardeners want to reach your members about the opportunity to have an educational booth and/or be a vendor at the Mount Vernon Garden and Art Fair, on June 25th , in Edgewater Park. mvgardenandartfair.org

  6. Sue Joyner says:

    Vivian,
    Thank you for your interest in ECA. ECA membership information has been emailed to you.

  7. Vivian Larson says:

    Hello I am interested in joining the Evergreen Mum Association, my friend Jan Hunt suggested that I would enjoy it.

  8. Sue Joyner says:

    Fion, Thank you for your interest in ECA. I will send the membership information to your email

  9. Sue Joyner says:

    Hi Fion, Thank you for your interest ECA. Our annual plant sale is scheduled for April 9, 2022 at Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, WA. Our plant starts are only available for purchase the day of the sale at the conservatory. We do not ship.

  10. Sue Joyner says:

    Hi Steven, Thank you for your interest ECA. Our annual plant sale is scheduled for April 9, 2022 at Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle, WA. Our plant starts are only available for purchase the day of the sale at the conservatory. We do not ship.

  11. Fion Yen says:

    When are you open for plant sale in 2022? Where can I find your cultivar list and how to order? Will you offer shipping option other than curb site pick up in 2022? Thanks

  12. Lan Guthmann says:

    Hi, I’m local and I’m wondering if there is any leftover plants that I could purchase or pre-order now?

    Thank you!

  13. Steven Place says:

    Gosh I would love to by some of those mums. Anyway to pay ahead of time and get some shipped in the mail or Ups . I would love to work a way. Thanks I know it’s a bother and all . But let me know if we can figure a way. I am so amazed at all the varieties. I only have what Kings mums sells thanks 10/28/2021

  14. Sue Joyner says:

    Lorie,
    I’m pleased that you found the information on our web site helpful. I hope that you were able to enjoy your mum blooms this past fall. If you live in the greater Puget Sound area we would love to have you join our club of amateur growers. Please let us know if you have any specific questions. Sue Joyner

  15. Lorie Kolby says:

    This was my first summer growing mums .. your info is priceless! Thank you so much.

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