Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 22, 2014 - 3:05pm. Put the pot in your basement or unheated shed on top of some magazines or newspapers. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 1, 2013 - 1:14pm. I planted my Mum plant on mother's day and now it is late August and it has tripled in size. If you know the plant names, you may feel more confident. Submitted by The Editors on November 16, 2015 - 12:50pm. Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 60-70ºF If you dig up the mums and replant in the next month, you are OK. Eye catching in the field and long lasting in a vase, America has a love affair with daisies! Add some compost and/or aged manure to the soil in the spring. Submitted by Dane on October 17, 2016 - 8:59am. In colder climates you need to store the mums in a dark cool place over the winter months. Check pots weekly. Chrysanthemum Seeds and Plants. If you are using them as an annual pop of fall color, plant them when blooming in late summer or early fall. When they're ready to go out, plant them in a sunny but sheltered spot, in well-drained soil that has had some compost and fertiliser dug in. I followed your instructions and now that it's spring - I am wondering when the green will start to come back? grid. Do we cover them for a light frost? Submitted by Kimberly D Martin on November 5, 2014 - 7:33am. Could you pls help me to Save this plant. Submitted by Christi on September 6, 2019 - 11:11am, I planted mums last fall and not only did they last, they actually thrives, most even doubling in size - and I bought full sized mature plants to start with. I live in Texas and we have had 3 really bad freezes and ice this year. Should I cut them back again or wait and see what happens. bought a pot of 9 inch mums can I keep them in the house ?? The basement, most diffently! I planted (what I believe to be) a white mammoth mum plant that I was given in a small 10" pot last Spring. Submitted by lkens on November 10, 2014 - 9:28am. Check your mums once a month or so to see if it's getting dried out and water if so. I will do that. Find your best-fitted chrysanthemum seeds from DHgate Canada site. The plants will hibernate for the winter if you keep their roots damp. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 21, 2013 - 3:32pm. I was told my mums would bloom again if I planted them in my yard late in October. That sounds like a good plan. Timing for all planting is based on first and last frost dates. East or west exposure is the best. Do you have any recommendations of how I can care for it, or is it beyond help? If you want ‘mum plants in the ground, plant them in the spring. ps: i was determined not to lose these this year after losing the 3 gorgeous ones i planted last fall - now i know why they didn't make it - agree with the other posters re:seeing them in spring but they're so pretty i am going to look for them in the six packs this coming spring to get a jump on next fall's crop! Thank you! Find your best-fitted chrysanthemum seeds from DHgate Canada site. Would I take the mums out of their pots if stored in the shed? But there's less care involved than you may think and they offer many positive attributes to gardens. Mums are a hardy perennial plant best planted in the spring, but mums that are sold in garden centers in the autumn are really being treated as annuals. Should I transfer them to bigger pots? The color range is broad. Be aware, too, that if the plants are a cold variety, you may have the best luck overwintering the plants in the ground (with or without the pots). There are lots of opinions, based on experience, on overwintering because often something works once, but conditions—weather, plant environment, plant health, etc.—at another time or place may never exactly match the original. Trim continuously starting now but not beyond July 4th? Mums are also known as garden chrysanthemums. They came back both times and grew bigger. I will drive up there and have a look. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. See above again, especially the advice for super-cold regions. Sowing Seed Indoors: Sow chrysanthemum seeds indoors 2 months before last spring frost date using a seed starting kit. If you start in late winter you will get blooms the first Fall. When it comes to mums, we buy fresh starter plants from the local nurseries each year. Otherwise, enjoy the show. Not sure what to do, Submitted by The Editors on May 20, 2015 - 7:55am. Thanks for the help. Can I prevent it? They often sell mum transplants in six-paks in May and early June. Do I cut it down for winter and cover it? The leaves of chrysanthemum look like oak leaves, so the plant is popularly called the "chrysanthemum oak". Ideally, chrysanthemums should be planted in the early spring after the danger of freezing weather has passed. They were beautiful until my Maroon Mums started to fade. Are mums generally available at garden centers in the spring? Cheap hydrangea seeds might be everywhere but those in are strictly examined. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 30, 2014 - 3:32pm. Surround the plant with more newspaper to keep it insulated from drafts. Mums take up to four months to flower from seed. If you plant mums in spring, the plants have time to settle in and will return in subsequent seasons. Submitted by Nickie on November 2, 2020 - 3:17pm. In cold-winter areas, plant seeds at the depth given on the package instructions after a killing frost but before the ground freezes. 3 is just cool! I've read so many conflicting things. Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds, choosing a selection results in a full page refresh. Why are they not available to be planted in the spring? If heat builds up in the garage, vent it. Showy flowers are a joy at the end of the garden season. It's about 2-1/2 ft tall, already and looks as though it's forming some buds. thank you. They'll die, even with a mountain of mulch. Plan to leave them in the pots. Submitted by L Spurgeon on September 19, 2013 - 9:01am. Cover them lightly with mulch and keep the bed evenly moist. Should we add more mulch at some point? Winter is fairly warm here... but dry. Cut off the dead stems and leaves when you see the first green shoots in spring. After cutting my last bloom, they are all now blooming again. They look best planted in a mass (but for plant health, do not overcrowd). If so, deadhead all flowers after they brown so that plants will bloom again in autumn. Thank you, Submitted by The Editors on September 10, 2015 - 4:59pm. Therefore you could take new citrus seeds without hesitation. Keep reading to learn about growing chrysanthemums in pots. In the spring plant them outside and you should see new growth starting. I live in southeastern Louisiana. Awesome. Think of them as disposable holiday decor, along with the pumpkins you buy for Halloween or otherwise. I buy some unopened mums in early October and put them in terra cotta or a quality, heavy duty plastic pot, using decent potting soil. I did plant them pretty in a well established flower bed. 5 products Garden Mum, Mammoth Daisy Coral Short Description. Staying dark green and dense all summer, they explode into bloom in the fall, their flowers covering the plants completely in September and October. The mums get the afternoon sun which is very hot. I want to invest and not lose pretty mail order varieties as the ones in the store re just blah and a round bush. Be sure to add 4 to 6 inches of mulch after the ground has frozen for more protection. However, also being unaware of where they should be planted, they don't have enough room now where they are. Want to read more about mums? Submitted by Weebea on October 10, 2013 - 8:27am. recently some flowers started dying and I'm scared I'll lose it. About Mums. Where to Plant Chrysanthemums. I live in zone 8. Because of the long growing season required for mum seeds, it is best to start them indoors six to eight weeks before the date of the last frost or sow the seed in spring in a well prepared bed. Good luck! Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 6, 2014 - 8:37pm. So much so, that there is three of them in an 11 x 16 envelope. The temperatures should stay reliably above 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Submitted by Judy on October 26, 2017 - 1:59am, Submitted by Joe on August 15, 2016 - 5:54am. I want to plant them but know it’s September 14, 2015, Submitted by The Editors on September 15, 2015 - 3:29pm. I bought some potted mums from Home Depot in early October here in middle TN. What do I need to do to make them become white again? We hope this helps! Submitted by The Editors on May 27, 2016 - 12:06pm. Order Lettuce Seeds > For example, if planting in hardiness zone 5, the last frost date is generally between April 1st – April 15th, and the first frost date typically falls between October 16th – October 31st. See our Autumnal Equinox page for fall-themed advice, folklore, and fun, and read our Fall Weather Forecast to see what sort of weather to expect this autumn! Add Yates Blood & Bone before planting. In the spring bring your pots back outside or plan them in the ground. I have them outside in their original plastic pots. How to care for fall mums Thank You! Let us know next spring if the mums made it throught winter. Thank you for this article. Submitted by kevans1254 on September 13, 2015 - 5:16pm. Don't be surprised if the mum plants bloom again in Spring. Fertilize monthly. Submitted by CHaas on October 20, 2013 - 10:31pm. The goal for planting in fall is not to have your seeds germinate but to give them a period of stratification, exposing them to cold and moist conditions. Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. If you live in a cold climate, you may have trouble overwintering fall mums outside because they do not have time to establish themselves. After they open and the flowers fade near the end of the month, I leave them outside until the first big frost. But what do we do about frost if it comes? If you pinch them, they may last longer. It is mid-July. My birthday is today and my grandson gave me a large ot of MUMS that are bloomed ihe did not know what they were how do i take cace of them i live in a apartment???? I deadhead them as often as I can. I planted my little mum given to me on Mother's day. They are not bred to be hardy; it’s their form, color, and size that are prized. You may be watering too much. ~Thank you. How to plant mums. Place in a west or south-facing window for the winter. I'm afraid you need to think of mums as a short-term investment, similar to cut flowers. Sow the seeds by lightly pressing them onto the surface of the soil. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. When flowering ends, cut the chrysanthemum plant back to about 8 inches (20.3 cm) from the ground. All the energy is put into blooming. With the development of technology and the better insulation of buildings … Did we just make a huge mistake? Submitted by pann1221 on April 14, 2014 - 12:37pm. The seeds can also be started outdoors, from after the last spring frost until two months before the first autumn frost. winter is not that Cold here. Larger containers and afternoon shade will solve your problem. My question is this - Do Mum plants grow like a bush and very large and if so, how do I transplant some of it? Submitted by Leticia medina on September 6, 2015 - 4:26am, I am from el paso texas and I just bought a big autumn mum can I leave it in its own pot ? I am a beginner gardner, living in western maryland, and is it possible being beginning of June to plant mum seeds in the near future and expect fall blooms? My friends are informing me that they will not last though till Oct 17th and that I will need to buy and replant some more in Oct. Is there any way that I can still salvage the ones I have now unitl Oct? I want to plant some mums in my flower beds. Will mum like to be in a deep pot on the porch with the morning sun? My mom also planted mums several years ago and they come back every year and bloom beautifully. Do I take them out of pot or leave them in the pot. we typically have frost sometimes into may - so i still have some weeks to go. Not everybody has it as good as you do! A few years later when we moved to our little farm, the mums, now spread out into many plants, came with us, again to be planted on the south side of the house and other places in the yard. The color range is broad. When your plant reaches 6 inches tall in the spring, simply pinch off 1 inch of each shoot. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . You can plant the mums in the ground or you can repot them if they seem potbound. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 10, 2014 - 2:27pm. Thanks a bunch. As I put my garden to bed for the winter, I chop the mums down, then put the pots in the unheated garage. This will keep the mums foliage tight and close, and allow the timing of the blooms for fall and not late summer. I figured that if they didn't come back, I wasn't out that much money and it took very little time to plant them...well worth the try. Submitted by The Editors on May 17, 2017 - 9:45am, We enjoy learning new things; thanks for this question. Every 2 to 4 weeks, pinch again. We have to admit. In the spring. Or better, maybe: Ask your neighbor if he’ll make you the same deal for plants after the last spring frost next year. Also, thanks for posting this picture of landscaping with mums. They started filling out with blossoms around June and have been in full bloom since as long as I dead-head them. Every year in the fall, I suffer a bout of mum madness when garden centers and big boxes brim with cheery chrysanthemums. If you live in a cold climate, it is best to leave the foliage on the plant, even after it has browned and died, to increase the plant's chance of surviving the winter. Plants grow to a height of 2 feet and are covered with 2-inch blooms, several 100 per plant. It was blooming when given to me and I had let the plant dry out quite a bit, by accident. But, the seeds germinate less reliably when sown outdoors due to temperature and moisture changes in soil. I live in Piedmont NC. Then, heap six inches of shredded fall leaves or straw on top of plants. Then I slap myself on the forehead, take a deep breath and cry “You should have planted these in May!”. In fact, the spring is going to be the best time of year to plant a chrysanthemum, but it can be done at any time of year when the frost is not going to affect it. IT IS OCT.4 WHEN CAN I PLANT THEM? By 12pm today, ALL the flowers look sad and are looking at the ground! For best results, select a spot in full sun away from trees and big shrubs. Garage will work. Why do they sell them in the fall??? Which would you think is better? In late summer when other plants call it quits, mums hit their stride. If not, warm the pots with a heating coil or propagation mat and keep them covered with plastic wrap. It takes even days and nights to trigger flower bud formation, and in southern latitudes such as yours, plants will do so. Perennial, zone 6-9. Ideally, you are going to want the roots to have six weeks to take to the soil so that there are no issues with the plant establishing before the weather changes. 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