There are 13 bloom classes of mums. Beautiful, Submitted by Missie T. on September 14, 2015 - 5:21pm. Mums grow best with full morning sun, at least 5-6 hours daily. Hi, Pat, It sounds like you got lucky. Thank you for this article. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 2, 2013 - 4:53pm. I don't know when to plant them,but wal mart just put them out,how to take care of them. I replanted a mum from a pot into the ground in December. The basement, most diffently! My question is can I plant them in the ground or should I replant them in pots a littler larger that the pots they are in The buds may grow bigger and you'll have a nice display of blooms come fall. That sounds like a good plan. You can try it. When to Plant Mums. Why do they sell them in the fall??? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 19, 2013 - 8:37pm. Thanks so much. Keep reading to learn about growing chrysanthemums in pots. I live in Poland and I am very curious how they wintered at my house .... by accident I found your blog, and read with bated breath :-) pity that he lives Lady so far, we would exchange :-) Best regards, and all good Monika, Submitted by Pamela on October 24, 2017 - 9:12pm. Planting chrysanthemums in spring will give them the best chance of surviving the following winter. My question is this - Do Mum plants grow like a bush and very large and if so, how do I transplant some of it? In April, I bring them out into the sun and water. Chrysanthemum flowers such as mums have traditionally been boiled in China to make a tea and used in folk medicine for influenza patients. Showy flowers are a joy at the end of the garden season. Think of them as disposable holiday decor, along with the pumpkins you buy for Halloween or otherwise. I kept deadheading them every other day, watered them, and kept them in full sun. Plants grow to a height of 2 feet and are covered with 2-inch blooms, several 100 per plant. I live in Memphis. That is why mums are best planted in the spring. I have read that planting mums in the fall is not a wise thing to do. Again, I water plants monthly to keep roots healthy. If not you need to replace them with new mums. Submitted by Chelaine on November 19, 2020 - 12:59pm. Plant late-summer or fall-flowering perennials, such as aster, bellflower, chrysanthemum, and tickseed, in the spring. Leave them out for a few hours each day, gradually increasing the length of time over the course of two weeks. In fact, one is already starting to bloom. Features of growing Korean chrysanthemum In order for the plant to feel comfortable, bloom profusely and not hurt, you need to find a good place to plant and the soil of the appropriate quality. Hi, I live in Hawaii where the temperatures range in the 70's and 80's. Not everybody has it as good as you do! Planting calendars are designed to calculate the best time to start seeds and plant a garden. Depending on how you plan on planting fall flowers you have several options on when to plant your fall flower garden. Submitted by The Editors on August 25, 2015 - 3:56pm. Remove the dead flowers and keep plants well-watered. Submitted by The Editors on October 11, 2016 - 9:29pm. Seeds of Shasta daisy and Oxeye daisy are sown in early winter through late spring, and can also be sown in fall. Hi. Thanks, Submitted by The Editors on August 19, 2015 - 2:01pm. I was going to cut them down to about 6 inches, put them on newspaper in my garage, and cover them with newspapers on top in a dark area while keeping them watered about once a week until I can plant them in the ground come spring. Thank you for your kind words. There are a lot of perennial seeds that can be planted in the fall to sprout the following spring. Some are now opening. Thanks for sharing! Chrysanthemums add instant color to any fall garden. Why are they not available to be planted in the spring? It was blooming when given to me and I had let the plant dry out quite a bit, by accident. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 21, 2013 - 8:45pm. There is no need to repot the plant this fall. You won't get flowers until about September, at least in northern latitudes. Submitted by L Malkemus on September 30, 2013 - 5:37pm. Surround the plant with more newspaper to keep it insulated from drafts. I want to plant some mums in my flower beds. I won't split them until next year but just don't want to kill them by moving them. The plants are not all the same by any means. I planted them and within a week started to die. Submitted by DEBRA GRIFFIN on September 14, 2015 - 3:03pm, I live in Trenton, SC and I bought some mums on yesterday in pots from grocery store. east Georgia. This was and is tough winter and plants are slow to break their dormancy. Free Printable Seed List. ?what are your thoughts Doreen?? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on January 29, 2014 - 8:42pm. Should I just cut it back? How to plant chrysanthemum seeds. You can try overwintering the mums in pots indoors or in a cool garage. I have big beautiful mums in pots on my front Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on August 1, 2014 - 1:50pm. See my message to Bob. Submitted by Peggy Ruble on September 14, 2013 - 7:47pm. Is it ok to plant my mums now in the ground? 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. Sow into trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Cover the seeds lightly with 1/8 inch of seed starting mix. The backdraw of the shed is that the snow drifts against the door blocking from being able to get into for watering plants. The pot seems root bound but if I keep water the mums as you have suggested , and keep them in garage over the winter,can I expect to be able to plant them in the spring? It is mid-July. I would order seeds or plants from a reputable source of medicinal herbs, to be sure you’re getting the right thing. I need help.It is October 21 here,so if I bring them home what do I do.I have a heated garage. In spring, you can prune out the dead leaves before the new ones start to develop. Order Lettuce Seeds > Water the soil. My neighbor h as the most beautiful mums in the front of her house. Is their anything I can do to try to protect them so they won't die. If necessary cuttings may be stored for 2-3 days in a cooler at 33-40ºF. When flowering ends, cut the chrysanthemum plant back to about 8 inches (20.3 cm) from the ground. Submitted by The Editors on August 15, 2016 - 1:27pm. Staying dark green and dense all summer, they explode into bloom in the fall, their flowers covering the plants completely in September and October. This usually means starting your flower seeds sometime in May or June. Keep the top 1 to 2 inches of the soil moderately moist during the germination process using a spray bottle. If you plan on growing your fall flowers from seed then you should start your seeds about 6-8 weeks before you transplant them into your flower garden. The pack should contain anywhere from 50 to 1,000 seeds. Submitted by Shenie. If not, not a big loss. Timing for all planting is based on first and last frost dates. Submitted by The Editors on November 16, 2015 - 12:50pm. Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil. Each bloom is made of hundreds of tiny flowers called florets. I have bought those $1.98 mums at Walmart, the grocery, etc. Thank you. You may be watering too much. Late-flowering chrysanthemums flower in winter and are grown as house plants. Find your best-fitted chrysanthemum seeds from DHgate Canada site. Potted Shasta daisies are planted in the fall and early spring. Submitted by The Editors on November 20, 2020 - 12:19pm. By 12pm today, ALL the flowers look sad and are looking at the ground! You can start mums indoors from seed 6 to 8 weeks before your last spring frost date. Submitted by HOT lady on September 8, 2011 - 8:08am. They look best planted in a mass (but for plant health, do not overcrowd). If the leaves are still green, it means that they are making food for the plant, which helps the plant to survive the winter.) In autumn, chrysanthemums and asters are everywhere, from six-inch pots to bushel baskets of orange, yellow, pink, and copper mounded behemoths. Pot them up in 4-6-inch pots filled with good potting soil. But now that they are blooming again, should I wait to put them away in the garage when frost first appears on the ground? So much so, that there is three of them in an 11 x 16 envelope. I live in Southeast Ohio. The Chrysanthemum is one of the longest cultivated of ornamental plants, having been grown and hybridized in China for over 2500 years. THEN you can plant in the ground with little worry. Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock. I am writing this on September 19, 2018, and these mums are still hardy and getting ready to bloom. This year for the first time I began to grow chrysanthemums wintering in the ground, I bought 22 varieties. Do we need to fertilize? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 3, 2013 - 2:08pm. People start pointing at me and make avoid-the-crazy-woman sounds to their children and spouses. Peggy, you can try to save the mums by leaving all the foliage and flowers on plants after they die. recently some flowers started dying and I'm scared I'll lose it. Last yr I bought 20- 4" potted fall mums from our hardware store for $20 , the store wanted rid of them, and they were still quite pretty , yes I got carried away lol. Illinois Zone 5 Treat them like a house plant, placing pots in or near east, west or south-facing winds. They start budding around Labor Day and bloom soon after. Fill each cell of a seed germination tray almost to the top with the soil. Custom programming and server maintenance by, https://mnhardy.umn.edu/varieties/flowers/chrysanthemums. The plants are about 5 times bigger and have hundreds of tiny buds, much smaller buds than the original ones. Luckily, they are mostly harmless, although they are annoying. It doesn't get very cold here. Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12 inches removing any debris, and raking as level as possible. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 15, 2014 - 4:24pm. Then, heap six inches of shredded fall leaves or straw on top of plants. They bloom only once in the fall and later than my other mums(and,yes, I do have other mums that are years old) which bloom throughout the summer. However, also being unaware of where they should be planted, they don't have enough room now where they are. Some only make it one more season, some make it 2, but some actually bloom a third time. These robust beauties bring color to the late summer/fall garden when it needs it most. For your fall mums to have the best chance at survival in cold areas, overwinter them in the basement or a dark, cold closet. All we do is soak the ground well and then heavily mulch just before the first frost. 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 Doreen G. Howard on October 21, 2013 - 3:32pm. If you know the plant names, you may feel more confident. You can purchase potting soil at a gardening store, or you can make your own. Place potted mums in a cool area that gets sun. DO NOT cut back the foliage. Keep your seeds in a warm, dry place out of strong wind and direct sunlight for 2-3 days till they dry up completely. Start the seeds roughly eight weeks before the last spring frost, which is mid-February within Mediterranean climates. Hi. Cut it in the spring when you see new growth. I just purchased 5 mums in pots from home depot can I leave them in their pots in direct sunlight? Submitted by The Editors on November 2, 2016 - 1:05pm. However, seeds must be planted at the right time of year and kept under appropriate conditions to perform their best. I bought 2 huge mums because I too go nuts in the fall when I see them. 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. In cold-winter areas, plant seeds at the depth given on the package instructions after a killing frost but before the ground freezes. can i just insulate with the newspapers and that will be good do you think? Feb 11, 2016 - Learn how to plant and grow Chrysanthemums for a show-stopping fall garden. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. I live in the deep south The color range is broad. You never know what surprises Mother Nature brinsg. Mist the surface with a spray bottle and gently tamp it down to increase contact with the seeds. Mow that I have read all your blog posts I'm thinking all the hard work will have been for nothing. Found out mail order are 3 inch pots and after having an inkling they wouldn't have time to puts roots down for winter, realized I should have planted them earlier too!! Replace lost soil around remaining plant and water both well. But I've been keeping potted mums alive for 3 years, which is at least a full year longer than they should ever live. That's a natural cycle. Cut the mums back and add a heavy layer of mulch to the pots, then put them in the shed. William, I live in Zone 5, too, and have had great success with mums planted in early spring. If you’re planting newly purchased chrysanthemums, mid-April is a good time. Cut off the dead stems and leaves when you see the first green shoots in spring. STEP 3. And I'm REALLY CONFUSED! Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 6, 2014 - 8:37pm. Are mums generally available at garden centers in the spring? Chrysanthemum Seeds and Plants. Submitted by Reen52 on August 27, 2013 - 5:49pm. Pot up plants after the first frost if they are in the ground; include as much root system as possible. Do I plant now or keep them in garage? I don't want to disappoint them if they all die right away! Store them? Once the plant has died in the winter, resist cutting it back. I'll plan them in for spring and give them my yard to grow in year after year! This year my hubby cut the plants to only about 3 inches sticking out of the ground - I freeked and was sure I would not see my mums again - but back they are pretty as ever tho a little leggier than they use to be before he did that. To my surprise it came back in full force, spread and bloomed huge blossoms in the Summer/Fall. Water when the soil feels dry and add more mulch before your average first fall frost date. All the energy is put into blooming. Submitted by L Spurgeon on September 19, 2013 - 9:01am. We put a layer of mulch down after planting. If you dig up the mums and replant in the next month, you are OK. You know fall is approaching when the mums appear in the local nurseries. It is now sept.18 is it ok to plant them for the fall, and if so how long will the blooms keep before they turn brown. About once a month give them some water to keep the soil moist. When should I plant them and how much shade can they stand???? They will be in the garage over the winter. What do I need to do to make them become white again? I was given a potted mum as a hostess gift. Then, cut the plants back to 1 inch. 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. I live in zone 5 (Morris, IL). We had a very cold winter for this area (most days out of school anyone ever seems to remember) somehow 2 of these boogers survived and are now about triple the size they were last year. Depending on how you plan on planting fall flowers you have several options on when to plant your fall flower garden. Firm down, water gently and keep moist through germination period. Gardeners in northern states where temperatures regularly dip below zero can lose even spring-planted hardy mums to winter. I am in the #5 zone, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 10, 2014 - 3:42pm. 2. In landscaping, chrysanthemums are valued for the fact that they bloom in fall, helping you to achieve four-season interest in your yard. Cheap hydrangea seeds might be everywhere but those in ca.dhgate.com are strictly examined. Which place would be best? The seeds should be sown in flats of sterile rooting medium on or before April 1st. The name derives from the Greek, chrysos (gold) and anthos (flower), likely referring to the yellow Chrysanthemum coronarium. Do I take them out of pot or leave them in the pot. I'm in Indianapolis and our winters can be brutally cold. Check your mums once a month or so to see if it's getting dried out and water if so. I live in zone 8. Submitted by Geraldine Calvo on September 8, 2015 - 4:28am. But low and behold, they sent them to me now. In the spring bring your pots back outside or plan them in the ground. Or better, maybe: Ask your neighbor if he’ll make you the same deal for plants after the last spring frost next year. Submitted by Kimberly D Martin on November 5, 2014 - 7:33am. Submitted by Lesley Kordella on October 3, 2013 - 7:45am. Submitted by Candace Buckner on March 11, 2016 - 4:44pm. The mum will grow and bloom for a long time if you just give it enough water and don't let the soil dry out. The dead growth insulates the roots. Fertilize monthly. 2 is expected. Pot up plants after the first frost if they are in the ground; include as much root system as possible. Growing chrysanthemums in pots is a perfect garden solution for apartments and small gardens. 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