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How to Care for Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums are a fall favorite for many gardeners. They brighten up planter boxes and gardening beds in September, October, and November. There are early-blooming, mid-, and late-blooming varieties. Our garden center is now full of these beauties!

How to Care for Mums:

  • They love full-sun locations and bloom best in 6+ hours of sunlight per day.

  • The Mums we offer are perennial in our area. Plant them in the ground- they will come back again next year. You can plant them after they've bloomed (if you want them in container pots for autumn).

  • If you're planting them, know that they naturally bloom in summer. There is a trick to make them bloom in fall. You prune Mums around July 4th to have them bloom in fall. Simply pinch back their buds by a few inches and they will bloom when it is turning autumn.

  • Mums come in a large variety of colors, including various shades of yellow, red, purple, pink, orange, white, etc.

  • Chrysanthemums bloom once in fall. Their flush of blooms typically lasts for a couple of weeks.

  • Mums need a good amount of water so they do not dry out. You will know if your Mum is looking dry- it shows classic symptoms of dry leaves or buds/blooms shriveling up. Plan to water every day or most days. When you water, try to gently place the hose head close to the base of the plant so you do not get the flowers and leaves too wet. Mums have delicate stems that can break easily, even with nozzles from hoses.

  • If you plant your Chrysanthemums in the ground, plant them in fertile, well-draining soil.

Photo above: our production team unloading Mums

fresh from our designated growing spaces

Available now!

1g pots: $7.50

10-inch pots: $15

Enjoy this video of them growing (we've grown 30,000 Mums for this fall!):

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