Submitted by Merle Van Gieson on September 18, 2014 - 2:27pm. Submitted by Nickie on November 2, 2020 - 3:17pm. Plant them? Each bloom is made of hundreds of tiny flowers called florets. Plant the rainbow chrysanthemum seedlings outdoors once the air temperature is at least 20 degrees Celsius. Do I cut it down for winter and cover it? Did we just make a huge mistake? Our winter aren't that bad when would it start drying up? Transplant when seedlings are 7-10cm high. Cut back plants after they are done blooming. Pot them up in 4-6-inch pots filled with good potting soil. Thanks for the tip. Garden mums are low maintenance, care free, inexpensive, instant fillers in a range of vibrant colors. I live in Va and it can get pretty cold here in the winter months. Check pots weekly. How much do I Prune back and when, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 30, 2014 - 3:33pm. recently some flowers started dying and I'm scared I'll lose it. Don't fertilize until early spring. Don't cut the foliage or even the dead flowers. We have about 1-2 inches now. Good luck! Is it too late to feed them now, will it do any good? I ordered Mums a few months back and was told they would be sent out for planting season I figured I wouldn't get them until early spring. chrysanthemum seeds. Spring sources for mum plants include mail order catalogs, online mum specialty nurseries and large garden centers that cater to landscapers. There are lots and lots of tiny tiny flies that accumulate on the nearest window. Garage will work. Now all I need to find is straw in Toronto, Ontario. Can I prevent it? Thanks for info. In about 6 weeks, when the seedlings are at the 4-6 leaf stage, they are separated and transplanted into 2 inch peat pots. We planted it on the south side of the house and it thrived. I never attempted mums in the ground for the reasons stated in the article. So is it ok to take them out of the pot and plant them.I am on the east coast and the tempeture is nowc75-85 on the east coast. What do I need to do to make them become white again? Fall fertilization can actually reduce the hardiness of chrysanthemums to survive cold winters. Expect to see blooms the first year after planting. I live in the deep south Mums take up to four months to flower from seed. They were perfect for the space last year but have outgrown the space this year. Space the plants about 20cm (8in) apart (but this will vary according to variety; some are more vigorous than others). If you overwinter them in an unheated garage, insulate them with mulch heaped around (put newspaper under, as palnned), keep the soil barely moist (this si one of those variables noted above), watch for fungal problems. Free Printable Seed List. Submitted by Dane on October 17, 2016 - 8:59am. Submitted by The Editors on August 10, 2015 - 2:50pm. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. I've been watering them everyday. It depends on where you live and how cold it has been so far this winter? I am 83 years old and been gardening most of my life and I can tell you I have learned a lot about mums and peonies here. Planting them, then heavily mulcing, will help to protect the roots. For best results, select a spot in full sun away from trees and big shrubs. I have dug out plants from a flower bed by one of my sheds. Submitted by Jim Garreau on December 14, 2014 - 12:33pm. Pot up plants after the first frost if they are in the ground; include as much root system as possible. Luckily, they are mostly harmless, although they are annoying. Mums are becoming more available in spring at garden centers, large home centers, etc. Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock. east Georgia. thank you. You can plant the mums in the ground or you can repot them if they seem potbound. Wait until the soil in the pot is dry 1/2 inch under the surface. I've read so many conflicting things. Why are they not available to be planted in the spring? Submitted by jim guidarini on September 7, 2014 - 9:41am, Hi just bought 4 8' hardy mums can i put them in my basment til spring or can i plant them now, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 8, 2014 - 4:34pm. Prune in the spring and cut back all brown or dead growth. I live in Mi,,got a mum plant as a gift. Backfill the soil, water ,and add mulch to retain moisture and keep down weeds. Then, transplant them 12 inches apart in a sunny bed with rich, fast-draining soil once the soil warms up. I am in zone 5 - joliet, IL - I have brought the pots out for some of the milder days and bring them back into the garage at night - I must be an impatient gardener - but i am just too excited to see if they survived or not :) the stumps look really dry and brown - so just wondering should I plant them in the ground after frost risk is over in this brown dry state - or should there be some green by then? Wait a bit. Is it easily re-planted in a better location? But, the seeds germinate less reliably when sown outdoors due to temperature and moisture changes in soil. Sow into trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix. Which place would be best? If I keep them in my garage all winter and keep them watered, can I play them early spring? Water when the soil feels dry and add more mulch before your average first fall frost date. In April, I bring them out into the sun and water. Submitted by The Editors on October 11, 2016 - 9:29pm. You never know what surprises Mother Nature brinsg. Use a shovel to cut plant in half. It will be a madness of yellow if they all bloom before the frost. Thank you for this enlightening post! I planted my little mum given to me on Mother's day. I will do that. I too agree about this "FALL MUM" thing....Why don't we see more mums in the spring???????? Most garden mums grow to 2 to 3 feet in size and require at least a 12-inch container for the bâ ¦ Caring for Mums. Showy flowers are a joy at the end of the garden season. Funny I live in Iowa and my mum's were on the north side of the house.They over wintered just fine no special care for winter.fertilized in spring and they grew into huge bushes! That's why they're cheap. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 22, 2014 - 3:02pm. Start the seeds about eight weeks before the last spring frost, which is approximately mid-February. Doreen- I live in zone 6 at a 750 elevation in the Blue Ridge Mts of VA. You can changes the odds in your favor by leaving the dead foliage on mums and asters instead of shearing for neatness. Chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium) are extremely popular fall-flowering plants that light up the garden from late summer through Halloween. The dead growth insulates the roots. Plants grow to a height of 2 feet and are covered with 2-inch blooms, several 100 per plant. In your area, it's best to wait until October or November to set Mums out in the garden so they last. The range of varieties on offer means that you will find flowers suitable for filling large spaces as well as smaller varieties that are ideal for pots or window boxes. Submitted by Maureen Tegmeier on September 5, 2013 - 9:09pm. I put the 9 very large mums where I was going to plant them but never got around to doing it. If you want ‘mum plants in the ground, plant them in the spring. Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth. Too late in the season. Timing for all planting is based on first and last frost dates. Chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), often called "mums," are suited to growing in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant … One of the most popular fall flowers, the Chrysanthemum is a reliable ornamental plant. Submitted by Phebelyn on November 16, 2015 - 11:14am. Submitted by Cait on July 31, 2014 - 5:27pm. Could you pls help me to Save this plant. Cover the seeds lightly with 1/8 inch of seed starting mix. Surround the plant with more newspaper to keep it insulated from drafts. can i just insulate with the newspapers and that will be good do you think? (If you do decide to cut off the foliage, wait until it turns brown. Cut off the dead stems and leaves when you see the first green shoots in spring. Otherwise, enjoy the show. Want to give your mum her best shot at overwintering? I want to keep these though. This year for the first time I began to grow chrysanthemums wintering in the ground, I bought 22 varieties. This was and is tough winter and plants are slow to break their dormancy. Should I transfer them to bigger pots? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on March 29, 2014 - 8:41pm. I had a beautiful, yellow, potted mum. Select a sunny site for your plants or seeds with well-draining soil rich in organic matter. This is a project in a small park around a flag for our church boy's Rangers Program. If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting into the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots. All we do is soak the ground well and then heavily mulch just before the first frost. Water the soil. I'd put the pots in the garage and water them monthly to keep roots hydrated. I have it on my deck now,,when should I put it in the garage for the winter? Submitted by Betty Easson on August 21, 2013 - 8:45am. Thanks! I live in Piedmont NC. I just purchased 5 mums in pots from home depot can I leave them in their pots in direct sunlight? I live in Canada, Montreal. There seems to be more of them the day after I water the plant. Water them through winter in my Gardeners in northern states where temperatures regularly dip below zero can lose even spring-planted hardy mums to winter. I have read that planting mums in the fall is not a wise thing to do. It’s easy to get caught up in the last-minute fall mum-buying craze, but if you want mums to be a perennial fixture in your garden they need to be able to establish their roots before the cold of winter sets in. You can cut off the dead and dying flowers, but leave the foliage to insulation the roots. Early spring is recommended … but with care, and continued mild weather, you might be ok. Or, plant some now and some later. They started filling out with blossoms around June and have been in full bloom since as long as I dead-head them. If there is no green in 3 weeks, that particular mum is done. I am writing this on September 19, 2018, and these mums are still hardy and getting ready to bloom. They will keep on growing in a sunny spot. The basement, most diffently! Chrysanthemums add instant color to any fall garden. 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. How to Plant & Grow Daisy (Chrysanthemum) from Seeds. If your spring is mild, and you plant the mums in early March, you may get a spring bloom. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. Leafy Lettuces. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. I guess we just got lucky - or have very green thumbs. I have the opportunity to buy fall mums from a neighbor, but know nothing about mums. I live in South Carolina. I know these plants bloom in fall - but when should I start seeing signs of life in the plant if it survived? Depending on how you plan on planting fall flowers you have several options on when to plant your fall flower garden. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 22, 2014 - 3:05pm. I bought a pot and left it the same way. There are far more options than I’ve listed here but this is a good start. We are very South so it doesn't get all that cold here, no snow. In cold-winter areas, plant seeds at the depth given on the package instructions after a killing frost but before the ground freezes. Whether to comfort or decoration, we provide a range of styles to assist you in making appropriate choices of carnations seeds online. Illinois Zone 5 I have planted asters instead but do not find the same color choices available. What are these and how can I get rid of them? Treat them like a house plant, placing pots in or near east, west or south-facing winds. Every few years, I need new mums to replace the old. A Short History Of The Chrysanthemum. The leaves of chrysanthemum look like oak leaves, so the plant is popularly called the "chrysanthemum oak". My neighbor h as the most beautiful mums in the front of her house. Submitted by The Editors on September 15, 2015 - 3:41pm. winter is not that Cold here. however, i was planning to overwinter my 4 mums my mom gave me this fall in our garage (zone 5 - joliet il)- can i keep them in the cheap-o thin plastic pots they were bought in or do they need a formal clay or other pot? Submitted by bob grant on October 17, 2014 - 6:57pm, Where can u get chrysanthemums in Oct n what care is needed, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 22, 2014 - 3:57pm. Keep the plant away from your other indoor plants for now, as the gnats can easily move from plant to plant and lay eggs in the soil. Garage and plant in late April? No, you don't have to dig them up. Place in a west or south-facing window for the winter. About Mums. Mums generally bloom for a period of 6 to 8 weeks. Thye are abotu 2 weeks old since in the ground and ihave fertilized them? Submitted by Jimi on May 28, 2015 - 11:48am. Once the flowers are spent, cut back the plant by half to promote healthy new foliage, making sure to remove any diseased leaves. I bought garden mums in November and have had them in the house until now (mid-December). Do it as soon as you can. (The answer is no.) Keep the top 1 to 2 inches of the soil moderately moist during the germination process using a spray bottle. (How little? It takes even days and nights to trigger flower bud formation, and in southern latitudes such as yours, plants will do so. It had some good advice. Fertilize them in the spring when they start to produce new growth. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . I kept deadheading them every other day, watered them, and kept them in full sun. Fall officially begins on September 22! These tiny flies are commonly found in houseplants or outdoor plants grown in greenhouses or large-scale nurseries. Don't be surprised if the mum plants bloom again in Spring. Also check the spring mail-order catalogs - sometimes you can find a greater selection. Should I just cut it back? Submitted by The Editors on August 15, 2016 - 1:27pm. Thank you! However, if you are in a spot where afternoon sun can get too harsh, give them some protection from this. And of course we have to dig them up and see what happens i them. Hardiness zones 5 through 9 Nickie on November 24, 2014 - 3:42pm neighbor. Frozen for more protection - 8:22am i water plants well before storage and then move pink! 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