This helps to insulate roots. Brought my beautiful Mum indoors last week hoping to keep it before I took it to the cool dark basement for the winter. Then, cut the plants back to 1 inch. Be sure to water them about one a month to keep roots hydrated. The reason being that mums planted late in the season are near or at the flowering stage, and they don’t put energy into growing roots to sustain plants through the winter. Hi, I live in Hawaii where the temperatures range in the 70's and 80's. able to leave them in the ground and not dig them up in the fall? Submitted by The Editors on May 17, 2017 - 9:45am, We enjoy learning new things; thanks for this question. I have the opportunity to buy fall mums from a neighbor, but know nothing about mums. Winter is fairly warm here... but dry. Submitted by Michelle Donati on March 7, 2015 - 7:06pm. They have been growing like crazy. I live in Piedmont NC. Hi, I just bought some beautiful mums yesterday and planted them today. Submitted by HOT lady on September 8, 2011 - 8:08am. Most people acquire a chrysanthemum when they are given a potted plant on Mother's Day. I planned my mums in the ground right after fall. Submitted by Reen52 on August 27, 2013 - 5:49pm. Do we cover them for a light frost? I know these plants bloom in fall - but when should I start seeing signs of life in the plant if it survived? Spring. By the way, I'm in northeast Mississippi. The mums get the afternoon sun which is very hot. All our Chrysanthemums are hardy in all but exceptionally harsh winters. Should I transfer them to bigger pots? Browse our range of spectacular chrysanthemum plants - they come in such an array of colours and forms, we believe there is one to suit everyone and every garden. Not sure what to do, Submitted by The Editors on May 20, 2015 - 7:55am. Just yesterday we planned 20 mum's purchased at a big box store in a full-sun location. This was and is tough winter and plants are slow to break their dormancy. Please be sure, bearing in mind that your plants will need protecting from frost, to select a suitable delivery week from the dropdown menu during the checkout process. Plant your perennial mums in the spring. Also, thanks for posting this picture of landscaping with mums. Submitted by Wendy S. Dunkel... on January 6, 2014 - 9:08am. Hi. Love your blog! You can try it. No, you don't have to dig them up. bought a pot of 9 inch mums can I keep them in the house ?? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 21, 2013 - 8:45pm. Submitted by Lindsay on May 12, 2015 - 4:04pm, I live in Northern Florida. Both ways have worked fine and year after year I have returning show of rainbows of mums. Submitted by The Editors on November 16, 2015 - 12:50pm. Pot them up in 4-6-inch pots filled with good potting soil. Mums aren't even out in any garden centers here yet. Remove the dead flowers again and wait for a second flower show in autumn! That's why they're cheap. Add some compost and/or aged manure to the soil in the spring. Submitted by The Editors on October 11, 2016 - 9:29pm. Pot up plants after the first frost if they are in the ground; include as much root system as possible. Remove the dead flowers and keep plants well-watered. Thank you for this enlightening post! Hello! Apparently, Mammoth [TM] Mums were developed at the University of Minnesota. It was blooming when given to me and I had let the plant dry out quite a bit, by accident. I left them, due to laziness and they've come back this yr with a vengeance,. For the sake of family unity, we continue to keep them listed under the more familiar name, chrysanthemum. “Chrysos” is gold and ” anthos” for flower. Shop online now with FREE Delivery on all Orders over £40.00 Chrysanthemum Plants (Hardy Mums) – Buy Online | Gardening Direct Chrysanthemums grow up to three feet tall and up to two feet wide. They came back this spring with a vengeance! William, I live in Zone 5, too, and have had great success with mums planted in early spring. ?what are your thoughts Doreen?? Should new growth have shown up by now? Mulch the plants thickly with shredded leaves or straw. September 14, 2015, Submitted by The Editors on September 15, 2015 - 3:29pm. Here’s how to keep your mums alive through winter! I didn't think it would survive, but I put it in the ground. What do I need to do to make them become white again? 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? Pruning Garden Mums Many people like to give their garden mums in mid- to late June. I agree. You can plant the mums in the ground or you can repot them if they seem potbound. Submitted by Monika on December 1, 2017 - 5:30pm, Hello I will be purchasing them from the store in pots. Use a shovel to cut plant in half. Custom programming and server maintenance by, Chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), often called "mums," are suited to growing in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 … Buffalo, New York, so yes, it gets cold. Hi. You can dig them up and see if there is any growth showing from the roots. In the spring, acclimate plants to light gradually and set them out in the garden after the last killing frost. thanks again sorry for the ramble :), Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 24, 2013 - 6:14pm. Very lucky—and that’s not to take anything away from your gardening skills. How often do we water? They will be in the garage over the winter. I kept deadheading them every other day, watered them, and kept them in full sun. We’ve had many single digit winter days and even more nights. If your spring is mild, and you plant the mums in early March, you may get a spring bloom. Submitted by The Editors on August 15, 2016 - 1:24pm. I live in Southeast Ohio. Submitted by komodo on May 21, 2015 - 1:59pm. Plant them? Mums grow slowly over the summer. Plant out young plants from mid-May to early June, once the risk of frost has passed. An Iowa State University study found that unpruned plants survive at much lower temperatures than those that were pruned. Chrysanthemums offer valuable, late flowers in September and October. I want to plant them but know it’s Why do they sell them in the fall??? That's a natural cycle. 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 Linda Pilon on September 15, 2014 - 12:50am. From there, we went to their growing advice page (, where they describe care for “giant shrub-like Maxi-mums [TM].”  To your questions, we glean from this page that “pinching” is preferred to “cutting back” (pinching being less than a haircut), and re transplanting… see the recommended soil and sunlight conditions. Dig up one part and replant it. 3 is just cool! Be sure to water plants well before storage and then water every month to keep roots alive. Hi Paula, Store them in a cold basement or cool dark closet. THEN you can plant in the ground with little worry. Should I just cut it back? You won't get flowers until about September, at least in northern latitudes. As we extend our plant range every year, special emphasis has been put on making the colourless periods of the year smaller and less prolonged. Planting them, then heavily mulcing, will help to protect the roots. Check pots weekly. I think your article was only meant for northern states, right? Every 2 to 4 weeks, pinch again. I replanted a mum from a pot into the ground in December. I didn't do anything to it in the Fall. (How little? Submitted by joe bowers on September 11, 2014 - 10:53am. They are already in full bloom with beautiful autumn jewel-hued colors to decorate your house, along with autumn wreaths and gourds. (I couldn't post the link. They need plenty of air circulation, water drainage, and morning sun to dry the dew on the leaves and stems. Hi, Pat, It sounds like you got lucky. 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. Submitted by Lynn on November 10, 2016 - 11:40am. The dead growth insulates the roots. Glad you like the blog. After cutting my last bloom, they are all now blooming again. With a little understanding and a few simple tips, you can h… Should we add more mulch at some point? Do I need to cut anything back before I put them away in the basement? I live in Nj. They probably will make it. east Georgia. They make a welcome late summer and autumn show in borders and beds, with the added benefit of providing perfect cutting material for floral arrangements. Do it as soon as you can. Question: I live in Southwest MI by the lake buff and have only a outdoor shed or a extra bedroom to winterize the mums I just purchased. lol, Submitted by Sheilah Perry-R... on September 19, 2018 - 8:50am. Water the soil. I buy potted mums every year when they come out around end of September early October. Submitted by Lesley Kordella on October 3, 2013 - 7:45am. Are mums generally available at garden centers in the spring? Submitted by Laura on May 16, 2017 - 8:38pm. Submitted by Kay on September 19, 2018 - 8:42am. Now all I need to find is straw in Toronto, Ontario. Can I move my houseplant outdoors for sun (on good days) for 5-6 hours in the morning and bring it in after that to keep it blooming and growing? The name derives from the Greek, chrysos (gold) and anthos (flower), likely referring to the yellow Chrysanthemum coronarium. I bought some potted mums from Home Depot in early October here in middle TN. Thank you! Early spring is recommended … but with care, and continued mild weather, you might be ok. Or, plant some now and some later. Prune in the spring and cut back all brown or dead growth. Plants can be grown from cuttings from overwintered roots – called ‘stools’ – or you can buy young plants from garden centres, nurseries and mail order suppliers. I was considering leaving mums in their pot and planting them in the ground to decorate my walkway. In the spring. Submitted by Brenda Filippi on October 22, 2014 - 9:59am. (The answer is no.) I was told my mums would bloom again if I planted them in my yard late in October. To my surprise it came back in full force, spread and bloomed huge blossoms in the Summer/Fall. 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. If you want ‘mum plants in the ground, plant them in the spring. The mums will be fine in the garage and in their orginial pots. If you pinch them, they may last longer. They are white in bloom and then move into pink and then purple. If you're planting tomatoes in a month or two and want to add some colour around them you could try planting chrysanthemums there too as, again, tomatoes like the same growing conditions. I have planted them near end of October- fairly deep and I have left the potted plant out where it was placed and ignored it and planted in spring. I want to keep these though. Plant Chrysanthemums Early. 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. In autumn, chrysanthemums and asters are everywhere, from six-inch pots to bushel baskets of orange, yellow, pink, and copper mounded behemoths. Submitted by Julibob on October 21, 2013 - 7:45pm, Can you winter over other perennials in store bought pots? Now spring is almost here and I want to start mums from seeds indoors and then transplant into bigger pots so I'll have plenty of blooming mums when September and October roll around. Submitted by Sherree Austin on September 7, 2011 - 4:25pm. I live in Monroe,Louisiana I just bought 9 mums all 1 gallon. Button Chrysanthemum Detailed Care. However, I will. Thanks, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 20, 2013 - 4:06pm. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 10, 2013 - 2:06pm. It may make it. If by chance you do not believe this to describe your plant, you could contact the folks at those pages—see “About”—and they may have more information. 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. Space your mums so they won’t be crowded. The plants are about 5 times bigger and have hundreds of tiny buds, much smaller buds than the original ones. Submitted by Gerri Johnston on September 30, 2013 - 12:40pm. 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 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 Shenie. No flowers but lost of green. I didn't get around to preparing soil in new landscape area. 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. They need to go dormant. Surround the plant with more newspaper to keep it insulated from drafts. winter is not that Cold here. Submitted by Cait on July 31, 2014 - 5:27pm. What are these and how can I get rid of them? $6.49 $ 6. dendranthemum, leucanthemum, etc.). After they open and the flowers fade near the end of the month, I leave them outside until the first big frost. Spring, summer? 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. Do I need to put the dead plants in the basement until the Spring? If you live in a cold climate, you may have trouble overwintering fall mums outside because they do not have time to establish themselves. I live in Southern Alabama, near Pensacola, Florida. 3.2 out of 5 stars 71. I would like to try to overwinter my hardy mums but would like your advice as to the best place. I live in South Dakota and the Black Hills and of course we have cold winters. We live in Connecticut and dug our mums up for the winter. Indoor varieties can be grown in the garden in 2 litre pots sunk in the ground then lifted to bring into the greenhouse, conservatory or sunny porch when the weather gets cold. Submitted by william b on October 9, 2014 - 10:22am, If I bought mums from the store in end of Sept and put them in the See our fungus gnats pest page to read more about dealing with them. I planted my little mum given to me on Mother's day. 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. John Peace Chrysanthemums supply only the finest quality plants, the stock we sell is the stock that I use for my own exhibits. I just learned a lot from reading this info!!! 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. 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