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How to Grow Mums- Planting-Fertilizing-Pinching-Transplanting

Nothing says Fall like Mums also called Chrysanthemum

Beautifully vibrant blooms form on cushions of mum plants usually in the fall months of the year.

When many plants being annual or perennial are wanting to go to bed , mums are just beginning to put on a show in your garden.

Mums come in array of colors and forms nowadays. They can grow to heights of 2-3 ft depending on the cultivar and the growing conditions and area.

Planting

Plant your mums in a sunny location in well drained soil . Mums can be planted either spring or fall months. Mums grow in zones 3-9 however make sure and buy the hardy mums especially for your zone area if you want them to come back every year. Some cultivars may vary so pay close attention to the type of mum you purchase.

Fertilizing

New planted mums can be fertilized every week if you choose. Established mums once a month . Do not fertilize after July.

Pinching

If you ever had trouble with your mums fall over or separating , one reason for this may be that they need pinched throughout the growing season. Pinching your mums 1-2 inches  is usually done at 3-4 week intervals up to the first week of July.. However there may be different requirements for certain cultivars.

Transplanting or Dividing

If you are noticing your mums overgrowing their space or getting crowded they need to be divided , usually around every 2-3 years is a good rule of thumb. Best time to do this is after they have bloomed during the fall season months.

General Care

Mums do not like to get dry ,especially newly planted mums, make sure you water them in your experiencing a dry spell in your area. This can be anytime Spring, Summer or Fall.

Mulching too is very important . Mums need to be mulched especially if you live in a cold climate. Do not cut back your mums after blooming the foliage will help protect the plant throughout the winter months, it aids in insulating the plants roots.

Another tip is Mums like good air circulation so try not to crowd when planting.

Oct 1, 2011 In full bud form

Few Days Later

More blossoms opening  just a few more days later

As you can see by these two bronze mums, they are changing in just a few days time

Perhaps my favorite color of Mums.

Here again the yellow mums, they are changing in just a few days time

Cushion blossoms and loaded with beauty!

Mums From Buds to Blooms

In Full Bloom Oct 13, 2011

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  • StarksBrothersHomes said:

    Wow, very informative! Awesome tips for homeowners as they are getting their landscaping ready for Fall.

  • Valerie Johnston said:

    Was planting spring bulbs today and planted mums over them. Was told to do this by my best friend. Is she sabotaging me? I’m a newbie to the ground planting.

  • tuffcatty said:

    awesome info Thank you !!!!

  • Lilly Martin said:

    great video now I know how to plant pam w. ohio

  • Ioup1000 said:

    Mum plant the mum video

  • Ioup1000 said:

    U only talk to one audience all in B-

  • Nancy Brown said:

    love the mums . I have the yellow and rust color . I have a problem with ants all over them . I am afraid they might hurt them ,any thing I can use that want hurt the flowers?

  • sarah ahmed said:

    what are they called

  • Trina Portnerh said:

    I got some mums the little boy next door throws his ball in the middle of my mums and broke the middle out how do I get the middle of my mums to grow back hopefully you can help me I would love to send you a picture so you could see what they look like they used to be nice and pretty now they look horrible and I don’t know what to do for them to make thepretty

  • Trina Portnerh said:

    when your mumm get broke will they grow back I got a neighbor boy who plays football and his football lands in my mumm and got him broke door there’s a hole in the middleof them

  • Barb Shutt said:

    beautiful

  • Terese aRobin said:

    when you replanted the trimmings…did you use any rooting hormone?

  • TheGinpero said:

    thanks very much for the wonderful info..

  • John Foley said:

    What will happen if I am starting from seed in mid July in New England?


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