In March take clumps from the ring about three inches in diameter and plant these out where you want your mums. Mums grow slowly over the summer.
Make sure that you plant your mums in well draining soil.
Do mums grow back every year. In many cases it is not the cold that kills mums but rather the ice that forms around the roots if theyre planted. If you plant them in the fall thats often too late because theyre putting energy into blooming not building roots. These overwintering mums can provide beautiful foliage in the spring and summer and gorgeous blooms in late summer and fall year.
And perhaps even better many varieties are hardy enough to come back year after year. Also try to get them in the ground 6 weeks before your first expected frost date that way the roots have time to get established. In areas with cold winters it is advisable to clip blooms off the plants and mulch thoroughly prior to the.
Newly purchased potted mums need to be kept consistently moist but not wet and in bright indirect light indoors. A Garden Story Mums. Mums are a tender perennial flower that can return yearly depending on where and when they are planted.
People just throw out the mums after autumn. If so the new shoots will form a ringcircle around the site of the original plant. With just a little winter care for mums these fall beauties can come back year after year.
If you plant mums in spring the plants have time to settle in and will return in. Place them in well-drained soil in a sunny spot. They do not like to dry outIf they have been in their pot awhile and allowed to dry out they have a hard time coming back from that.
The steps for wintering mums start when you plant them. Keep reading to learn more about how to winterize mums. Look for plants with lots of unopened buds to have blooms well into the fall season.
Here in Middle Tennessee Zone 67 we must plant them in the ground prior to the first week of October so they can get established and come back. It depends on when you get them in the ground. Every few years I need new mums to replace the old.
Although most treat Chrysanthemums simply as an autumn annual there are hardy varieties that can be grown as perennials. Otherwise they usually perish. Our experience with overwintering of florist mums is variable.
Of course you can always grow mums as annuals. They will grow back and your plant wont look dead in the middle Many people buy mums in the fall thinking the plants are annuals. Youll have more success when you plant hardy mums in spring after the last frost to give roots a chance to grow enough before the colder months.
They need at least five hours of full sun outdoors to stay healthy enough to. You wont get flowers until about September at least in northern latitudes. Just make sure the tags read Garden Mum and also they fit your USDA Zone which should be listed on the back of the pot tag.
Technically mums are perennials which means they do come back every year. Winter Care for Mums. Mums need to get their root systems established in time to survive winter.
If planted in late autumn however they generally do not survive and return in spring. Your best option for keeping those mums alive year-round is to choose potted mums that are hardy enough to be grown as perennials. Mums can be perennial and will come back the following year.
If they are in a very well-drained soil and its neither a soggy winter or a severe winter with very cold spells with no snow cover your mums may come back. If planted in the spring or summer they can establish good root structure and survive the winter. Do mums come back every year.
Even though youll start seeing mums in garden centers in late summer if you plant them at that time of year or later its unlikely theyll survive the winter. Though technically perennials mums are often grown as annuals owing to shallow root systems inclined to heave right out of the ground during winters freeze-thaw. They do provide wonderful fall color and work great at filling in empty spots where summer bloomers have faded.