Plant this mum in a sunny spot. The early to mid-spring is the best time to plant mums. Every month, check the dormant plant. In your area, it's best to wait until October or November to set Mums out in the garden so they last. If you plant, Do not cut back mums. Mums generally bloom for a period of 6 to 8 weeks. Stores are dumping the mums, which are already stressed, to salvage any money thye can. Submitted by Geraldine Calvo on September 8, 2015 - 4:28am. Submitted by Nickie on November 2, 2020 - 3:17pm. Water well and place in a protected area where it is totally dark and 32ºF to 50ºF. I follow the advice from a trusted nursery in my town. I have the opportunity to buy fall mums from a neighbor, but know nothing about mums. To my surprise it came back in full force, spread and bloomed huge blossoms in the Summer/Fall. Submitted by Bala on January 16, 2019 - 7:38am. Usually it takes about 2 weeks to see new green. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 2, 2013 - 4:53pm. They need to go dormant. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on January 6, 2014 - 12:12pm. Then, cut the plants back to 1 inch. Spring, summer? See our fungus gnats pest page to read more about dealing with them. I live in South Dakota and the Black Hills and of course we have cold winters. I'll plan them in for spring and give them my yard to grow in year after year! Illinois Zone 5 I planted them and within a week started to die. The plants are about 5 times bigger and have hundreds of tiny buds, much smaller buds than the original ones. Use those pots of blooming mums sold in the fall as annuals to replace summer annuals that are past their prime. Want to read more about mums? But what do we do about frost if it comes? If you live in a warmer climate, you may transplant any time of the year, provided there is no chance of frost. What are these and how can I get rid of them? When is a good time to replant the pinched/pruned buds off mums if you want to grow new plants? Hmm... What to do. You may find mum plants on the deep-discount table at garden centers and big boxes. Also, should I re-pot them in bigger pots? Pot them up in 4-6-inch pots filled with good potting soil. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 10, 2014 - 2:26pm. Should I just throw them away or is there a chance I could still plant them in the Spring? Water and put the pot in a protected area (example: garage, cold frame). Mums are even-light bloomers, meaning they bloom when the days and nights are even in length. If so, deadhead all flowers after they brown so that plants will bloom again in autumn. In late summer when other plants call it quits, mums hit their stride. Not allowed.) 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. Wait until next April-May and buy smal plants at garden centesr, which carry them early in the season. Submitted by Weebea on October 10, 2013 - 8:27am. winter is not that Cold here. Submitted by pann1221 on April 14, 2014 - 12:37pm. We never get extremely cold, but winters do vary. East or west exposure is the best. Add some compost and/or aged manure to the soil in the spring. They often sell mum transplants in six-paks in May and early June. Glad that you are a reader of my blog. No flowers but lost of green. Thanks so much. Submitted by Kathy Frankford on June 18, 2013 - 11:15am. Hi, I live in Hawaii where the temperatures range in the 70's and 80's. My mom also planted mums several years ago and they come back every year and bloom beautifully. Both types come from the same original parent, a golden-yellow daisy-like mum from China. The best way to remedy this problem is to transplant your newly purchased mums into a larger pot. If growing the plant in a pot, simple tip the pot sideways and gently ease out the root ball. Space the holes about 18 to 24 inches (45 to 50 cm) apart to make sure the flowers have room to grow without getting tangled up. 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. Should new growth have shown up by now? Now, I've read these plants can get 3ft tall the second year and I've planted it in the front of my flower bed where it's hiding other plants. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 10, 2013 - 2:06pm. Water thoroughly after planting. Submitted by robert desautels on October 12, 2014 - 1:39pm, I live in new England state rhode island to be exact zone 6A,im getting conflicting answers on what to do with my potted mums for the winter,,plant in ground now in October,or not to plant in ground ? I have planted asters instead but do not find the same color choices available. Submitted by Jim Garreau on December 14, 2014 - 12:33pm. Water the soil. Spring is the best time. Submitted by The Editors on August 15, 2016 - 1:27pm. Otherwise, enjoy the show. I found this site helpful. Do I plant now or keep them in garage? Yes, mum plants do grow huge! Cut back plants after they are done blooming. By 12pm today, ALL the flowers look sad and are looking at the ground! Or better, maybe: Ask your neighbor if he’ll make you the same deal for plants after the last spring frost next year. The buds may grow bigger and you'll have a nice display of blooms come fall. Divide perennials in the spring after the last hard frost and after you see new growth starting. Submitted by Robin Sweetser on October 25, 2017 - 3:21pm. Could you pls help me to Save this plant. Amend and work the soil if needed before transplanting your mums into the ground. Will mum like to be in a deep pot on the porch with the morning sun? And when gardeners try to transplant these mums into the ground late in the season, chances are they won't make it through winter and become perennial. 3 Answers. However, also being unaware of where they should be planted, they don't have enough room now where they are. Submitted by Brenda Filippi on October 22, 2014 - 9:59am. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 1, 2013 - 1:14pm. They are already in full bloom with beautiful autumn jewel-hued colors to decorate your house, along with autumn wreaths and gourds. Submitted by komodo on May 21, 2015 - 1:59pm. Soluble fertilizers (20-20-20 or 15-15-15) can be mixed into water and fed to the mums about twice a month. Plant them? I bought an awesome mum in late September that I want to plant and I see that you suggest to put it in a basement or cool closet until spring. Store them in a cold basement or cool dark closet. Love your blog! Dig a hole twice the size of the existing root ball. I'm seeking advice on how to keep my hardy mums for next year. 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. Learn How to Get This Beloved Fall Flower to Survive Winter. The steps are the same as shown here with hydrangea cuttings. Thank you so much! I think it is too late to plant right? This should be after the threat of freezing is over but … You can cut off the dead and dying flowers, but leave the foliage to insulation the roots. Both ways have worked fine and year after year I have returning show of rainbows of mums. Porch. :), Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 30, 2014 - 3:28pm. I just learned a lot from reading this info!!! This gives them time to become established and survive the winters. First - mums are hardy so you have a lot of flexibility with this plant. 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. I was told my mums would bloom again if I planted them in my yard late in October. It’s ideal to plant your mums at least 6-8 weeks before fall frosts to allow time for roots to establish. Fill the bottom of your container with good quality potting soil. We put a layer of mulch down after planting. Aug 31, 2016 - How to Divide & Transplant Mums. But if you're in Louisiana they would probably survive Winter . Do I cut it down for winter and cover it? If so, what should I use? Using a sharp, sterilized knife, cut out and discard any portion of the chrysanthemum plant that's dead; then cut the remainder of the plant into sections. dahlias.jpg. I currently have 2 pots that are blooming, probably for their last year. Below about theirs thriving and coming back big! Good article, makes sense. You may be watering too much. Mums also do best in well-drained soil. Favorite Answer. Mulch the plants thickly with shredded leaves or straw. ?what are your thoughts Doreen?? Fertilize monthly. Is it the ph level in the soil? Submitted by Gerri Johnston on September 30, 2013 - 12:40pm. This year for the first time I began to grow chrysanthemums wintering in the ground, I bought 22 varieties. Submitted by Betsy Sackheim on September 9, 2014 - 5:09pm. Take a new, green cutting with several sets of leaves, cutting just below a set of leaves.