Sasha Degnan is a freelance writer and educator specializing in gardening and horticulture. ps: i was determined not to lose these this year after losing the 3 gorgeous ones i planted last fall - now i know why they didn't make it - agree with the other posters re:seeing them in spring but they're so pretty i am going to look for them in the six packs this coming spring to get a jump on next fall's crop! I will do that. Will mum like to be in a deep pot on the porch with the morning sun? Do I need to put the dead plants in the basement until the Spring? It will be a madness of yellow if they all bloom before the frost. It was tiny but now in early October, it is gigantic and has hundred of tiny buds on it. However, I will. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 19, 2013 - 8:37pm. I know these plants bloom in fall - but when should I start seeing signs of life in the plant if it survived? Wait a bit. Submitted by Robin Sweetser on October 25, 2017 - 3:21pm. Many gardeners toss them out when they're finished blooming, but chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), better known as mums, are perennials that can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Don't be surprised if the mum plants bloom again in Spring. 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. They will be in the garage over the winter. Hi, Pat, It sounds like you got lucky. You could try keeping your mums in their pots until it frosts and they turn brown. Beautiful, Submitted by Missie T. on September 14, 2015 - 5:21pm. I deadhead them as often as I can. They probably will make it. You can plant them after they finish blooming. North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension warns that handling chrysanthemums can cause severe skin irritation, so wear gloves when working with them. I want to plant some mums in my flower beds. It would seem like you could plant them now. I'm hoping they will develop and open up into flowers. I buy potted mums every year when they come out around end of September early October. Spring is the best time to divide mums; just wait until the danger of frost has passed and new leaf growth appears before lifting them from the ground. After cutting my last bloom, they are all now blooming again. I bought a pot and left it the same way. Submitted by Vivian Williams on August 5, 2014 - 10:36pm. If I plant mums now will they survive the winter? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 15, 2014 - 4:21pm. Submitted by The Editors on November 20, 2020 - 12:19pm. When clumps grow too large, divide them in late fall or early spring, and replant. What about other perennial plants in pots, like if you my from the garden center, and they never got planted BUT still alive. 2 is expected. I want to buy everything and plant! Submitted by Michelle Donati on March 7, 2015 - 7:06pm. 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. We replanted them in the spring but they all still look dead. I live about 120 miles north of you, and I have not seen any green growth on my mums, which are planted outdoors. I like having all these reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall, which is why I also get sucked into buying them. Water the soil. 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. That's where I overwinter most of my potted plants. If not, not a big loss. See our fungus gnats pest page to read more about dealing with them. Be sure to water plants well before storage and then water every month to keep roots alive. I think i will also cover them with a frost protection wrap as well. No, you don't have to dig them up. It takes even days and nights to trigger flower bud formation, and in southern latitudes such as yours, plants will do so. I live in New Hampshire, Zone 5A. Replant as soon as possible in a loose, well- drained, organic soil. 3 Answers. Step 2. More Galleries of Transplanting Mums :. Trim continuously starting now but not beyond July 4th? Submitted by The Editors on August 25, 2015 - 3:56pm. 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? When should I plant my bloomed mums? Prepare a growing site that receives at least six hours of sunlight each day with soil that drains well, or fill a large pot with good-quality potting soil. Thank You! This should be after the threat of freezing is over but … I bought garden mums in November and have had them in the house until now (mid-December). You can dig them up and see if there is any growth showing from the roots. If I take care of my recently purchased potted mums in the basement as you suggest, and plant them in the spring, when will they bloom? Hmm... What to do. You can plant the mums in the ground or you can repot them if they seem potbound. ), Submitted by Pat Pope on August 5, 2016 - 5:28pm. I'd put the pots in the garage and water them monthly to keep roots hydrated. To my surprise it came back in full force, spread and bloomed huge blossoms in the Summer/Fall. I planted my mums bought from them in November and left them until they started to brown, cut them back to about 4" and mulched. The pot seems root bound but if I keep water the mums as you have suggested , and keep them in garage over the winter,can I expect to be able to plant them in the spring? But now that they are blooming again, should I wait to put them away in the garage when frost first appears on the ground? Good article, makes sense. 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. Be sure to add 4 to 6 inches of mulch after the ground has frozen for more protection. Submitted by joe bowers on September 11, 2014 - 10:53am. Every month, check the dormant plant. Google LSU AG Center. Cut the mums back and add a heavy layer of mulch to the pots, then put them in the shed. Submitted by The Editors on November 2, 2016 - 1:05pm. It's hard to resist pots of garden mums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium or Dendranthema x grandiflorum) loaded with colorful blossoms. I do not have either of those but was wondering if my garage is an ok place, or is it too cold. thank you in advance. You can bring them inside for the winter, and plant next spring. I live in Piedmont NC. Mow that I have read all your blog posts I'm thinking all the hard work will have been for nothing. Mums also do best in well-drained soil. Sometimes, to keep a mum plant longer, you may want to repot it. But if you're in Louisiana they would probably survive Winter . We have about 1-2 inches now. Am I supposed to cut these down to 4 inches? Dig a hole twice the size of the existing root ball. They are already 6-7 inches tall, so I pinched them yesterday evening. Plant them in beds or borders in the early spring or fall as perennials. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . Plant them? Could you pls help me to Save this plant. Submitted by Maureen Tegmeier on September 5, 2013 - 9:09pm. An Iowa State University study found that unpruned plants survive at much lower temperatures than those that were pruned. Hi Paula, I am writing this on September 19, 2018, and these mums are still hardy and getting ready to bloom. Submitted by MaryAnn on October 10, 2016 - 1:30pm. Thank you! now I am afraid they will die planting them this late after reading all the info on mums. I will be purchasing them from the store in pots. Wait until the soil in the pot is dry 1/2 inch under the surface. 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. Mums aren't even out in any garden centers here yet. DO NOT cut back the foliage. Usually, mums bloom in fall. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the propagation and care of plants.. Thanks. (Be sure to buy mums with lots of unopened buds so that they last longer into the fall season.). That sounds like a good plan. I just learned a lot from reading this info!!! Submitted by HOT lady on September 8, 2011 - 8:08am. Is it ok to plant my mums now in the ground? Transplanting Mums: Depending on what zone you live in, you should transplant your mums only in the spring. You never know what surprises Mother Nature brinsg. Place the plant in the hole and fill with garden soil and existing soil. It should be well after the last frost. Submitted by The Editors on October 18, 2016 - 11:52am. I found this site helpful. Cut off the dead stems and leaves when you see the first green shoots in spring. They prefer well-draining, fertile and moist soil, in addition to full sunlight. But, I'm betting it's too much water. Watering the chrysanthemum plant the night before dividing it prepares it for the division process by hydrating its roots and making the whole plant more resilient. I will drive up there and have a look. Can I prevent it? Submitted by Vicky Fountain on September 21, 2013 - 6:45pm. Measure out a few inches around the chrysanthemum and dig down with a shovel to lift the root ball from the ground intact. Want to read more about mums? Not allowed.) The steps are the same as shown here with hydrangea cuttings. We planted it on the south side of the house and it thrived. The mums are outside in our front landscaping. The following are extra-hardy mums. Relevance. Gardeners in northern states where temperatures regularly dip below zero can lose even spring-planted hardy mums to winter. I live in an apartment in San Diego and recently purchased mums and have them in pots. They will likely be root-bound in the pot from the garden center. Submitted by The Editors on October 11, 2016 - 9:29pm. Doreen- I live in zone 6 at a 750 elevation in the Blue Ridge Mts of VA. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. However, also being unaware of where they should be planted, they don't have enough room now where they are. People start pointing at me and make avoid-the-crazy-woman sounds to their children and spouses. They can be transplanted from pots to the ground in early spring after the first frost, giving them time to develop a full root system, or in the fall before the first frost. They were perfect for the space last year but have outgrown the space this year. Here's an article on how to take chrysanthemum cuttings: www.sarahraven.com/articles/how_to_take_chrysanthemum_cuttings.htm Many gardeners toss them out when they're finished blooming, but chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), better known as mums, are perennials that can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on April 15, 2014 - 8:40pm. thank you. Thye are abotu 2 weeks old since in the ground and ihave fertilized them? You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. They are white in bloom and then move into pink and then purple. Once a flower is in full bloom, it’s actually past its peak and declining. By the way, my sister lives in Morris/Coal City.! Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 15, 2014 - 4:24pm. Mums are becoming more available in spring at garden centers, large home centers, etc. In colder climates you need to store the mums in a dark cool place over the winter months. Here’s how to keep your mums alive through winter! This is a project in a small park around a flag for our church boy's Rangers Program. Submitted by Laura on May 16, 2017 - 8:38pm. Thanks for info. Don't try to plant the mums! In the early spring, you can plant the mums in the ground. If these plants are put in the ground from August on, most won’t make it through the winter in areas where temperatures dip into the single digits. This is normal and happens when the mum is aging. Submitted by The Editors on August 21, 2013 - 4:15pm. Pick a spot with full sun and soil with good drainage. Submitted by Geraldine Calvo on September 8, 2015 - 4:28am. Submitted by Betty Easson on August 21, 2013 - 8:45am. We hope this helps! If the leaves are still green, it means that they are making food for the plant, which helps the plant to survive the winter.) In your area, it's best to wait until October or November to set Mums out in the garden so they last. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 10, 2014 - 2:27pm. The early to mid-spring is the best time to plant mums. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Is it easily re-planted in a better location? Store them? Leave a gap between the base of the stems and the layer of mulch to let moisture evaporate from the soil. Wait until next April-May and buy smal plants at garden centesr, which carry them early in the season. I'm afraid you need to think of mums as a short-term investment, similar to cut flowers. It prefers slightly acid soil (pH 6.5) but will adjust to most garden soil. Submitted by Elodia Mercier on August 24, 2015 - 11:38am. Basement is never dark. I think your article was only meant for northern states, right? How much do I Prune back and when, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 30, 2014 - 3:33pm. Tuck the mums in beds, borders or planters to keep the color coming until frost. In spring, you can prune out the dead leaves before the new ones start to develop. Division is one of the best propagation methods for all varieties of chrysanthemums, because the new plant will be just the same as the original plant. Check out our Growing Guide for Chrysanthemums for growing and care tips. 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. Today's hybrids in both categories are the results of endless crosses between several species from China and Japan. Found out mail order are 3 inch pots and after having an inkling they wouldn't have time to puts roots down for winter, realized I should have planted them earlier too!! Mums also do best in well-drained soil. Are mums generally available at garden centers in the spring? Some only make it one more season, some make it 2, but some actually bloom a third time. The best way to remedy this problem is to transplant your newly purchased mums into a larger pot. Transplant any potted mums in spring after frost danger has passed or in fall six weeks before the first expected freeze. Whirlpool Wfg320m0bs Specs, Char-broil Advantage 4-burner Gas Grill, Walmart Red Oval Farms Oatmeal Cookies, Why Are My Basil Leaves So Small, Store Manager Performance Review Sample, Nestle Toll House Simply Delicious Semi-sweet Baking Chips, What Is The Main Advantage Of Using Dhcp?, " />Sasha Degnan is a freelance writer and educator specializing in gardening and horticulture. ps: i was determined not to lose these this year after losing the 3 gorgeous ones i planted last fall - now i know why they didn't make it - agree with the other posters re:seeing them in spring but they're so pretty i am going to look for them in the six packs this coming spring to get a jump on next fall's crop! I will do that. Will mum like to be in a deep pot on the porch with the morning sun? Do I need to put the dead plants in the basement until the Spring? It will be a madness of yellow if they all bloom before the frost. It was tiny but now in early October, it is gigantic and has hundred of tiny buds on it. However, I will. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 19, 2013 - 8:37pm. I know these plants bloom in fall - but when should I start seeing signs of life in the plant if it survived? Wait a bit. Submitted by Robin Sweetser on October 25, 2017 - 3:21pm. Many gardeners toss them out when they're finished blooming, but chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), better known as mums, are perennials that can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Don't be surprised if the mum plants bloom again in Spring. 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. They will be in the garage over the winter. Hi, Pat, It sounds like you got lucky. You could try keeping your mums in their pots until it frosts and they turn brown. Beautiful, Submitted by Missie T. on September 14, 2015 - 5:21pm. I deadhead them as often as I can. They probably will make it. You can plant them after they finish blooming. North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension warns that handling chrysanthemums can cause severe skin irritation, so wear gloves when working with them. I want to plant some mums in my flower beds. It would seem like you could plant them now. I'm hoping they will develop and open up into flowers. I buy potted mums every year when they come out around end of September early October. Spring is the best time to divide mums; just wait until the danger of frost has passed and new leaf growth appears before lifting them from the ground. After cutting my last bloom, they are all now blooming again. I bought a pot and left it the same way. Submitted by Vivian Williams on August 5, 2014 - 10:36pm. If I plant mums now will they survive the winter? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 15, 2014 - 4:21pm. Submitted by The Editors on November 20, 2020 - 12:19pm. When clumps grow too large, divide them in late fall or early spring, and replant. What about other perennial plants in pots, like if you my from the garden center, and they never got planted BUT still alive. 2 is expected. I want to buy everything and plant! Submitted by Michelle Donati on March 7, 2015 - 7:06pm. 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. We replanted them in the spring but they all still look dead. I live about 120 miles north of you, and I have not seen any green growth on my mums, which are planted outdoors. I like having all these reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall, which is why I also get sucked into buying them. Water the soil. 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. That's where I overwinter most of my potted plants. If not, not a big loss. See our fungus gnats pest page to read more about dealing with them. Be sure to water plants well before storage and then water every month to keep roots alive. I think i will also cover them with a frost protection wrap as well. No, you don't have to dig them up. It takes even days and nights to trigger flower bud formation, and in southern latitudes such as yours, plants will do so. I live in New Hampshire, Zone 5A. Replant as soon as possible in a loose, well- drained, organic soil. 3 Answers. Step 2. More Galleries of Transplanting Mums :. Trim continuously starting now but not beyond July 4th? Submitted by The Editors on August 25, 2015 - 3:56pm. 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? When should I plant my bloomed mums? Prepare a growing site that receives at least six hours of sunlight each day with soil that drains well, or fill a large pot with good-quality potting soil. Thank You! This should be after the threat of freezing is over but … I bought garden mums in November and have had them in the house until now (mid-December). You can dig them up and see if there is any growth showing from the roots. If I take care of my recently purchased potted mums in the basement as you suggest, and plant them in the spring, when will they bloom? Hmm... What to do. You can plant the mums in the ground or you can repot them if they seem potbound. ), Submitted by Pat Pope on August 5, 2016 - 5:28pm. I'd put the pots in the garage and water them monthly to keep roots hydrated. To my surprise it came back in full force, spread and bloomed huge blossoms in the Summer/Fall. I planted my mums bought from them in November and left them until they started to brown, cut them back to about 4" and mulched. The pot seems root bound but if I keep water the mums as you have suggested , and keep them in garage over the winter,can I expect to be able to plant them in the spring? But now that they are blooming again, should I wait to put them away in the garage when frost first appears on the ground? Good article, makes sense. 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. Be sure to add 4 to 6 inches of mulch after the ground has frozen for more protection. Submitted by joe bowers on September 11, 2014 - 10:53am. Every month, check the dormant plant. Google LSU AG Center. Cut the mums back and add a heavy layer of mulch to the pots, then put them in the shed. Submitted by The Editors on November 2, 2016 - 1:05pm. It's hard to resist pots of garden mums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium or Dendranthema x grandiflorum) loaded with colorful blossoms. I do not have either of those but was wondering if my garage is an ok place, or is it too cold. thank you in advance. You can bring them inside for the winter, and plant next spring. I live in Piedmont NC. Mow that I have read all your blog posts I'm thinking all the hard work will have been for nothing. Mums also do best in well-drained soil. Sometimes, to keep a mum plant longer, you may want to repot it. But if you're in Louisiana they would probably survive Winter . We have about 1-2 inches now. Am I supposed to cut these down to 4 inches? Dig a hole twice the size of the existing root ball. They are already 6-7 inches tall, so I pinched them yesterday evening. Plant them in beds or borders in the early spring or fall as perennials. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . Plant them? Could you pls help me to Save this plant. Submitted by Maureen Tegmeier on September 5, 2013 - 9:09pm. An Iowa State University study found that unpruned plants survive at much lower temperatures than those that were pruned. Hi Paula, I am writing this on September 19, 2018, and these mums are still hardy and getting ready to bloom. Submitted by MaryAnn on October 10, 2016 - 1:30pm. Thank you! now I am afraid they will die planting them this late after reading all the info on mums. I will be purchasing them from the store in pots. Wait until the soil in the pot is dry 1/2 inch under the surface. 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. Mums aren't even out in any garden centers here yet. DO NOT cut back the foliage. Usually, mums bloom in fall. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the propagation and care of plants.. Thanks. (Be sure to buy mums with lots of unopened buds so that they last longer into the fall season.). That sounds like a good plan. I just learned a lot from reading this info!!! Submitted by HOT lady on September 8, 2011 - 8:08am. Is it ok to plant my mums now in the ground? Transplanting Mums: Depending on what zone you live in, you should transplant your mums only in the spring. You never know what surprises Mother Nature brinsg. Place the plant in the hole and fill with garden soil and existing soil. It should be well after the last frost. Submitted by The Editors on October 18, 2016 - 11:52am. I found this site helpful. Cut off the dead stems and leaves when you see the first green shoots in spring. They prefer well-draining, fertile and moist soil, in addition to full sunlight. But, I'm betting it's too much water. Watering the chrysanthemum plant the night before dividing it prepares it for the division process by hydrating its roots and making the whole plant more resilient. I will drive up there and have a look. Can I prevent it? Submitted by Vicky Fountain on September 21, 2013 - 6:45pm. Measure out a few inches around the chrysanthemum and dig down with a shovel to lift the root ball from the ground intact. Want to read more about mums? Not allowed.) The steps are the same as shown here with hydrangea cuttings. We planted it on the south side of the house and it thrived. The mums are outside in our front landscaping. The following are extra-hardy mums. Relevance. Gardeners in northern states where temperatures regularly dip below zero can lose even spring-planted hardy mums to winter. I live in an apartment in San Diego and recently purchased mums and have them in pots. They will likely be root-bound in the pot from the garden center. Submitted by The Editors on October 11, 2016 - 9:29pm. Doreen- I live in zone 6 at a 750 elevation in the Blue Ridge Mts of VA. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. However, also being unaware of where they should be planted, they don't have enough room now where they are. People start pointing at me and make avoid-the-crazy-woman sounds to their children and spouses. They can be transplanted from pots to the ground in early spring after the first frost, giving them time to develop a full root system, or in the fall before the first frost. They were perfect for the space last year but have outgrown the space this year. Here's an article on how to take chrysanthemum cuttings: www.sarahraven.com/articles/how_to_take_chrysanthemum_cuttings.htm Many gardeners toss them out when they're finished blooming, but chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), better known as mums, are perennials that can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on April 15, 2014 - 8:40pm. thank you. Thye are abotu 2 weeks old since in the ground and ihave fertilized them? You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. They are white in bloom and then move into pink and then purple. Once a flower is in full bloom, it’s actually past its peak and declining. By the way, my sister lives in Morris/Coal City.! Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 15, 2014 - 4:24pm. Mums are becoming more available in spring at garden centers, large home centers, etc. In colder climates you need to store the mums in a dark cool place over the winter months. Here’s how to keep your mums alive through winter! This is a project in a small park around a flag for our church boy's Rangers Program. Submitted by Laura on May 16, 2017 - 8:38pm. Thanks for info. Don't try to plant the mums! In the early spring, you can plant the mums in the ground. If these plants are put in the ground from August on, most won’t make it through the winter in areas where temperatures dip into the single digits. This is normal and happens when the mum is aging. Submitted by The Editors on August 21, 2013 - 4:15pm. Pick a spot with full sun and soil with good drainage. Submitted by Geraldine Calvo on September 8, 2015 - 4:28am. Submitted by Betty Easson on August 21, 2013 - 8:45am. We hope this helps! If the leaves are still green, it means that they are making food for the plant, which helps the plant to survive the winter.) In your area, it's best to wait until October or November to set Mums out in the garden so they last. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 10, 2014 - 2:27pm. The early to mid-spring is the best time to plant mums. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Is it easily re-planted in a better location? Store them? Leave a gap between the base of the stems and the layer of mulch to let moisture evaporate from the soil. Wait until next April-May and buy smal plants at garden centesr, which carry them early in the season. I'm afraid you need to think of mums as a short-term investment, similar to cut flowers. It prefers slightly acid soil (pH 6.5) but will adjust to most garden soil. Submitted by Elodia Mercier on August 24, 2015 - 11:38am. Basement is never dark. I think your article was only meant for northern states, right? How much do I Prune back and when, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 30, 2014 - 3:33pm. Tuck the mums in beds, borders or planters to keep the color coming until frost. In spring, you can prune out the dead leaves before the new ones start to develop. Division is one of the best propagation methods for all varieties of chrysanthemums, because the new plant will be just the same as the original plant. Check out our Growing Guide for Chrysanthemums for growing and care tips. 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. Today's hybrids in both categories are the results of endless crosses between several species from China and Japan. Found out mail order are 3 inch pots and after having an inkling they wouldn't have time to puts roots down for winter, realized I should have planted them earlier too!! Mums also do best in well-drained soil. Are mums generally available at garden centers in the spring? Some only make it one more season, some make it 2, but some actually bloom a third time. The best way to remedy this problem is to transplant your newly purchased mums into a larger pot. Transplant any potted mums in spring after frost danger has passed or in fall six weeks before the first expected freeze. Whirlpool Wfg320m0bs Specs, Char-broil Advantage 4-burner Gas Grill, Walmart Red Oval Farms Oatmeal Cookies, Why Are My Basil Leaves So Small, Store Manager Performance Review Sample, Nestle Toll House Simply Delicious Semi-sweet Baking Chips, What Is The Main Advantage Of Using Dhcp?, " />

when to transplant mums

Read above and, if you really feel strongly about buying now, consider overwintering the plants in pots as explained above. I've read so many conflicting things. Temperature Tolerances for Gerbera Daisies, University of California Marin Master Gardeners, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension, North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension Service: Chrysanthemum x morfolia, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Garden Chrysanthemum, Clemson Cooperative Extension: Dividing Perennials. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on January 6, 2014 - 12:12pm. Remove the dead flowers again and wait for a second flower show in autumn! I too agree about this "FALL MUM" thing....Why don't we see more mums in the spring???????? Remove lower leaves, keep top leaves. Prepare a location with full sun and well-drained soil by digging in a 2-inch layer of compost to a depth of about a foot. Usually it takes about 2 weeks to see new green. From there, we went to their growing advice page (http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/garden-chrysanth...), 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. You may be watering too much. Garage and plant in late April? Submitted by Julibob on October 21, 2013 - 7:45pm, Can you winter over other perennials in store bought pots? Don't wait too long to break up and transplant dahlias. Mums are the spectacle of fall. Hi, I just bought some beautiful mums yesterday and planted them today. Signs that a chrysanthemum plant needs division include dead patches of growth at the center of the plant and an overall decrease in blooming and foliage growth. Thank you, Submitted by Julibob on October 21, 2013 - 7:39pm. In late spring and early summer, pick off dead and fading flowers to encourage more growth. Mums are even-light bloomers, meaning they bloom when the days and nights are even in length. Both ways have worked fine and year after year I have returning show of rainbows of mums. Spring is the best time. When it comes to mums, we buy fresh starter plants from the local nurseries each year. Favorite Answer. Thanks a bunch. I replanted a mum from a pot into the ground in December. Submitted by Lesley Kordella on October 3, 2013 - 7:45am. Submitted by Mike Rose on September 18, 2018 - 8:11pm. It’s ideal to plant your mums at least 6-8 weeks before fall frosts to allow time for roots to establish. If you plant, Do not cut back mums. Submitted by peggy anderson on October 29, 2016 - 10:03am. What do I need to do to make them become white again? It was blooming when given to me and I had let the plant dry out quite a bit, by accident. Dig a hole twice the size of the existing root ball. Divide perennials in the spring after the last hard frost and after you see new growth starting. Submitted by Merle Van Gieson on September 18, 2014 - 2:27pm. Either transplant now or wait till it they finish blooming. Want to give your mum her best shot at overwintering? I am putting it in my front porch when should I transplant it into bigger pot? August19,1998 Our Mums have expanded greatly we need to know how to divide and replant and when to do this. Buffalo, New York, so yes, it gets cold. can i just insulate with the newspapers and that will be good do you think? I planted my Mum plant on mother's day and now it is late August and it has tripled in size. I planted 6 mums last fall per instructions on the container (just getting into gardening and not realizing they should he planted in spring). I was going to cut them down to about 6 inches, put them on newspaper in my garage, and cover them with newspapers on top in a dark area while keeping them watered about once a week until I can plant them in the ground come spring. We had a very cold winter for this area (most days out of school anyone ever seems to remember) somehow 2 of these boogers survived and are now about triple the size they were last year. Dig entire clumps and separate the plants with a sharp, clean knife or spade. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 6, 2014 - 8:37pm. I never attempted mums in the ground for the reasons stated in the article. My mom also planted mums several years ago and they come back every year and bloom beautifully. (The answer is no.) Then I slap myself on the forehead, take a deep breath and cry “You should have planted these in May!”. I have planted asters instead but do not find the same color choices available. It's too late to plant them in the ground. Submitted by lkens on November 10, 2014 - 9:28am. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 10, 2013 - 2:06pm. After they open and the flowers fade near the end of the month, I leave them outside until the first big frost. Oct 4, 2016 - How to Divide & Transplant Mums. I just purchased 5 mums in pots from home depot can I leave them in their pots in direct sunlight? Plant mums with tight flower buds so they last longer. Potted mums from the florist or grocery store, as well as exotic types (like huge Football chrysanthemums, delicate Spiders, and Spoons), don’t survive cold winters either and are not good choices for landscapes. However, repotting chrysanthemums is timed differently because their blooming period is different than most plants. I had a beautiful, yellow, potted mum. Submitted by Cait on August 6, 2014 - 1:05pm. Leave the foliage on the plants until spring. I do nothing special to these mums except basic care of watering and mulching...have no idea why they have lived so long other than they know they are loved! There are lots and lots of tiny tiny flies that accumulate on the nearest window. THANKS!!! 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. In the winter, cut your mums nearly to the ground to protect them from frost. Should I just throw them away or is there a chance I could still plant them in the Spring? Both types come from the same original parent, a golden-yellow daisy-like mum from China. Thanks, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 20, 2013 - 4:06pm. Water pots every 2-3 weeks to keep roots hydrated. Is it safe to say that when I see them in the garden centers, I can buy the mature, flowering mums and plant them? If rain has been sparse, irrigate the mums with 1 inch of water the day before dividing them so they are thoroughly hydrated. You can cut off the dead and dying flowers, but leave the foliage to insulation the roots. Submitted by Kay on September 19, 2018 - 8:42am. But low and behold, they sent them to me now. Submitted by Reen52 on August 27, 2013 - 5:49pm. This helps to insulate roots. Dig a planting hole for each potted mum that is the same depth as the pot and 1 1/2 times as wide. The University of California Marin Master Gardeners recommend pruning back the plant before dividing it to help the divisions put their energy toward root production rather than flowering. Submitted by The Editors on May 17, 2017 - 9:45am, We enjoy learning new things; thanks for this question. Would I take the mums out of their pots if stored in the shed? Thank you for this article. 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. We live in northern Kentucky by Cincinnati. I live in Kansas. I want to invest and not lose pretty mail order varieties as the ones in the store re just blah and a round bush. You can usually get a second bloom though it won't be as full as the first. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 1, 2013 - 1:14pm. They are great planted in your beds or in pots. When is a good time to replant the pinched/pruned buds off mums if you want to grow new plants? If heat builds up in the garage, vent it. Put the pot in your basement or unheated shed on top of some magazines or newspapers. I guess the best thing to do now is heavily mulch these babies & Pray. So, here’s our advice: The risk of plants in pots is that their roots freeze. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on March 29, 2014 - 8:41pm. Moreover, the divisions are ready to transplant immediately. I live in Southeast Ohio. They came back this spring with a vengeance! I actually planted 4 or 5 mums at the end of the season last year and they all survived the cold Ohio winter. 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. Surround the plant with newspapers and place newspapers below the pot. Plan to leave them in the pots. Should we add more mulch at some point? Submitted by Pam Coley on September 8, 2011 - 11:53am. Don't cut the foliage or even the dead flowers. I have read that planting mums in the fall is not a wise thing to do. 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. Hi. 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. 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. lol, Submitted by Sheilah Perry-R... on September 19, 2018 - 8:50am. I didn't think it would survive, but I put it in the ground. May 22, 2018 - How to Transplant Garden Mums From Pots Into the Ground. Every 2 to 4 weeks, pinch again. Provide 1 inch of water each week during the growing season. You can also divide plants in half to get more plants. I live in WV and I’ve been others comments thank you for the valuable information. Thanks so much. Mums are the spectacle of fall. Transplant the chrysanthemums to a new, larger container once you bring them home. Growing Chrysanthemum Flowers: How To Care For Mums. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 8, 2011 - 4:15pm. So much so, that there is three of them in an 11 x 16 envelope. Spring is the best time to divide mums; just wait until the danger of frost has passed and new leaf growth appears before lifting them from the ground. 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. If this is the case, why are there very few mum plants available in the spring? That's why they're cheap. Many gardeners toss them out when they're finished blooming, but chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), better known as mums, are perennials that can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Although the process is simple, you must do it at the right time of year to ensure success. Also, should I re-pot them in bigger pots? Late summer and early fall is the time to plant, divide, and transplant many different perennials, shrubs, and trees including spring flowering perennials. Or at what point should I plant them for best chance of blooming again next fall and not dying. They require little maintenance and grow best in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 5 through 9. Lamahewa on October 2, 2013 - 7:00pm, I bought a beautiful Mum about two weeks back & yes I went mad when I saw the beautiful fuller looking plants. I'm seeking advice on how to keep my hardy mums for next year. In the summer, focus chrysanthemum care on providing enough moisture, both through watering and applying mulch. They can be transplanted from pots to the ground in early spring … By the way, I'm in northeast Mississippi. I need help.It is October 21 here,so if I bring them home what do I do.I have a heated garage. Sasha Degnan is a freelance writer and educator specializing in gardening and horticulture. ps: i was determined not to lose these this year after losing the 3 gorgeous ones i planted last fall - now i know why they didn't make it - agree with the other posters re:seeing them in spring but they're so pretty i am going to look for them in the six packs this coming spring to get a jump on next fall's crop! I will do that. Will mum like to be in a deep pot on the porch with the morning sun? Do I need to put the dead plants in the basement until the Spring? It will be a madness of yellow if they all bloom before the frost. It was tiny but now in early October, it is gigantic and has hundred of tiny buds on it. However, I will. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 19, 2013 - 8:37pm. I know these plants bloom in fall - but when should I start seeing signs of life in the plant if it survived? Wait a bit. Submitted by Robin Sweetser on October 25, 2017 - 3:21pm. Many gardeners toss them out when they're finished blooming, but chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), better known as mums, are perennials that can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Don't be surprised if the mum plants bloom again in Spring. 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. They will be in the garage over the winter. Hi, Pat, It sounds like you got lucky. You could try keeping your mums in their pots until it frosts and they turn brown. Beautiful, Submitted by Missie T. on September 14, 2015 - 5:21pm. I deadhead them as often as I can. They probably will make it. You can plant them after they finish blooming. North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension warns that handling chrysanthemums can cause severe skin irritation, so wear gloves when working with them. I want to plant some mums in my flower beds. It would seem like you could plant them now. I'm hoping they will develop and open up into flowers. I buy potted mums every year when they come out around end of September early October. Spring is the best time to divide mums; just wait until the danger of frost has passed and new leaf growth appears before lifting them from the ground. After cutting my last bloom, they are all now blooming again. I bought a pot and left it the same way. Submitted by Vivian Williams on August 5, 2014 - 10:36pm. If I plant mums now will they survive the winter? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 15, 2014 - 4:21pm. Submitted by The Editors on November 20, 2020 - 12:19pm. When clumps grow too large, divide them in late fall or early spring, and replant. What about other perennial plants in pots, like if you my from the garden center, and they never got planted BUT still alive. 2 is expected. I want to buy everything and plant! Submitted by Michelle Donati on March 7, 2015 - 7:06pm. 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. We replanted them in the spring but they all still look dead. I live about 120 miles north of you, and I have not seen any green growth on my mums, which are planted outdoors. I like having all these reds, oranges, and yellows in the fall, which is why I also get sucked into buying them. Water the soil. 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. That's where I overwinter most of my potted plants. If not, not a big loss. See our fungus gnats pest page to read more about dealing with them. Be sure to water plants well before storage and then water every month to keep roots alive. I think i will also cover them with a frost protection wrap as well. No, you don't have to dig them up. It takes even days and nights to trigger flower bud formation, and in southern latitudes such as yours, plants will do so. I live in New Hampshire, Zone 5A. Replant as soon as possible in a loose, well- drained, organic soil. 3 Answers. Step 2. More Galleries of Transplanting Mums :. Trim continuously starting now but not beyond July 4th? Submitted by The Editors on August 25, 2015 - 3:56pm. 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? When should I plant my bloomed mums? Prepare a growing site that receives at least six hours of sunlight each day with soil that drains well, or fill a large pot with good-quality potting soil. Thank You! This should be after the threat of freezing is over but … I bought garden mums in November and have had them in the house until now (mid-December). You can dig them up and see if there is any growth showing from the roots. If I take care of my recently purchased potted mums in the basement as you suggest, and plant them in the spring, when will they bloom? Hmm... What to do. You can plant the mums in the ground or you can repot them if they seem potbound. ), Submitted by Pat Pope on August 5, 2016 - 5:28pm. I'd put the pots in the garage and water them monthly to keep roots hydrated. To my surprise it came back in full force, spread and bloomed huge blossoms in the Summer/Fall. I planted my mums bought from them in November and left them until they started to brown, cut them back to about 4" and mulched. The pot seems root bound but if I keep water the mums as you have suggested , and keep them in garage over the winter,can I expect to be able to plant them in the spring? But now that they are blooming again, should I wait to put them away in the garage when frost first appears on the ground? Good article, makes sense. 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. Be sure to add 4 to 6 inches of mulch after the ground has frozen for more protection. Submitted by joe bowers on September 11, 2014 - 10:53am. Every month, check the dormant plant. Google LSU AG Center. Cut the mums back and add a heavy layer of mulch to the pots, then put them in the shed. Submitted by The Editors on November 2, 2016 - 1:05pm. It's hard to resist pots of garden mums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium or Dendranthema x grandiflorum) loaded with colorful blossoms. I do not have either of those but was wondering if my garage is an ok place, or is it too cold. thank you in advance. You can bring them inside for the winter, and plant next spring. I live in Piedmont NC. Mow that I have read all your blog posts I'm thinking all the hard work will have been for nothing. Mums also do best in well-drained soil. Sometimes, to keep a mum plant longer, you may want to repot it. But if you're in Louisiana they would probably survive Winter . We have about 1-2 inches now. Am I supposed to cut these down to 4 inches? Dig a hole twice the size of the existing root ball. They are already 6-7 inches tall, so I pinched them yesterday evening. Plant them in beds or borders in the early spring or fall as perennials. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . Plant them? Could you pls help me to Save this plant. Submitted by Maureen Tegmeier on September 5, 2013 - 9:09pm. An Iowa State University study found that unpruned plants survive at much lower temperatures than those that were pruned. Hi Paula, I am writing this on September 19, 2018, and these mums are still hardy and getting ready to bloom. Submitted by MaryAnn on October 10, 2016 - 1:30pm. Thank you! now I am afraid they will die planting them this late after reading all the info on mums. I will be purchasing them from the store in pots. Wait until the soil in the pot is dry 1/2 inch under the surface. 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. Mums aren't even out in any garden centers here yet. DO NOT cut back the foliage. Usually, mums bloom in fall. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the propagation and care of plants.. Thanks. (Be sure to buy mums with lots of unopened buds so that they last longer into the fall season.). That sounds like a good plan. I just learned a lot from reading this info!!! Submitted by HOT lady on September 8, 2011 - 8:08am. Is it ok to plant my mums now in the ground? Transplanting Mums: Depending on what zone you live in, you should transplant your mums only in the spring. You never know what surprises Mother Nature brinsg. Place the plant in the hole and fill with garden soil and existing soil. It should be well after the last frost. Submitted by The Editors on October 18, 2016 - 11:52am. I found this site helpful. Cut off the dead stems and leaves when you see the first green shoots in spring. They prefer well-draining, fertile and moist soil, in addition to full sunlight. But, I'm betting it's too much water. Watering the chrysanthemum plant the night before dividing it prepares it for the division process by hydrating its roots and making the whole plant more resilient. I will drive up there and have a look. Can I prevent it? Submitted by Vicky Fountain on September 21, 2013 - 6:45pm. Measure out a few inches around the chrysanthemum and dig down with a shovel to lift the root ball from the ground intact. Want to read more about mums? Not allowed.) The steps are the same as shown here with hydrangea cuttings. We planted it on the south side of the house and it thrived. The mums are outside in our front landscaping. The following are extra-hardy mums. Relevance. Gardeners in northern states where temperatures regularly dip below zero can lose even spring-planted hardy mums to winter. I live in an apartment in San Diego and recently purchased mums and have them in pots. They will likely be root-bound in the pot from the garden center. Submitted by The Editors on October 11, 2016 - 9:29pm. Doreen- I live in zone 6 at a 750 elevation in the Blue Ridge Mts of VA. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. However, also being unaware of where they should be planted, they don't have enough room now where they are. People start pointing at me and make avoid-the-crazy-woman sounds to their children and spouses. They can be transplanted from pots to the ground in early spring after the first frost, giving them time to develop a full root system, or in the fall before the first frost. They were perfect for the space last year but have outgrown the space this year. Here's an article on how to take chrysanthemum cuttings: www.sarahraven.com/articles/how_to_take_chrysanthemum_cuttings.htm Many gardeners toss them out when they're finished blooming, but chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), better known as mums, are perennials that can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on April 15, 2014 - 8:40pm. thank you. Thye are abotu 2 weeks old since in the ground and ihave fertilized them? You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. They are white in bloom and then move into pink and then purple. Once a flower is in full bloom, it’s actually past its peak and declining. By the way, my sister lives in Morris/Coal City.! Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 15, 2014 - 4:24pm. Mums are becoming more available in spring at garden centers, large home centers, etc. In colder climates you need to store the mums in a dark cool place over the winter months. Here’s how to keep your mums alive through winter! This is a project in a small park around a flag for our church boy's Rangers Program. Submitted by Laura on May 16, 2017 - 8:38pm. Thanks for info. Don't try to plant the mums! In the early spring, you can plant the mums in the ground. If these plants are put in the ground from August on, most won’t make it through the winter in areas where temperatures dip into the single digits. This is normal and happens when the mum is aging. Submitted by The Editors on August 21, 2013 - 4:15pm. Pick a spot with full sun and soil with good drainage. Submitted by Geraldine Calvo on September 8, 2015 - 4:28am. Submitted by Betty Easson on August 21, 2013 - 8:45am. We hope this helps! If the leaves are still green, it means that they are making food for the plant, which helps the plant to survive the winter.) In your area, it's best to wait until October or November to set Mums out in the garden so they last. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 10, 2014 - 2:27pm. The early to mid-spring is the best time to plant mums. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Is it easily re-planted in a better location? Store them? Leave a gap between the base of the stems and the layer of mulch to let moisture evaporate from the soil. Wait until next April-May and buy smal plants at garden centesr, which carry them early in the season. I'm afraid you need to think of mums as a short-term investment, similar to cut flowers. It prefers slightly acid soil (pH 6.5) but will adjust to most garden soil. Submitted by Elodia Mercier on August 24, 2015 - 11:38am. Basement is never dark. I think your article was only meant for northern states, right? How much do I Prune back and when, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 30, 2014 - 3:33pm. Tuck the mums in beds, borders or planters to keep the color coming until frost. In spring, you can prune out the dead leaves before the new ones start to develop. Division is one of the best propagation methods for all varieties of chrysanthemums, because the new plant will be just the same as the original plant. Check out our Growing Guide for Chrysanthemums for growing and care tips. 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. Today's hybrids in both categories are the results of endless crosses between several species from China and Japan. Found out mail order are 3 inch pots and after having an inkling they wouldn't have time to puts roots down for winter, realized I should have planted them earlier too!! Mums also do best in well-drained soil. Are mums generally available at garden centers in the spring? Some only make it one more season, some make it 2, but some actually bloom a third time. The best way to remedy this problem is to transplant your newly purchased mums into a larger pot. Transplant any potted mums in spring after frost danger has passed or in fall six weeks before the first expected freeze.

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