Garden Mums Product Description (Chrysanthemum spp.)
Garden Mums are a staple in the fall garden because of their cold hardiness and ability to bloom all throughout the fall and early winter.
Garden Mums can be grown as annuals or perennials. However, when planted during the spring, your chrysanthemums will root themselves firmly in the ground and will become hardy perennials that bloom during the fall for years to come. When purchased at our nursery during the fall, chrysanthemums are usually treated as ornamental annuals. Because planting them so late in the year won’t provide enough time they need to establish their roots in the ground, it is best to only use fall-purchased chrysanthemums as annuals.
Chrysanthemums are hardy in zones 3 through 9 and love the full sun. They will thrive in rich, humusy, moist, and well-drained soil with a pH level between 6.5-6.7. (4)
If you choose to grow chrysanthemums as a perennial that you’ll grow in the ground, plant them during the spring as soon as the soil is warm and workable. As your plant grows healthy, it may produce blooms even before fall. However, to ensure you have a beautiful mum show during the fall, simply pinch these buds off. Water your mums frequently.