Mums and Mum Care
Available in a huge variety of colors and varieties, the Garden Chrysanthemum is definitely a must have for all fall gardens. It comes in double petals, semi-double, and fringed petals but it is still a daisy deep down inside.
MUM CARE FOR FALL
Mums are a very low maintenance plant. They are drought resistant once established.
— Full to partial sun. At least 6 hours of direct sun is ideal.
— Plant about 2 feet between plants in bedding areas.
— Fertilize with Osmocote after planting and water in.
— Water mums from the soil to prevent stem rot.
— *Once the ground freezes mulch well to prevent plants from heaving out of the ground, thus freezing the roots.
MUM CARE FOR SPRING
Pinching back occasionally during summer encourages compact and bushy growth, therefore more blooms in the fall. By the middle of July stop pinching back to allow for bud formation.
*Note: If you are planting mums in a container, they probably will act more as an annual, rather than a perennial.
Bloom September – October
Very Early Bloomers – Early September
Urano Orange OrangeBronze
Urano Yellow Yellow
Temptress Red Red
Diana Bright Yellow
Early Bloomers – Mid September
Padre Pink Lavender-Pink
Beth Dk Purple
Fiona Coral Orange
Flashy Gretchen Reddish Bronze
Helen Dk Red
Sunny Gretchen Medium Yellow
Bonnie Red w/Yellow center
Milano Belgian White
Padre White White
Mid-Season – Late September
Tabitha Dk Red
Janice Golden Yellow
Sly Jenna Bronze/Red
Late Season – Late September – Early October
Draga Yellow Cream
Jolly Cheryl Red
Mums make exceptional container plants to be mixed with pansies, cabbage, kale, or a variety of Fairview Fall Favorite plants for breathtaking fall color.
Mums also look great in the landscape with companion plants such as Nandinas, Hollies, Burning Bush, and Indian Hawthorn.