Is their anything I can do to try to protect them so they won't die. Very lucky—and that’s not to take anything away from your gardening skills. May 22, 2018 - How to Transplant Garden Mums From Pots Into the Ground. In the summer, focus chrysanthemum care on providing enough moisture, both through watering and applying mulch. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 2, 2013 - 4:53pm. Thanks a bunch. They came back this spring with a vengeance! If the mum gets pot-bound, you should switch it to another container. Do we need to fertilize? Dividing and transplanting mums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium or Dendranthema x grandiflorum) will renew older and less vigorous plants, allowing them to bloom for years in gardens in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5a to 9a. You can bring them inside for the winter, and plant next spring. Thanks so much. or at this point get an established plant? Relevance. And I'm REALLY CONFUSED! Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 22, 2014 - 3:02pm. Submitted by HOT lady on September 8, 2011 - 8:08am. There is no need to repot the plant this fall. Last yr I bought 20- 4" potted fall mums from our hardware store for $20 , the store wanted rid of them, and they were still quite pretty , yes I got carried away lol. I live in Kansas. 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. You can changes the odds in your favor by leaving the dead foliage on mums and asters instead of shearing for neatness. Dig a planting hole for each potted mum that is the same depth as the pot and 1 1/2 times as wide. Hi, I live in Hawaii where the temperatures range in the 70's and 80's. Am I supposed to prune it back? Submitted by The Editors on June 18, 2013 - 11:47am. 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? 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. People just throw out the mums after autumn. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on January 29, 2014 - 8:42pm. Thank You! I think it is too late to plant right? Dig a nice size hole and fill with the plant the cover with mulch. The best times for transplanting perennials are the months when the weather is cool. Google LSU AG Center. How or can I winter those over?? It was tiny but now in early October, it is gigantic and has hundred of tiny buds on it. You could try keeping your mums in their pots until it frosts and they turn brown. Submitted by Cait on August 6, 2014 - 1:05pm. If you know the plant names, you may feel more confident. I followed your instructions and now that it's spring - I am wondering when the green will start to come back? You can try overwintering the mums in pots indoors or in a cool garage. What should I do with them for this winter? Last September/October, I spent about $75 on mums to fill in spaces in my garden and decorate my front porch for fall. Submitted by Clara IT on October 9, 2013 - 8:06pm. Favorite Answer. Once a flower is in full bloom, it’s actually past its peak and declining. These will survive in frigid climates: ‘Betty Lou’ Maxi Mum; ‘Burnt Copper’; ‘Centerpiece’; ‘Grape Glow’; ‘Lemonsota’; ‘Maroon Pride’; ‘Mellow Moon’; ‘Minnautumn’, ‘Minnpink’, ‘Minnruby’, ‘Minnwhite’, and ‘Minnyellow’; ‘Rose Blush’; ‘Sesqui Centennial Sun’ ‘Snowscape’, Submitted by Chelaine on November 19, 2020 - 12:53pm. I deadhead them as often as I can. I planted 6 mums last fall per instructions on the container (just getting into gardening and not realizing they should he planted in spring). Amend and work the soil if needed before transplanting your mums into the ground. Although the process is simple, you must do it at the right time of year to ensure success. Luckily, they are mostly harmless, although they are annoying. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 10, 2014 - 2:27pm. I didn't get around to preparing soil in new landscape area. 9/7/96-Host Sue Gray divides and plants new mums in the studio garden. I didn't think it would survive, but I put it in the ground. Is it easily re-planted in a better location? Plant mums with tight flower buds so they last longer. My question is can I plant them in the ground or should I replant them in pots a littler larger that the pots they are in Basement is never dark. A hard frost? Should I Prune them now or. Should I just throw them away or is there a chance I could still plant them in the Spring? Submitted by Bala on January 16, 2019 - 7:38am. I'm getting and finding such conflicting information. Submitted by The Editors on May 27, 2016 - 12:06pm. The following are extra-hardy mums. See our Autumnal Equinox page for fall-themed advice, folklore, and fun, and read our Fall Weather Forecast to see what sort of weather to expect this autumn! They are already 6-7 inches tall, so I pinched them yesterday evening. Best Time to Transplant Trees and Shrubs. THANKS!!! Treat them like a house plant, placing pots in or near east, west or south-facing winds. Submitted by Vivian Williams on August 5, 2014 - 10:36pm. That's where I overwinter most of my potted plants. Late summer and early fall is the time to plant, divide, and transplant many different perennials, shrubs, and trees including spring flowering perennials. If you dig up the mums and replant in the next month, you are OK. Submitted by Betsy Sackheim on September 9, 2014 - 5:09pm. Last September/October, I spent about $75 on mums to fill in spaces in my garden and decorate my front porch for fall. If rain has been sparse, irrigate the mums with 1 inch of water the day before dividing them so they are thoroughly hydrated. Dig a hole twice the size of the existing root ball. 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. My question is this - Do Mum plants grow like a bush and very large and if so, how do I transplant some of it? In late summer when other plants call it quits, mums hit their stride. You may be watering too much. Every 2 to 4 weeks, pinch again. In colder climates you need to store the mums in a dark cool place over the winter months. Submitted by Gerri Johnston on September 30, 2013 - 12:40pm. In the spring bring your pots back outside or plan them in the ground. Care Of Container Grown Mums How To Grow Mums- Planting, Fertilizing, Pinching And How To Grow Chrysanthemums In Pots ASHLAND GARDEN CLUB Container Gardening For Fall Patina General Choosing Your #Mum High-Hand Nursery Chrysanthemum Houseplants Mum's The Word: Growing Chrysanthemums Can Mums Grow In Shade A Beginner’s Guide To Growing Mums They are bare root plants, very little at this time. Submitted by david ammons on October 4, 2014 - 3:16pm, Submitted by david ammons on October 4, 2014 - 3:13pm. Fill the bottom of your container with good quality potting soil. Gardeners in northern states where temperatures regularly dip below zero can lose even spring-planted hardy mums to winter. Read along for advice, photos, and more. Submitted by Pam Coley on September 8, 2011 - 11:53am. this is new information to me and may explain why I have lost mums in the past. Thank you for this article. Turn the soil again immediately before planting. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. Brought my beautiful Mum indoors last week hoping to keep it before I took it to the cool dark basement for the winter. Submitted by Weebea on October 10, 2013 - 8:35am. Garden mums are almost always propagated by cuttings, not seed. Submitted by Maureen Haggadone on September 22, 2014 - 10:26am. Spring often works well, and fall is one of the transplanting seasons of choice. Remove dead and diseased plants. I put the 9 very large mums where I was going to plant them but never got around to doing it. Before freezing weather occurs, give the mums you hope to overwinter a high phosphorus fertilizer to stimulate root growth. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! I guess the best thing to do now is heavily mulch these babies & Pray. Make sure each division has an equal share of healthy roots and above-ground growth. You won't get flowers until about September, at least in northern latitudes. In your area, it's best to wait until October or November to set Mums out in the garden so they last. Submitted by Betty Easson on August 22, 2013 - 11:14am. Submitted by Merle Van Gieson on September 18, 2014 - 2:27pm. Should new growth have shown up by now? Garage and plant in late April? Here's an article on how to take chrysanthemum cuttings: Be sure to water plants well before storage and then water every month to keep roots alive. (If you do decide to cut off the foliage, wait until it turns brown. Thye are abotu 2 weeks old since in the ground and ihave fertilized them? Do I take them out of pot or leave them in the pot. Thanks. Just yesterday we planned 20 mum's purchased at a big box store in a full-sun location. Should I transfer them to bigger pots? By the way, I'm in northeast Mississippi. (I couldn't post the link. The spring is the ideal time to transplant mums into the ground. Submitted by Lynn on November 10, 2016 - 11:40am. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on August 6, 2014 - 1:54pm. Submitted by Sherree Austin on September 7, 2011 - 4:25pm. Don't be discouraged. 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. Do it as soon as you can. I know these plants bloom in fall - but when should I start seeing signs of life in the plant if it survived? Cut the mums back and add a heavy layer of mulch to the pots, then put them in the shed. Dig up the plant in one piece and separate outer pieces from the center with a clean and sharp spade or large garden knife. Here’s how to keep your mums alive through winter! can i just insulate with the newspapers and that will be good do you think? Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 1, 2013 - 1:14pm. Replace lost soil around remaining plant and water both well. What do I need to do to make them become white again? I live in Va and it can get pretty cold here in the winter months. I live in Monroe,Louisiana I just bought 9 mums all 1 gallon. They should be divided in the spring when new growth appears. What do I do when the buds are all gone? 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. I want to keep these though. You can try it. We even had snow yesterday into this morning. Leave a gap between the base of the stems and the layer of mulch to let moisture evaporate from the soil. thank you. Plant them in beds or borders in the early spring or fall as perennials. When should I sow seeds indoors, when should I transplant into larger pots and put outside so they will be in full bloom from September through November? I live in Memphis. It would seem like you could plant them now. Submitted by Gerri Johnston on October 2, 2013 - 11:58am. Thank you, Submitted by Julibob on October 21, 2013 - 7:39pm. Submitted by komodo on May 21, 2015 - 1:59pm. Peonies are a good example of a plant that prefers to be transplanted in autumn if it must happen at all. Keep your plants well-watered and deadheaded. My neighbor h as the most beautiful mums in the front of her house. Illinois Zone 5 They are still blooming. If you pinch them, they may last longer. 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. Is it safe to say that when I see them in the garden centers, I can buy the mature, flowering mums and plant them? Would I take the mums out of their pots if stored in the shed? Submitted by Jimi on May 28, 2015 - 11:48am. Thanks for the help. Transplanting Mums If the potted mums have been growing indoors, you will need to harden them off to outdoor light conditions. Provide 1 inch of water each week during the growing season. If the roots are crowding the pot, feel free to move the plants up to the next size pot. Is it too late to feed them now, will it do any good? Remove any flowers. When is the best time to transplant Mums? After they open and the flowers fade near the end of the month, I leave them outside until the first big frost. Mums are becoming more available in spring at garden centers, large home centers, etc. Thanks, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 20, 2013 - 4:06pm. That's a natural cycle. I didn't do anything to it in the Fall. Submitted by lkens on November 10, 2014 - 9:28am. Submitted by Nickie on November 2, 2020 - 3:17pm. Dreadnought. Thank you for your kind words. When is the best time to take my fall mums in containers and plant them in the ground? This gives them time to become established and survive the winters. So much so, that there is three of them in an 11 x 16 envelope. About once a month give them some water to keep the soil moist. Cut it in the spring when you see new growth. Water them through winter in my I want to plant them but know it’s Water thoroughly after planting. I would definitely call them hardy mums :) Now if the stores would please just get some new colors lol - always the same yellow, white, crimson, purple, or bronze - think i have some variables just from planting them all together - but still the same in color schemes. It acts as  insulation. If so, deadhead all flowers after they brown so that plants will bloom again in autumn. It prefers slightly acid soil (pH 6.5) but will adjust to most garden soil. Well over 40 years ago, my husband was given a pot of mums while in the hospital. When is a good time to replant the pinched/pruned buds off mums if you want to grow new plants? I live about 120 miles north of you, and I have not seen any green growth on my mums, which are planted outdoors. Pot up plants after the first frost if they are in the ground; include as much root system as possible. Submitted by CHaas on October 20, 2013 - 10:31pm. They will likely be root-bound in the pot from the garden center. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 21, 2013 - 8:45pm. Submitted by Christi on September 6, 2019 - 11:11am, I planted mums last fall and not only did they last, they actually thrives, most even doubling in size - and I bought full sized mature plants to start with. Place the plant in the hole and fill with garden soil and existing soil. Mums are common gift plants found year around, as they have been tricked into blooming by hormones or manipulation of light exposure. I find myself doing the same thing, wanting the feeling of fall flowers, but honestly, I also dislike the big box store varieties so I went online today, September, looking for mail order. I'd be sure they get some moisture. 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? Garden mums will survive in ... Shear the flowers from the potted mums with hand pruners. This site is super! Thank you!! Submitted by Weebea on October 10, 2013 - 8:27am. Step 2 Turn the soil again immediately before planting. They are huge and I am excited to see how much bigger they will grow by this fall. Then, heap six inches of shredded fall leaves or straw on top of plants. Can I move my houseplant outdoors for sun (on good days) for 5-6 hours in the morning and bring it in after that to keep it blooming and growing? 2 is expected. From what I have read , the smaller bud size may be because I didn't fertilize them in the spring. You can dig them up and see if there is any growth showing from the roots. Submitted by Dane on October 17, 2016 - 8:59am. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . Transplant spring mums after frost danger has passed, and transplant fall mums at any time in late summer or fall, at least six weeks before the first expected frost. Be sure to water them about one a month to keep roots hydrated. I was going to dig some of them up and transplant them in the same area but in places where there are gaps. I live in Nj. Spring is when to divide plants. Thanks for the tip. William, I live in Zone 5, too, and have had great success with mums planted in early spring. Submitted by Candace Buckner on March 11, 2016 - 4:44pm. Work a 3-inch-thick layer of rotted manure or other organic compost into the top 8 to 12 inches of soil to improve its moisture retention and texture. For your fall mums to have the best chance at survival in cold areas, overwinter them in the basement or a dark, cold closet. When it finished blooming before winter arrives trim it back and in the spring it will come back. They are not bred to be hardy; it’s their form, color, and size that are prized. Hi, I just bought some beautiful mums yesterday and planted them today. Check your mums once a month or so to see if it's getting dried out and water if so. Now all I need to find is straw in Toronto, Ontario. Then, remove your new mum from its store-bought pot and carefully break up the roots with a gardening fork before planting it. I want to buy everything and plant! Submitted by Judy77 on September 8, 2011 - 9:04am. Yes, mum plants do grow huge! Submitted by Sharkeisha on January 28, 2014 - 2:32pm. From there, we went to their growing advice page (, 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. Dig a planting hole for each potted mum that is the same depth as the pot and 1 1/2 times as wide. I am 83 years old and been gardening most of my life and I can tell you I have learned a lot about mums and peonies here. Usually it takes about 2 weeks to see new green. We live in Connecticut and dug our mums up for the winter. These tiny flies are commonly found in houseplants or outdoor plants grown in greenhouses or large-scale nurseries. I've divided them each spring for the past two years. I'm afraid you need to think of mums as a short-term investment, similar to cut flowers. I live in southeastern Louisiana. Read above and, if you really feel strongly about buying now, consider overwintering the plants in pots as explained above. If not, not a big loss. Whenever you see buds, pinch half of the new growth at the top of the shoot. Mums generally come in two types: Florist mums (also known as cutting mums) and hardy mums (also known as garden mums). August19,1998 Our Mums have expanded greatly we need to know how to divide and replant and when to do this. Don't wait much longer to plant. Submitted by Lesley Kordella on October 3, 2013 - 7:45am. Inspect the plant and locate clumps with healthy roots attached to new stem growth. I won't split them until next year but just don't want to kill them by moving them. Thank you for this enlightening post! How often do we water? I had a beautiful, yellow, potted mum. Divide perennials in the spring after the last hard frost and after you see new growth starting. Are mums generally available at garden centers in the spring? Store them? I took the plant back outside for a day and sprayed it with flying insect spray but the next day the flies were back. So plant now! Step 2. Everything I'm reading says mums should have been planted in spring. When to Repot Mums Spring is the best time to repot most plants. Below about theirs thriving and coming back big! But low and behold, they sent them to me now. lol, Submitted by Sheilah Perry-R... on September 19, 2018 - 8:50am. Stores are dumping the mums, which are already stressed, to salvage any money thye can. The steps are the same as shown here with hydrangea cuttings. Which place would be best? Submitted by The Editors on November 16, 2015 - 12:50pm. recently some flowers started dying and I'm scared I'll lose it. In the spring plant them outside and you should see new growth starting. Place the plant in the hole and fill with garden soil and existing soil. I live in Canada, Montreal. It survived our mild Indiana winter and is growing tall, again. They started filling out with blossoms around June and have been in full bloom since as long as I dead-head them. Hi Paula, You can also divide plants in half to get more plants. What about other perennial plants in pots, like if you my from the garden center, and they never got planted BUT still alive. It will be a madness of yellow if they all bloom before the frost. Fertilize monthly.
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