Sasha Degnan is a freelance writer and educator specializing in gardening and horticulture. A lifelong gardener shares the endless lessons she’s learned from her garden over the years, in hopes of making your own gardening just that much easier! Submitted by Brenda Filippi on October 22, 2014 - 9:59am. Submitted by Merle Van Gieson on September 18, 2014 - 2:27pm. 4 Remove Flowers Before Planting When ready to plant, first, snip off the buds or flowers so the plant puts its energy into root production. I'll plan them in for spring and give them my yard to grow in year after year! Prune in the spring and cut back all brown or dead growth. Hello, Garden mums will survive in ... Shear the flowers from the potted mums with hand pruners. Submitted by Jim Garreau on December 14, 2014 - 12:33pm. 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. I will drive up there and have a look. You can order rooted cuttings from catalogs. Provide 1 inch of water each week during the growing season. 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 Don't wait too long to break up and transplant dahlias. It acts as  insulation. 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. People start pointing at me and make avoid-the-crazy-woman sounds to their children and spouses. Don't be discouraged. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 3, 2013 - 2:08pm. 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. Aug 25, 2018 - Hardy mums (Chrysanthemum morifolium) bloom throughout the fall. If the leaves are still green, it means that they are making food for the plant, which helps the plant to survive the winter.) Thanks, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 20, 2013 - 4:06pm. I was considering leaving mums in their pot and planting them in the ground to decorate my walkway. We even had snow yesterday into this morning. Take a new, green cutting with several sets of leaves, cutting just below a set of leaves. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the propagation and care of plants.. When is a good time to replant the pinched/pruned buds off mums if you want to grow new plants? If not you need to replace them with new mums. An Iowa State University study found that unpruned plants survive at much lower temperatures than those that were pruned. Check out our Growing Guide for Chrysanthemums for growing and care tips. Water when the soil feels dry and add more mulch before your average first fall frost date. Still were growing when we sold the house. It may make it. Run water at the base of the plant until the entire root ball is saturated. 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. Sep 12, 2018 - How to Divide & Transplant Mums. I buy potted mums every year when they come out around end of September early October. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 22, 2014 - 4:02pm. They are already in full bloom with beautiful autumn jewel-hued colors to decorate your house, along with autumn wreaths and gourds. Heirloom mums need only full sun and good drainage to thrive. If this is the case, why are there very few mum plants available in the spring? When should I plant them and how much shade can they stand???? I live in an apartment in San Diego and recently purchased mums and have them in pots. Wait a bit. I've planted them in the ground before and they all died. Inspect the plant and locate clumps with healthy roots attached to new stem growth. 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. This should be after the threat of freezing is over but … If you know the plant names, you may feel more confident. Thank you for this enlightening post! That is why mums are best planted in the spring. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 21, 2013 - 8:33pm. For tips on dividing and transplanting your mums, keep reading! Submitted by The Editors on November 16, 2015 - 12:50pm. I plant them in August which now I know I should plant them in May. Mums generally come in two types: Florist mums (also known as cutting mums) and hardy mums (also known as garden mums). Should I Prune them now or. Make sure each division has an equal share of healthy roots and above-ground growth. (The answer is no.) 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. They are already 6-7 inches tall, so I pinched them yesterday evening. Water thoroughly after planting. Submitted by Pam Coley on September 8, 2011 - 11:53am. You can bring them inside for the winter, and plant next spring. (Noted here, if you’re interested: https://mnhardy.umn.edu/varieties/flowers/chrysanthemums ). Step 2. I would like to try to overwinter my hardy mums but would like your advice as to the best place. They start budding around Labor Day and bloom soon after. Water and put the pot in a protected area (example: garage, cold frame). Submitted by The Editors on August 15, 2016 - 1:27pm. There is no need to repot the plant this fall. To my surprise it came back in full force, spread and bloomed huge blossoms in the Summer/Fall. There seems to be more of them the day after I water the plant. It's hard to resist pots of garden mums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium or Dendranthema x grandiflorum) loaded with colorful blossoms. The plants are about 5 times bigger and have hundreds of tiny buds, much smaller buds than the original ones. You may have a chance of saving your mums. 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? More Galleries of Transplanting Mums :. Hi, I live in Hawaii where the temperatures range in the 70's and 80's. Hi. Here's an article on how to take chrysanthemum cuttings: www.sarahraven.com/articles/how_to_take_chrysanthemum_cuttings.htm I agree. I know this should have been done in spring, but since they have no room anyway, will it hurt to move them over 20 feet to a more open area this time of year? Cut back plants after they are done blooming. I really don't want to waste money if these are going to die. I'd put the pots in the garage and water them monthly to keep roots hydrated. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. Dig a planting hole for each potted mum that is the same depth as the pot and 1 1/2 times as wide. Spring sources for mum plants include mail order catalogs, online mum specialty nurseries and large garden centers that cater to landscapers. Keep them well watered after dividing. Love your blog. Submitted by Paula TT on August 16, 2015 - 12:30pm, I live in Ontario Canada, gardening zone 5a. There are lots of opinions, based on experience, on overwintering because often something works once, but conditions—weather, plant environment, plant health, etc.—at another time or place may never exactly match the original. August19,1998 Our Mums have expanded greatly we need to know how to divide and replant and when to do this. It was tiny but now in early October, it is gigantic and has hundred of tiny buds on it. Potted chrysanthemums, often known as florist’s mums, are usually gift plants appreciated for their showy, colorful blooms. Submitted by Maybell on October 24, 2014 - 9:12pm. By 12pm today, ALL the flowers look sad and are looking at the ground! You can plant the mums in the ground or you can repot them if they seem potbound. Spring, summer? Keep the plant away from your other indoor plants for now, as the gnats can easily move from plant to plant and lay eggs in the soil. Also, should I re-pot them in bigger pots? I have them outside in their original plastic pots. 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. 3 years ago. Submitted by Weebea on October 10, 2013 - 8:35am. Thanks for confirming that doubt. 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. I live in Monroe,Louisiana I just bought 9 mums all 1 gallon. Am I supposed to prune it back? Both types come from the same original parent, a golden-yellow daisy-like mum from China. I have the opportunity to buy fall mums from a neighbor, but know nothing about mums. Transplanting can be done in the spring or fall, so next April will be fine. Turn the soil again immediately before planting. Caring for Mums. Caring for Mums in the Winter Cut your mums back to the ground. If I keep them in my garage all winter and keep them watered, can I play them early spring? Check pots weekly. I actually planted 4 or 5 mums at the end of the season last year and they all survived the cold Ohio winter. Some are now opening. I've divided them each spring for the past two years. Do I need to put the dead plants in the basement until the Spring? I want to plant some mums in my flower beds. They often sell mum transplants in six-paks in May and early June. :), Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 30, 2014 - 3:28pm. Should we prune? Keep your plants well-watered and deadheaded. 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. Let us know next spring if the mums made it throught winter. We live in northern Kentucky by Cincinnati. Good luck Robert. Thank you! Submitted by Gerri Johnston on September 30, 2013 - 12:40pm. Want to give your mum her best shot at overwintering? The temperature in my garage dips down into the 20's but the basement usually stays in the 60's. Wait until the early spring to transplant mums. They'll die, even with a mountain of mulch. You never know what surprises Mother Nature brinsg. I live in Memphis. If you're transplanting mums from a plastic pot to the soil, the hole you dig should be the same depth as the pot they came in. winter is not that Cold here. Oct 4, 2016 - How to Divide & Transplant Mums. They have been growing like crazy. If you live in a warmer climate, you may transplant any time of the year, provided there is no chance of frost. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . It gets pretty cold in the winter. I slink off to the refuge of my car or the plumbing department to avoid further embarrassment. recently some flowers started dying and I'm scared I'll lose it. Every few years, I need new mums to replace the old. Why do they sell them in the fall??? I do not have either of those but was wondering if my garage is an ok place, or is it too cold. 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See above again, especially the advice for super-cold regions. The dead growth insulates the roots. Hi Paula, Do I plant now or keep them in garage? Submitted by Weebea on October 10, 2013 - 8:27am. Thanks. Then, cut the plants back to 1 inch. You may find mum plants on the deep-discount table at garden centers and big boxes. So if the pot is six inches tall, plant your mums in a hole six inches deep. and planted them when they are just budding and even after they are spent, but not dead, in Aug., Sept. and Oct. Every single one of them has returned each spring and they are healthy and HUGE. Put the pot in your basement or unheated shed on top of some magazines or newspapers. I was given a potted mum as a hostess gift. Submitted by The Editors on November 2, 2016 - 1:05pm. Doreen- I live in zone 6 at a 750 elevation in the Blue Ridge Mts of VA. THEN you can plant in the ground with little worry. In the spring. Thank you!! Are mums generally available at garden centers in the spring? 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 patricia m. hull on September 18, 2014 - 12:58pm. Spring is the best time. Is it easily re-planted in a better location? Fall officially begins on September 22! Submitted by Dane on October 17, 2016 - 8:59am. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 19, 2013 - 8:37pm. Thanks for info. Thanks! Thank you! First - mums are hardy so you have a lot of flexibility with this plant. Thanks for the help. Pot them up in 4-6-inch pots filled with good potting soil. 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. Transplant any potted mums in spring after frost danger has passed or in fall six weeks before the first expected freeze. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 15, 2014 - 4:24pm. There is no plant that will add the color that mums can. By the way, I'm in northeast Mississippi. Submitted by The Editors on August 25, 2015 - 3:56pm. Am I supposed to cut these down to 4 inches? That sounds like a good plan. Just yesterday we planned 20 mum's purchased at a big box store in a full-sun location. Should we add more mulch at some point? I planted (what I believe to be) a white mammoth mum plant that I was given in a small 10" pot last Spring. You can changes the odds in your favor by leaving the dead foliage on mums and asters instead of shearing for neatness. Early spring is recommended … but with care, and continued mild weather, you might be ok. Or, plant some now and some later. Depending of where you live the mums may not survive the winter if planted outdoors. Mums do best in well-drained soil so use a potting mix (Vigoro All Purpose Potting Mix, $7, The Home Depot) in your container. or at this point get an established plant? Plant them in beds or borders in the early spring or fall as perennials. Submitted by Julibob on October 21, 2013 - 7:45pm, Can you winter over other perennials in store bought pots? Submitted by Candace Buckner on March 11, 2016 - 4:44pm. If you are growing mums in pots for a single season, you can mix them in with other plants in a large container. Submitted by genie dorsey on June 7, 2015 - 9:21pm. I live in southeastern Louisiana. It prefers slightly acid soil (pH 6.5) but will adjust to most garden soil. Please help!!! I bought some potted mums from Home Depot in early October here in middle TN. It takes even days and nights to trigger flower bud formation, and in southern latitudes such as yours, plants will do so. Sasha Degnan is a freelance writer and educator specializing in gardening and horticulture. A lifelong gardener shares the endless lessons she’s learned from her garden over the years, in hopes of making your own gardening just that much easier! Submitted by Brenda Filippi on October 22, 2014 - 9:59am. Submitted by Merle Van Gieson on September 18, 2014 - 2:27pm. 4 Remove Flowers Before Planting When ready to plant, first, snip off the buds or flowers so the plant puts its energy into root production. I'll plan them in for spring and give them my yard to grow in year after year! Prune in the spring and cut back all brown or dead growth. Hello, Garden mums will survive in ... Shear the flowers from the potted mums with hand pruners. Submitted by Jim Garreau on December 14, 2014 - 12:33pm. 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. I will drive up there and have a look. You can order rooted cuttings from catalogs. Provide 1 inch of water each week during the growing season. 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 Don't wait too long to break up and transplant dahlias. It acts as  insulation. 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. People start pointing at me and make avoid-the-crazy-woman sounds to their children and spouses. Don't be discouraged. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 3, 2013 - 2:08pm. 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. Aug 25, 2018 - Hardy mums (Chrysanthemum morifolium) bloom throughout the fall. If the leaves are still green, it means that they are making food for the plant, which helps the plant to survive the winter.) Thanks, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 20, 2013 - 4:06pm. I was considering leaving mums in their pot and planting them in the ground to decorate my walkway. We even had snow yesterday into this morning. Take a new, green cutting with several sets of leaves, cutting just below a set of leaves. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the propagation and care of plants.. When is a good time to replant the pinched/pruned buds off mums if you want to grow new plants? If not you need to replace them with new mums. An Iowa State University study found that unpruned plants survive at much lower temperatures than those that were pruned. Check out our Growing Guide for Chrysanthemums for growing and care tips. Water when the soil feels dry and add more mulch before your average first fall frost date. Still were growing when we sold the house. It may make it. Run water at the base of the plant until the entire root ball is saturated. 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. Sep 12, 2018 - How to Divide & Transplant Mums. I buy potted mums every year when they come out around end of September early October. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 22, 2014 - 4:02pm. They are already in full bloom with beautiful autumn jewel-hued colors to decorate your house, along with autumn wreaths and gourds. Heirloom mums need only full sun and good drainage to thrive. If this is the case, why are there very few mum plants available in the spring? When should I plant them and how much shade can they stand???? I live in an apartment in San Diego and recently purchased mums and have them in pots. Wait a bit. I've planted them in the ground before and they all died. Inspect the plant and locate clumps with healthy roots attached to new stem growth. 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. This should be after the threat of freezing is over but … If you know the plant names, you may feel more confident. Thank you for this enlightening post! That is why mums are best planted in the spring. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 21, 2013 - 8:33pm. For tips on dividing and transplanting your mums, keep reading! Submitted by The Editors on November 16, 2015 - 12:50pm. I plant them in August which now I know I should plant them in May. Mums generally come in two types: Florist mums (also known as cutting mums) and hardy mums (also known as garden mums). Should I Prune them now or. Make sure each division has an equal share of healthy roots and above-ground growth. (The answer is no.) 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. They are already 6-7 inches tall, so I pinched them yesterday evening. Water thoroughly after planting. Submitted by Pam Coley on September 8, 2011 - 11:53am. You can bring them inside for the winter, and plant next spring. (Noted here, if you’re interested: https://mnhardy.umn.edu/varieties/flowers/chrysanthemums ). Step 2. I would like to try to overwinter my hardy mums but would like your advice as to the best place. They start budding around Labor Day and bloom soon after. Water and put the pot in a protected area (example: garage, cold frame). Submitted by The Editors on August 15, 2016 - 1:27pm. There is no need to repot the plant this fall. To my surprise it came back in full force, spread and bloomed huge blossoms in the Summer/Fall. There seems to be more of them the day after I water the plant. It's hard to resist pots of garden mums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium or Dendranthema x grandiflorum) loaded with colorful blossoms. The plants are about 5 times bigger and have hundreds of tiny buds, much smaller buds than the original ones. You may have a chance of saving your mums. 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? More Galleries of Transplanting Mums :. Hi, I live in Hawaii where the temperatures range in the 70's and 80's. Hi. Here's an article on how to take chrysanthemum cuttings: www.sarahraven.com/articles/how_to_take_chrysanthemum_cuttings.htm I agree. I know this should have been done in spring, but since they have no room anyway, will it hurt to move them over 20 feet to a more open area this time of year? Cut back plants after they are done blooming. I really don't want to waste money if these are going to die. I'd put the pots in the garage and water them monthly to keep roots hydrated. We thought since plants do so well in most offices that it would work for our mums. Dig a planting hole for each potted mum that is the same depth as the pot and 1 1/2 times as wide. Spring sources for mum plants include mail order catalogs, online mum specialty nurseries and large garden centers that cater to landscapers. Keep them well watered after dividing. Love your blog. Submitted by Paula TT on August 16, 2015 - 12:30pm, I live in Ontario Canada, gardening zone 5a. There are lots of opinions, based on experience, on overwintering because often something works once, but conditions—weather, plant environment, plant health, etc.—at another time or place may never exactly match the original. August19,1998 Our Mums have expanded greatly we need to know how to divide and replant and when to do this. It was tiny but now in early October, it is gigantic and has hundred of tiny buds on it. Potted chrysanthemums, often known as florist’s mums, are usually gift plants appreciated for their showy, colorful blooms. Submitted by Maybell on October 24, 2014 - 9:12pm. By 12pm today, ALL the flowers look sad and are looking at the ground! You can plant the mums in the ground or you can repot them if they seem potbound. Spring, summer? Keep the plant away from your other indoor plants for now, as the gnats can easily move from plant to plant and lay eggs in the soil. Also, should I re-pot them in bigger pots? I have them outside in their original plastic pots. 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. 3 years ago. Submitted by Weebea on October 10, 2013 - 8:35am. Thanks for confirming that doubt. 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. I live in Monroe,Louisiana I just bought 9 mums all 1 gallon. Am I supposed to prune it back? Both types come from the same original parent, a golden-yellow daisy-like mum from China. I have the opportunity to buy fall mums from a neighbor, but know nothing about mums. Transplanting can be done in the spring or fall, so next April will be fine. Turn the soil again immediately before planting. Caring for Mums. Caring for Mums in the Winter Cut your mums back to the ground. If I keep them in my garage all winter and keep them watered, can I play them early spring? Check pots weekly. I actually planted 4 or 5 mums at the end of the season last year and they all survived the cold Ohio winter. Some are now opening. I've divided them each spring for the past two years. Do I need to put the dead plants in the basement until the Spring? I want to plant some mums in my flower beds. They often sell mum transplants in six-paks in May and early June. :), Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 30, 2014 - 3:28pm. Should we prune? Keep your plants well-watered and deadheaded. 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. Let us know next spring if the mums made it throught winter. We live in northern Kentucky by Cincinnati. Good luck Robert. Thank you! Submitted by Gerri Johnston on September 30, 2013 - 12:40pm. Want to give your mum her best shot at overwintering? The temperature in my garage dips down into the 20's but the basement usually stays in the 60's. Wait until the early spring to transplant mums. They'll die, even with a mountain of mulch. You never know what surprises Mother Nature brinsg. I live in Memphis. If you're transplanting mums from a plastic pot to the soil, the hole you dig should be the same depth as the pot they came in. winter is not that Cold here. Oct 4, 2016 - How to Divide & Transplant Mums. They have been growing like crazy. If you live in a warmer climate, you may transplant any time of the year, provided there is no chance of frost. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . It gets pretty cold in the winter. I slink off to the refuge of my car or the plumbing department to avoid further embarrassment. recently some flowers started dying and I'm scared I'll lose it. Every few years, I need new mums to replace the old. Why do they sell them in the fall??? I do not have either of those but was wondering if my garage is an ok place, or is it too cold.

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