21 VARIETIES OF HARDY MUMS
We grow over 20,000 Mums at our greenhouse on Barrett Station Rd. With 21 different varieties of hardy mum, you can be sure that we will have your favorite color.
Hardy Mums require at minimum 9 hours of sunlight each day in order to bloom. There is no need to fertilize them this season, as they are plenty fertilized from the hot summers. Make sure to keep them wet, if you are going to keep them in their pot, as they are very root-bound.
If you plant them in the ground, plant them as soon as possible so that they can get their roots established before the frost. If they do not get established, there is very little chance that they will return next spring.
GARDEN MUM CARE
Plant the Garden Mum in the ground as deep as the plant is in the pot, about 12 to 18 inches from the other plants in the bed. Plant the Mum as soon as possible. This gives it a better chance of coming back the following year. You do need to water the plant now, especially as the plant’s roots are getting established in the soil. You do not need to fertilize the plant until the Mum starts coming up the next year. When the blooming stops, mulch over the plant, this helps keep the roots warm and protects it over the winter. Be sure the mum gets water over the winter. When the plant starts to come up in the spring you need to pinch off all the shoots to 6″ and all of the buds as they develop. Do this until the first week of July. This makes the plant a sturdier and fuller. Be sure to fertilize the plant weekly in the spring and in the summer with a light mix of fertilizer until the plant starts to bloom.
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