When you think of fall flowers to plant, many people think of garden mums or their longer name Chrysanthemums! Fall mum plants are a classic perennial to have in the ground or in containers that bring fall colors and joy to all who see them.
With two vibrant colors to choose from, these yellow or red Chrysanthemum flowers are a dime a dozen. Choose the multi-color pack if you would like one of each color. The pot size is 12 inches in diameter and 10 inches tall making it a jumbo sized mum.
With clusters of chrysanthemum flower buds that burst open from early fall to early winter and dark green foliage that lasts all year long, the Chrysanthemum x morifolium flowers are always a hit during the fall season!
Our fall mum flowers are the perfect addition to any fall garden space – including planted in containers on your porch, mass planted in flower garden beds, or lining walkways to add a pop of color! They also make great cut flowers for vases.
Planting Chrysanthemums & Chrysanthemum Care
If you are planting mums in fall, they like an area with lots of bright full sun but they can tolerate partial shade as well. Hardy mums can also be planted in early spring with plenty of time to establish strong root systems before the cold winter.
Repotting the mum plants as soon as you get it will ensure they keep growing healthy through the fall and winter growing seasons. Gently break apart the root ball to give the root systems the best chance at growing.
Mums like the heat which means they need a lot of water! Keep the potting soil consistently moist and make sure it is well draining soil. When repotting, give them a good dose of water until it runs through the bottom of the nursery pot. After that, water every other day during the bloom time.
These fall landscaping flowers are sometimes planted as annuals but can be kept as a perennial plant with proper care. Most garden mum plants are perennials through USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9. To prepare mums for winter, add a thick layer of 3 inches of mulch surrounding the root zone. Wait to prune old stems until spring.
Deadhead often as the blooms fade for long lasting blooms that keep for weeks on end. You can divide mums in the spring as the plants grow and after they outgrow their current planting spot.
These Chrysanthemum plants will get up to 2-4 feet tall and 1-3 feet wide at maturity.
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Chrysanthemum x morifolium
- Colorful flowers attract pollinators
- Grown as annual or perennial
- Low maintenance