Chrysanthemum, decorative garden mum
Chrysanthemums may be cut back up to three times in the spring and summer to prevent early blooms, facilitate bushy dense foliage and produce many blooms in the fall. Winter hardiness will vary from year to year and many mums are grown as annuals. Mulching in winter will help the plant to survive.
Late Summer to frost
Cut flowers, mass groupings, edging, containers
USDA Hardiness zone 5-9
Division in Spring
Full sun. Will tolerate very light shade. Mums appreciate afternoon protection from the hot sun in southern climates
Best grown in humusy, fertile consistently moist well-drained soil.
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Asia and Northeastern Europe
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