Information About Chrysanthemums

You know it's autumn when you start seeing mums in the stores. But what about growing your own chrysanthemums in the garden or how to care for indoor chrysanthemums? Browse the articles that follow to learn more about the care of mums indoors and out, including pruning information and common issues affecting these plants and how to treat them.

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How To Care For Mums In Spring

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Mums are only for autumn. Click here to learn about caring for chrysanthemum flowers in spring.

When To Buy Mums And How To Choose The Best Ones

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

When shopping for chrysanthemum plants, learn how to choose the best.

How To Prune Back Mums – Do You Prune Mums

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

‘Should I prune mums?’ is one of the most frequently asked questions among first-time mum growers. The answer depends greatly upon the planting process.

What Is A Spider Mum Flower – Spider Mum Facts

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Regardless of the size, most find it easy to appreciate the diversity among the mums’ flower shapes. One type, called spider mum flower, is especially interesting.

Chrysanthemum Crown Gall Treatment: Managing Crown Gall Of Mum Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Chrysanthemums are quite hardy and easy to grow but crown gall of mum plants can occasionally occur. How do you recognize the symptoms in chrysanthemums with crown gall? Click here for tips on diagnosis and treating mums with crown gall.

Leaf Spot On Mums – Treating Chrysanthemum Bacterial Leaf Spot

By Gardening Know How

Lighting up the autumn landscape with myriad colors and forms, mums are a welcome addition to any outdoor space. Unfortunately, the mighty mum has an Achilles heel: chrysanthemum leaf spot disease. Learn more about its control in this article.

Mum Rot Treatment – Managing Symptoms Of Chrysanthemum Stem Rot

By Teo Spengler

Chrysanthemum plants are among the easiest perennials to grow in your garden. However, they are not immune to disease. Issues affecting mums include collar or stem rot. For more information on these issues as well as tips for treatment, click here.

Mum Powdery Mildew Symptoms: Treating Powdery Mildew On Chrysanthemums

By Teo Spengler

Powdery mildew on chrysanthemums is one of those diseases that can usually be avoided with good cultural care. Click this article for information about mum powdery mildew symptoms and effective chrysanthemum powdery mildew control.

Chrysanthemum Fusarium Control – Treating Mums With Fusarium Wilt

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Chrysanthemums are hardy favorites for cooler weather. Their pretty, cheerful flowers brighten up spaces when others won’t grow. One disease to watch out for with your mums is fusarium wilt. Click here to learn more about managing fusarium on mum plants.

Treating Foliar Nematodes On Mums – Learn About Chrysanthemum Foliar Nematodes

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Chrysanthemums are a fall favorite. Healthy plants fully flower and remain beautiful for several weeks with minimal care…unless the plants are hit by foliar nematodes. Click on the following article to learn more about these pests.

Chrysanthemum Verticillium Wilt: Learn About Mum Verticillium Control

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Although the process of growing chrysanthemum flowers is relatively simple, there are some issues that may cause failure at bloom time, like chrysanthemum verticillium disease. Learn what this is and how to prevent it in the following article.

Chrysanthemum Lifespan: How Long Do Mums Live

By Liz Baessler

How long do chrysanthemums last? It?s a good question, and one that often comes up in the fall, when garden centers are full of beautiful, flowering pots of them. Learn about the lifespan of mums in this article.

Treating Yellow Leaves On Chrysanthemum: Reasons For Yellow Chrysanthemum Leaves

By Teo Spengler

If you see your chrysanthemum leaves turning yellow, you'll have to figure out what is going wrong. This article provides information about problems with chrysanthemum plants. Click here to learn more about yellowing mum leaves.

Growing Mums In Containers: How To Grow Mums In Pots

By Liz Baessler

Care of container grown mums can be a little tricky but if you follow some simple rules of chrysanthemum container care, you should be able to enjoy their blooms throughout fall and possibly even the next spring. Click this article to learn more.

Issues Affecting Chrysanthemums – Treating Mum Plant Disease And Pests

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Most mums are extremely vigorous and have few pests and disease problems but there are a few issues affecting chrysanthemums of which growers should be aware. The information found in this article can help with that.

Chrysanthemum Information: Annual vs. Perennial Chrysanthemums

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Whether your Chrysanthemum will come back after winter depends upon which species you have. If you aren't sure which one you purchased, the best thing is to wait until next spring and check for regrowth. Click this article for more info.

Organic Garden Pest Control: Using Chrysanthemum For Pest Control

By Liz Baessler

Chrysanthemums, or mums for short, are loved by gardeners and florists for their diversity of shapes and colors. But there's another reason you should be planting them all over your garden: pest control! Learn more in this article.

Chrysanthemum Varieties – What Are Some Different Types Of Mums

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Gardeners delight in hundreds of different types of chrysanthemums, often classified by various criteria. To simplify the process for home gardeners, plants are often divided into eight distinct chrysanthemum plant types. Learn what those are here.

Chrysanthemum Bloom Season: Encouraging Flowers On Mums

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The chrysanthemum bloom season ranges from late summer into early winter depending upon your zone. In rare cases, mums are not flowering when they should be in full bloom. Learn more about why this happens and what to do here.

Mum Plant Repotting: Can You Repot A Chrysanthemum

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Potted chrysanthemums, often known as florist's mums, are usually gift plants appreciated for their showy, colorful blooms. To keep them longer, repotting may be helpful. This article provides additional information on repotting mums.

Fertilizing Mums: Tips For Feed Mum Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the workhorses of the floral world is the common chrysanthemum. They are prolific bloomers, come in amazing hues, last long, and are very low maintenance. Plant nutrition is essential to vitality and good growth. This article will help with feeding mum plants.

Indoor Mum Care: Growing Chrysanthemums Indoors

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Mums are common gift plants found year around, as they have been tricked into blooming by hormones or manipulation of light exposure. Chrysanthemum houseplants require lower light to force blooms. This article will help with keeping mums indoors.

Growing Chrysanthemum Flowers: How To Care For Mums

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Chrysanthemum flowers are a classic addition to brighten the autumn garden. Growing mums is not complicated once you learn the basics of chrysanthemum care. This article can help with that.

Propagating Mums: Growing Mums From Cuttings And Seeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Chrysanthemums are one of the heralds of fall. Propagating mums can be from seed, started from division or even from cuttings. With so many ways to propagate it is easy to learn how to start mums. Read more here.

Overwintering Mums – How To Winterize Mums

By Heather Rhoades

Overwintering mums is possible. Because many people think that mums are finicky, many gardeners treat them as annuals. This doesn't have to be the case. Read here to learn more about how to winterize mums.

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