Overwintering Mums – How To Winterize Mums

Overwintering mums is possible. Because many people think that mums (formally called Chrysanthemums) are at best a finicky perennial, many gardeners treat them as annuals, but this doesn’t have to be the case. With just a little winter care for mums, these fall beauties can come back year after year. Keep reading to learn more about how to winterize mums. Winter Care for Mums The steps for wintering mums start when you plant them. Make sure that you plant your mums in well draining soil. In many cases, it is not the cold that kills mums, but rather the ice that forms around the roots if the mums are planted in soil that collects water. Well draining soil is essential to successfully overwintering mums. When planting your mums, also consider planting them in a somewhat sheltered location where they will not be exposed to winter winds that can decrease their … Continue reading Overwintering Mums – How To Winterize Mums