The Garden Mum is a must have for the fall garden or seasonal doorstep. Mums are available in a huge selection of colors and varieties. Mum flowers can vary from double petals, semi-double and fringed. Mums make exceptional container plants to be mixed with pansies, cabbage, kale, heuchera, euphorbia, grasses and more. Mums also make great landscape companions to fall interest shrubs like Nandina, Holly, Burning Bush, Witchhazel and more.
Full to partial sun at least 6-hours of direct sunlight is ideal
Plant about 2 ft. apart in bedding areas
Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer (Osmocote) after planting and water in thoroughly
Water mums from the soil to prevent stem rot
Once the ground freezes and plant becomes dormant, mulch well to prevent the roots from freezing
May arrive with flowers in bud form that will then blossom in a week or so.