when to transplant mums


May 22, 2018 - How to Transplant Garden Mums From Pots Into the Ground. One factor to consider, when you are thinking about the best time for transplanting big plants, is whether you will need to root prune. Submitted by DEBRA GRIFFIN on September 14, 2015 - 3:03pm, I live in Trenton, SC and I bought some mums on yesterday in pots from grocery store. I live in Victoria, BC (rainforest) I have no sheltered areas to put it into the ground or pot-it rains too much and will kill it. Planting Mums in the Ground- Transplanting Them. And I'm REALLY CONFUSED! I don't want to disappoint them if they all die right away! Some only make it one more season, some make it 2, but some actually bloom a third time. Heirloom mums need only full sun and good drainage to thrive. Submitted by The Editors on August 21, 2013 - 4:15pm. You can cut off the dead and dying flowers, but leave the foliage to insulation the roots. Below about theirs thriving and coming back big! Not allowed.) She has nearly 25 years of experience in the propagation and care of plants.. Should I just cut it back? Submitted by Elodia Mercier on August 24, 2015 - 11:38am. Place potted mums in a cool area that gets sun. Spring sources for mum plants include mail order catalogs, online mum specialty nurseries and large garden centers that cater to landscapers. They produce lovely fall colors, but is fall really the best time to plant them? Therefore, these plants sat out in the weather, uncovered, not planted all winter thus far! The spring is the ideal time to transplant mums into the ground. I have planted asters instead but do not find the same color choices available. Will mum like to be in a deep pot on the porch with the morning sun? It takes even days and nights to trigger flower bud formation, and in southern latitudes such as yours, plants will do so. I live in Southeast Ohio. But, I'm betting it's too much water. What causes white blooming mums to turn into purple/pink blooming mums. Chrysanthemum houseplants require lower light to force blooms. That sounds like a good plan. I live in the NC/VA area. Good question, Genie! Caring for Mums. Submitted by L Spurgeon on September 19, 2013 - 9:01am. Spring is the best time to divide mums; just wait until the danger of frost has passed and new leaf growth appears before lifting them from the ground. They often sell mum transplants in six-paks in May and early June. Aug 27, 2018 - How to Divide & Transplant Mums. You can also divide plants in half to get more plants. Is it the ph level in the soil? If this is the case, why are there very few mum plants available in the spring? I want to plant them but know it’s No, you don't have to dig them up. Porch. When is the best time to transplant Mums? Keep the plant away from your other indoor plants for now, as the gnats can easily move from plant to plant and lay eggs in the soil. Which place would be best? Maybe they should be named spring mums instead of fall mums--the name is deceiving! I do not have either of those but was wondering if my garage is an ok place, or is it too cold. Good luck! Submitted by Michelle Donati on March 7, 2015 - 7:06pm. Too late in the season. I plant them in August which now I know I should plant them in May. More Galleries of Transplanting Mums :. Use a shovel to cut plant in half. I'm afraid you need to think of mums as a short-term investment, similar to cut flowers. I have big beautiful mums in pots on my front Then, heap six inches of shredded fall leaves or straw on top of plants. Fill the bottom of your container with good quality potting soil. Sep 12, 2018 - How to Divide & Transplant Mums. I slink off to the refuge of my car or the plumbing department to avoid further embarrassment. Very lucky—and that’s not to take anything away from your gardening skills. Should new growth have shown up by now? Your mums should have started to grow by now. thanks again sorry for the ramble :), Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 24, 2013 - 6:14pm. Hmm... What to do. These tiny flies are commonly found in houseplants or outdoor plants grown in greenhouses or large-scale nurseries. In the spring. So is it ok to take them out of the pot and plant them.I am on the east coast and the tempeture is nowc75-85 on the east coast. I bought some potted mums from Home Depot in early October here in middle TN. Would it be okay to store my potted mum's in my unheated garage? Submitted by Faye ann on October 29, 2014 - 3:58pm, I have 8 mums and I am seeing that it looks best to wait till spring to plant them. Submitted by pann1221 on April 14, 2014 - 12:37pm. I planted my little mum given to me on Mother's day. however, i was planning to overwinter my 4 mums my mom gave me this fall in our garage (zone 5 - joliet il)- can i keep them in the cheap-o thin plastic pots they were bought in or do they need a formal clay or other pot? It should be well after the last frost. Funny I live in Iowa and my mum's were on the north side of the house.They over wintered just fine no special care for winter.fertilized in spring and they grew into huge bushes! Submitted by The Editors on June 18, 2013 - 11:47am. Also garage has 3 little round windows so I thought maybe I could just put a blanket over top? Every few years, I need new mums to replace the old. Leave the foliage on the plants until spring. I live in Mi,,got a mum plant as a gift. able to leave them in the ground and not dig them up in the fall? Awesome. Submitted by Candace Buckner on March 11, 2016 - 4:44pm. I think i will also cover them with a frost protection wrap as well. They should be divided in the spring when new growth appears. Submitted by Weebea on October 10, 2013 - 8:27am. This year for the first time I began to grow chrysanthemums wintering in the ground, I bought 22 varieties. Depending of where you live the mums may not survive the winter if planted outdoors. I planted 6 mums last fall per instructions on the container (just getting into gardening and not realizing they should he planted in spring). I live in Texas and we have had 3 really bad freezes and ice this year. Am I supposed to cut these down to 4 inches? Mums are a hardy perennial plant best planted in the spring, but mums that are sold in garden centers in the autumn are really being treated as annuals. I am in zone 5 - joliet, IL - I have brought the pots out for some of the milder days and bring them back into the garage at night - I must be an impatient gardener - but i am just too excited to see if they survived or not :) the stumps look really dry and brown - so just wondering should I plant them in the ground after frost risk is over in this brown dry state - or should there be some green by then? Submitted by Laurie Mullay on November 20, 2013 - 3:56pm, I live in sw Florida. I have read that planting mums in the fall is not a wise thing to do. Water thoroughly after planting. Thanks for confirming that doubt. Please tell me I dont have to dig them up and put in pots for the winter. If you overwinter them in an unheated garage, insulate them with mulch heaped around (put newspaper under, as palnned), keep the soil barely moist (this si one of those variables noted above), watch for fungal problems. Thank you for your kind words. Submitted by genie dorsey on June 7, 2015 - 9:21pm. I just planted some MUMS in the ground for a fall landscape and party that I am having in Oct . Signs that a chrysanthemum plant needs division include dead patches of growth at the center of the plant and an overall decrease in blooming and foliage growth. They are great planted in your beds or in pots. I'm in Indianapolis and our winters can be brutally cold. I've cut them back once already, but I've noticed it looks like I may have buds coming on... it's May 12th! Spring is the best time to divide mums; just wait until the danger of frost has passed and new leaf growth appears before lifting them from the ground. Replant as soon as possible in a loose, well- drained, organic soil. For outdoor varieties, add extra mulch to protect the plant and add moisture. After cutting my last bloom, they are all now blooming again. I think it is too late to plant right? It is now sept.18 is it ok to plant them for the fall, and if so how long will the blooms keep before they turn brown. Submitted by Merle Van Gieson on September 18, 2014 - 2:27pm. We have to admit. Transplant spring mums after frost danger has passed, and transplant fall mums at any time in late summer or fall, at least six weeks before the first expected frost. Now spring is almost here and I want to start mums from seeds indoors and then transplant into bigger pots so I'll have plenty of blooming mums when September and October roll around. Read above and, if you really feel strongly about buying now, consider overwintering the plants in pots as explained above. Dig a planting hole for each potted mum that is the same depth as the pot and 1 1/2 times as wide. Spring. We planted it on the south side of the house and it thrived. They were kept in the basement and we could not find a grow light so we settled for fluorescent lighting for 6-8 hours per day. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/garden-chrysanth... www.sarahraven.com/articles/how_to_take_chrysanthemum_cuttings.htm. If the leaves are still green, it means that they are making food for the plant, which helps the plant to survive the winter.) People just throw out the mums after autumn. This year my hubby cut the plants to only about 3 inches sticking out of the ground - I freeked and was sure I would not see my mums again - but back they are pretty as ever tho a little leggier than they use to be before he did that. I buy potted mums every year when they come out around end of September early October. Last September/October, I spent about $75 on mums to fill in spaces in my garden and decorate my front porch for fall. This is a project in a small park around a flag for our church boy's Rangers Program. I am 83 years old and been gardening most of my life and I can tell you I have learned a lot about mums and peonies here. Sounds like a good plan, Betsy. I have some potted mums I bought this fall .... Can I plant my mums in the ground now after they are pretty much done blooming? Submitted by jim guidarini on September 7, 2014 - 9:41am, Hi just bought 4 8' hardy mums can i put them in my basment til spring or can i plant them now, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on September 8, 2014 - 4:34pm. Submitted by The Editors on October 11, 2016 - 9:29pm. Either transplant now or wait till it they finish blooming. I was going to cut them down to about 6 inches, put them on newspaper in my garage, and cover them with newspapers on top in a dark area while keeping them watered about once a week until I can plant them in the ground come spring. I buy some unopened mums in early October and put them in terra cotta or a quality, heavy duty plastic pot, using decent potting soil. I have dug out plants from a flower bed by one of my sheds. Water and put the pot in a protected area (example: garage, cold frame). Last September/October, I spent about $75 on mums to fill in spaces in my garden and decorate my front porch for fall. It should be well after the last frost. But if you're in Louisiana they would probably survive Winter . Submitted by Chelaine on November 19, 2020 - 12:59pm. Submitted by MaryAnn on October 10, 2016 - 1:30pm. Could the sun have anything to do with the fading? Transplant chrysanthemum divisions quickly, so the roots don't have time to dry out. The best way to remedy this problem is to transplant your newly purchased mums into a larger pot. Don't waste them if you want them next year! Mums are ideal for containers because of their shallow root systems. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 10, 2013 - 2:06pm. east Georgia. The best times for transplanting perennials are the months when the weather is cool. Submitted by komodo on May 21, 2015 - 1:59pm. Mums grow slowly over the summer. Growing Chrysanthemum Flowers: How To Care For Mums. You won't get flowers until about September, at least in northern latitudes. We even had snow yesterday into this morning. Submitted by Dane on October 17, 2016 - 8:59am. What do I do when the buds are all gone? You can also try propagating your mums. I planted my Mum plant on mother's day and now it is late August and it has tripled in size. I am in the #5 zone, Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on October 10, 2014 - 3:42pm. Garden mums will survive in ... Shear the flowers from the potted mums with hand pruners. Thank you, Submitted by Julibob on October 21, 2013 - 7:39pm. Just yesterday I planted them in my garden. Be sure to water plants well before storage and then water every month to keep roots alive. No flowers but lost of green. If your spring is mild, and you plant the mums in early March, you may get a spring bloom. Place the plant in the hole and fill with garden soil and existing soil. It doesn't get very cold here. Then, cut the plants back to 1 inch. This gives them time to become established and survive the winters. I will be purchasing them from the store in pots. It may make it. If not you need to replace them with new mums. Submitted by fran geurts on October 19, 2015 - 8:09am, I live in the hamilton, ontario area and for the last 2 years l planted mums in my front yard in octobers. Do this after they have been killed … Store them in a cold basement or cool dark closet. Thank you! lol, Submitted by Sheilah Perry-R... on September 19, 2018 - 8:50am. DO NOT cut back the foliage. If you're transplanting mums from a plastic pot to the soil, the hole you dig should be the same depth as the pot they came in. Should we add more mulch at some point? See my message to Bob. Submitted by Wendy S. Dunkel... on January 6, 2014 - 9:08am. It had some good advice. Just yesterday we planned 20 mum's purchased at a big box store in a full-sun location. Don't fertilize until early spring. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on August 1, 2014 - 1:50pm. They came back both times and grew bigger. Submitted by Peggy Ruble on September 14, 2013 - 7:47pm. I don't know why some of mine last 3 seasons. Wait until the soil in the pot is dry 1/2 inch under the surface. Submitted by The Editors on November 2, 2016 - 1:05pm. The life of a baby boy with a 'one in a million' condition is set to be saved - thanks to a transplant from his mum. Fertilize monthly. Don't be discouraged. In late summer when other plants call it quits, mums hit their stride. Work a 3-inch-thick layer of rotted manure or other organic compost into the top 8 to 12 inches of soil to improve its moisture retention and texture. Now, I've read these plants can get 3ft tall the second year and I've planted it in the front of my flower bed where it's hiding other plants. Remove the dead flowers and keep plants well-watered. After the mums start to turn brown, cut them back to within 1 inch of the soil. Transplant the chrysanthemums to a new, larger container once you bring them home. They are still blooming. I find myself doing the same thing, wanting the feeling of fall flowers, but honestly, I also dislike the big box store varieties so I went online today, September, looking for mail order. In April, I bring them out into the sun and water. If not, not a big loss. Submitted by Pam Coley on September 8, 2011 - 11:53am. How or can I winter those over?? Spring, summer? ~Thank you. Submitted by Doreen G. Howard on November 10, 2014 - 2:27pm. Dig a hole twice the size of the existing root ball. Submitted by pann1221 on November 24, 2013 - 5:01pm, hi doreen & almanac staff- this info is great! Should I transfer them to bigger pots? All we do is soak the ground well and then heavily mulch just before the first frost. Hi, Joe, As the blog post above explains, mum—er, chysanthemums—purchased in the fall season are not suitable for planting. Submitted by The Editors on May 27, 2016 - 12:06pm. Before freezing weather occurs, give the mums you hope to overwinter a high phosphorus fertilizer to stimulate root growth. Or at what point should I plant them for best chance of blooming again next fall and not dying. Did we just make a huge mistake? Peonies are a good example of a plant that prefers to be transplanted in autumn if it must happen at all. I have bought those $1.98 mums at Walmart, the grocery, etc. I live in South Dakota and the Black Hills and of course we have cold winters. Should I just throw them away or is there a chance I could still plant them in the Spring? Trim the dead flowers off the top of the mum. We put a layer of mulch down after planting. I would like to try to overwinter my hardy mums but would like your advice as to the best place. dahlias.jpg. Submitted by Lindsay on May 12, 2015 - 4:04pm, I live in Northern Florida. The following are extra-hardy mums. If heat builds up in the garage, vent it. If so, what should I use? thank you in advance. Is their anything I can do to try to protect them so they won't die. Spring is the best time. Provide 1 inch of water each week during the growing season. Submitted by MAN on November 8, 2014 - 10:16am. Doreen- I live in zone 6 at a 750 elevation in the Blue Ridge Mts of VA. Can I prevent it? Illinois Zone 5 In the summer, focus chrysanthemum care on providing enough moisture, both through watering and applying mulch. Many gardeners toss them out when they're finished blooming, but chrysanthemums (Dendranthema x grandiflora), better known as mums, are perennials that can thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Both types come from the same original parent, a golden-yellow daisy-like mum from China. Here’s how to keep your mums alive through winter! 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