Chrysanthemum, hardy

Bloom Season: Fall

Plant Habit: Mounding, upright

Characteristics: Easy care

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every two weeks

Height: 15" - 24"

Exposure: Sun

Varieties available: Showbiz- light purple

                               Tiger Tail- peachy-orange

                               Morden Garnet - deep red

General Information: 

Chrysanthemums, commonly known as mums, are beautiful flowering plants that can add vibrant colors and a touch of elegance to any garden.

Chrysanthemums belong to the Asteraceae family and are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. They are known for their diverse range of colors, shapes, and sizes, making them a popular choice among gardeners worldwide. These hardy perennials can thrive in various climates, but they prefer well-drained soil and full sun exposure.

When it comes to growing chrysanthemums, proper soil preparation is crucial. These plants require fertile soil with a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5. Before planting, it's recommended to amend the soil with organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve its nutrient content and drainage.

Once your chrysanthemums are established, proper care is essential for their growth and blooming. Regular watering is necessary, especially during dry periods, but be cautious not to overwater as it can lead to root rot. Applying a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks will provide the necessary nutrients for healthy foliage and abundant blooms.

To encourage bushier growth and more flowers, pinching is recommended. Pinch off the top inch of each stem when the plants reach a height of 6-8 inches. Repeat this process every few weeks until mid-July, allowing the plants to focus their energy on lateral bud development.

When it comes to pests and diseases, chrysanthemums can be susceptible to aphids, spider mites, and powdery mildew. Regularly inspect your plants and take appropriate measures to control pests. Proper spacing between plants and good air circulation can help prevent fungal diseases.




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