When is the best time to plant chrysanthemums?

The best time to plant chrysanthemums is in the spring, but with care they can be planted in the fall as well. Many people buy potted mums in the fall because they are a great fall décor for your yard. Fall planting should take place early on – at least six weeks before a killing frost. This allows the roots time to become established. Mums planted too late in the fall don’t consistently make it through the winter because the plants don’t have the time to extend their roots beyond the pot-bound root ball into the soil.

One option you can try if you buy fall mums close to the frost date is to winter your mum in a cool, dry location that doesn’t freeze (garage, porch, basement etc). Cut off the foliage and water lightly once a month so that you keep the plants barely moist. Once the threat of frost is past, plant in the ground and water well.

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Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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