Tips and Tricks for Hearty Fall Mums

One of the most popular and well-known fall plants is the vivacious fall mum. Make sure your fall mums get at least 6 hours of sunlight and do not let them dry out, this goes for both garden mums and indoor pots as well. Take care not to over-water as soggy soil can prevent them from flowering and cause root rot. The biggest sign of over-watering is yellow leaves that turn black and fall off.
Keep mums evenly watered to ensure the best flowering. It is possible to have annual mums if they are planted in the spring or summer and have ample time to establish a good root system. They can stay in the ground during winter (especially with a layer of mulch for colder areas like ours) if they are cut down to only a few inches above the soil but potted mums should be brought inside and watered to just slightly moist during winter dormancy.
Be sure to deadhead old blooms frequently to encourage new growth and enjoy the beautiful, full look of these marvellous mums!
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