Many gardeners treat mums as annuals, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t be a perennial. With just a little winter care for mums, these perennials can be grown year-round. How to Care for a Mummified Mummy in Your Garden.
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How do I know if my mums are perennial or annual?
The perennial, fall-flowering form is Chrysanthemum x morifoliumChrysanthemum x morifoliumChrysanthemum × morifolium (also known as florist’s daisy and hardy garden mum, or in China, 菊花 júhuā) is a hybrid species of perennial plant from family Asteraceae. Japanese style of chrysanthemums is called the great chrysanthemum. If your plant came without identification, note that the annuals have thinner, strappy leaves that are not as toothed as the perennials, which are more pointed.
How do I get my mums to come back every year?
It begins with spring planting. Plants in the spring are the safest way to keep garden mums coming back year after year. This way they’ll be able to develop strong root systems throughout the year to help ensure they’ll survive the winter.
If you don’t want to wait until the last minute, you can also plant them in late spring or early summer when the weather is warmer and the soil is more fertile. You’ll need to be careful not to overwater them, as this can lead to root rot and other problems.
What to do with potted mums after blooming?
Pinch off dead blooms to clean up the plant, but leave branches intact. If you wait until the spring to peck the old stems, you will have a better chance of surviving. If drainage is poor or if you live in an area with poor drainage, garden mums may not survive the winter.
Do mums live through the winter?
Some hardy plants can last for many years, while others are best treated as annuals because they only last for one season. Greenhouse mums need to be replanted in early spring in many regions because they won’t survive the winter in the ground.
The best way to plant a greenhouse mum in your garden is to choose a location that is well-drained and has good drainage. You can also plant the mummies in containers, but be careful not to over-water them, as they will dry out quickly if they get too much water.
Are potted mums perennials?
The mums are grown as annuals. Early-blooming varieties are more likely to survive the winter if you live in aUSDA Plant Hardiness Zones 3 through 6. Mums can also be grown in containers, but be careful not to over-water them. Too much water can lead to root rot, which can cause the plant to wilt and die.
Should you deadhead mums?
You don’t want to over-water your mums, however the worst thing that can happen is for them to get too dry. Deadhead often for lasting blooms. Dead stems and leaves help your plants stay healthy and make your mums look more beautiful.