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Chrysanthemum Crown Gall Treatment: Managing Crown Gall Of Mum Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Chrysanthemums are quite hardy and easy to grow but crown gall of mum plants can occasionally occur. How do you recognize the symptoms in chrysanthemums with crown gall? Click here for tips on diagnosis and treating mums with crown gall.

Leaf Spot On Mums – Treating Chrysanthemum Bacterial Leaf Spot

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Lighting up the autumn landscape with myriad colors and forms, mums are a welcome addition to any outdoor space. Unfortunately, the mighty mum has an Achilles heel: chrysanthemum leaf spot disease. Learn more about its control in this article.

Mum Rot Treatment – Managing Symptoms Of Chrysanthemum Stem Rot

By Teo Spengler

Chrysanthemum plants are among the easiest perennials to grow in your garden. However, they are not immune to disease. Issues affecting mums include collar or stem rot. For more information on these issues as well as tips for treatment, click here.

Chrysanthemum Fusarium Control – Treating Mums With Fusarium Wilt

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Chrysanthemums are hardy favorites for cooler weather. Their pretty, cheerful flowers brighten up spaces when others won’t grow. One disease to watch out for with your mums is fusarium wilt. Click here to learn more about managing fusarium on mum plants.

Chrysanthemum Lifespan: How Long Do Mums Live

By Liz Baessler

How long do chrysanthemums last? It?s a good question, and one that often comes up in the fall, when garden centers are full of beautiful, flowering pots of them. Learn about the lifespan of mums in this article.

Growing Mums In Containers: How To Grow Mums In Pots

By Liz Baessler

Care of container grown mums can be a little tricky but if you follow some simple rules of chrysanthemum container care, you should be able to enjoy their blooms throughout fall and possibly even the next spring. Click this article to learn more.

Chrysanthemum Information: Annual vs. Perennial Chrysanthemums

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Whether your Chrysanthemum will come back after winter depends upon which species you have. If you aren't sure which one you purchased, the best thing is to wait until next spring and check for regrowth. Click this article for more info.

Chrysanthemum Varieties – What Are Some Different Types Of Mums

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Gardeners delight in hundreds of different types of chrysanthemums, often classified by various criteria. To simplify the process for home gardeners, plants are often divided into eight distinct chrysanthemum plant types. Learn what those are here.

Chrysanthemum Bloom Season: Encouraging Flowers On Mums

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

The chrysanthemum bloom season ranges from late summer into early winter depending upon your zone. In rare cases, mums are not flowering when they should be in full bloom. Learn more about why this happens and what to do here.

Mum Plant Repotting: Can You Repot A Chrysanthemum

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Potted chrysanthemums, often known as florist's mums, are usually gift plants appreciated for their showy, colorful blooms. To keep them longer, repotting may be helpful. This article provides additional information on repotting mums.

Fertilizing Mums: Tips For Feed Mum Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

One of the workhorses of the floral world is the common chrysanthemum. They are prolific bloomers, come in amazing hues, last long and are very low maintenance. Plant nutrition is essential to vitality and good growth. This article will help with feeding mum plants.

Indoor Mum Care: Growing Chrysanthemums Indoors

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Mums are common gift plants found year around, as they have been tricked into blooming by hormones or manipulation of light exposure. Chrysanthemum houseplants require lower light to force blooms. This article will help with keeping mums indoors.

Growing Chrysanthemum Flowers: How To Care For Mums

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Chrysanthemum flowers are a classic addition to brighten the autumn garden. Growing mums is not complicated once you learn the basics of chrysanthemum care. This article can help with that.

Propagating Mums: Growing Mums From Cuttings And Seeds

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Chrysanthemums are one of the heralds of fall. Propagating mums can be from seed, started from division or even from cuttings. With so many ways to propagate it is easy to learn how to start mums. Read more here.

Overwintering Mums – How To Winterize Mums

By Heather Rhoades

Overwintering mums is possible. Because many people think that mums are finicky, many gardeners treat them as annuals. This doesn't have to be the case. Read here to learn more about how to winterize mums.


Paradiso Pink garden mum. Photo by: Proven Winners.


5-9 (some varieties to zone 4).


Flower Color:

Chrysanthemum flowers bloom in a range of colors in shades of white, yellow, orange, lavender, purple, or red as well as bicolor flowers.


They prefer full sunlight during the growing season. Not enough sunlight will result in a weaker plant that produces fewer flower heads. However, blooms will last longer if they are moved to a shadier spot after flower buds develop.

Mums prefer rich, well-drained soil. A good rule of thumb is if the soil is good for vegetables, it's good for mums.

Bloom Time:

September to frost. Known as short-day plants, flowering is triggered by the shorter days in late summer and early fall. Flowering can also be forced in a light-controlled greenhouse.

This disease is caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea. Leaves show brown water-soaked spots. Infected parts become covered with a grayish-brown, powdery mass of spores. This disease may be confused with Ray Blight disease.

Prevention & Treatment: Space plants for free circulation of air. Apply a foliar spray of chlorothalonil or thiophanate methyl. See Table 1 for examples of brands and products. For more information on gray mold control, please see the fact sheet HGIC 2100 Gray Mold.

How can I make sure my mums come back?

Dig a hole slightly larger than the pot and just as deep as the root ball. Water well, and mulch to maintain moisture, keep down the weeds and offer winter protection. Water during dry spells. When the plants appear next spring, feed them with a granular slow-release fertilizer, if you like, and pinch off the tips (the top inch or so) a few times before July to encourage bushiness. After that, stop pinching or you’ll remove flower buds. If you're not into maintenance, leave them be for a more freeform appearance. Either way, your mums won't have that tightly mounded shape subsequent seasons as when you bought them. That's because the plants you first brought home were treated with growth regulators to produce dense, rounded forms.

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