early blooming mum varieties
I do not have any other mum suppliers that I have used, but you can be sure I’m currently on the hunt for some. Thus, a particular mum variety may be early-, midseason-, or late-blooming. My second favorite mum of all time, the rich ruby red of this bloom is unlike any other I’ve seen. I sure wish I could have worked at Longwood. Your email address will not be published. xo. For optimal blooming, the plants should be fertilized regularly throughout the growing season. As the petals open, they soften to a lavender tone that is beyond lovely when mixed with Candid and Apricot Alexis, as well as late season dahlias like Cafe au Lait and Voodoo. Thanks again for all the great info. these are stunning! They like a soil pH slightly on the acidic side. Apparently she’s a finicky plant that doesn’t like to overwinter so the team at King’s Mums has a hard time getting enough cuttings to sell. The repeated freezing and thawing of the soil will heave the plant out of the ground and kill the roots. What a treasure of knowledge!! The main stems of the plant are thick and super sturdy so they hold up well to being out in the open field. What an informative and beautiful site. Otherwise you may experience a high mortality rate due to root rot, rather than frost. We often use it before it’s fully open though and absolutely love the very warm red and gold color mixed in with other warm autumn tones. That's especially true when you pair them with other late-season bloomers, such as sedum, goldenrod, Russian sage, asters, and gaillardia. Established plants should be lifted and divided every two to three years. We â¦ What a beautiful site! Definitely a keeper! Growing Notes The warm undertone of the color lets it play nicely with other warm autumn colors, even red. With this fertilizer, you might only need to feed the plants once. Flowers very nicely as a spray. I seriously loved this post! Early-blooming mums can be cut back or allowed to flower. I use potting soil — ProMix BX to be exact. Repotting is the single most important thing you can do to increase the longevity of your mums. Unfortunately, the mums for sale in garden centers in the fall have been coddled in nurseries and coaxed to set buds for September blooms. If you are purchasing multiple potted mums for a front porch or for fall landscape decorations, choose several varieties so that you will have continuous blooms. Ball Garden Mums are classified into Early, Mid, Late and Very Late flowering varieties. This flower is very closely related to Scilla (Blue Siberian Squills). Here are general rules for chrysanthemums in other years when they donât look as if they will bloom too early: For sturdy flowers and big blooms start pinching back chrysanthemums in spring and pinch often. Mums thrive in full sun but can handle a bit of shade. We are cutting heavily from the mums from the last week of October to the third week in November. 10) Seatons J Dore The flowers are 1" acrossâpurple and pink varieties are on the market. Two of the most common causes of premature budding that are within the growers' control are stress from lack of watering or from lack of fertilization. Hooray for the reintroduction of so many beautiful heirloom varieties, and thank you for encouraging the use of in-season flowers. Since the central bud opens so much earlier than the laterals, we usually cut it out first to use in small centerpieces. These plants grow fast, and you should have flowers in the first growing season. Do not prune them back after frost has turned them brown. The buds are huge and a true purple; great for corsages and boutonnieres. I will try to grow better! Other common names for these colorful fall characters are based on the shortened version (\"mums\") of the genus name. This large lush bloom has the most amazing copper gold tone. There is also a semi-double type of mum, which is very similar to the single blooms and are attractive when used in sprays. Our November weddings and Thanksgiving centerpieces are heavily reliant on the mums. We have overwintered mums in the hoop house with pretty solid success. Natural-Season Flowering Average Natural-Flower Date Very Early Before Sept. 9 Early Sept. 10 to 18 Mid Sept. 19 to 26 You can do no wrong as a designer when Apricot Alexis is at your disposal. i love mums! Most mums are completely root-bound when you get them. Jennie, Your email address will not be published. They are quite abundant, and we use Pure Spray Green as an organic control. I’m in Michigan! But that sun and heat also speeds up the blooming cycle of the plant. If you choose to move the plants, do so before the first hard freeze. 7) Honeyglow I do that with my dahlias and far prefer it over the netting! Comes to Must Have Perennials from Aris Horticulture, Inc. However, there are varieties that are truly perennial in most climates when planted in the early spring or in the fall several weeks before the first frost. Thanks! It’s a very productive plant and does fairly well without disbudding, though it would no doubt do better if you took the time to do so. Mums do contain substances that are toxic to cats, dogs, and horses, so take care to plant them where they won't tempt curious animals. Some signs include leaf and stem damage, webbing on the plants, and visible insects. In a small study we performed with three Cheryl mum varieties, which are late season varieties, plants grown at a day and night temperature of 95 and 77 F flowered at the same time whether the photoperiod was 10 or 12 hours long. Unfortunately, mums as cut flowers in the United States suffered quite a blow when flower production was globalized in the 70s and 80s. Early and midseason varieties are ideal for areas in the middle of the country. Flowers very nicely as a spray. I will update the post if I should find some. Jennie, thank you for sharing your vast mum knowledge! I’m officially inspired to experiment with growing some mums next season! Just wondering what kind of medium you plant the mum cuttings in? especially after reading this!! Late-blooming cultivars flower after mid-October. Full sun forces a mum into full-blown bloom mode. Really helpful to know good varieties and that you don’t disbud. Plant these flowers in clusters in rock gardens, along paths, or under a lawn. This system works for us but may not work for every farm depending on the end consumer. This short-lived perennial plant is usually treated as an annual for providing color in early-season flower beds, containers, and window boxes.Petals can be just about any color from white to almost black, and everything in between. Established plants should not be fed after July, so new growth is not injured by frost. If plants are dry in the morning make sure to irrigate thoroughly and evenly. 6) Apricot Courtier And regions with hard winter freezing can see the plants succumb to cold unless they are covered with deep mulch. Maybe that will get you the number of growing days you need for more blooms.