Mums are vibrant with fall colors! Although they are actually a perennial, most consumers purchase them as an annual for that instant touch of color in their garden. Whether planted in mass, in containers, or mixed with other fall bedding, the garden Mum is a hardy staple to your fall landscape.
Mums are easy to grow and do not require a lot of extra care. Given adequate water and fertilize they will do very well. Mums are heavy feeders and require more fertilizer than most plants. When watering your mums, wait until the soil starts to dry to water in order to prevent over watering. It is best to apply water early enough in the day for the foliage to dry before nightfall.
Mums come in 5 color groups: Bronze/Orange, Purple/Lavender/Pink, Red, White nd Yellow. We also grow Tricolor (3 colors in 1 pot ) in our #12 size that are very popular.
NEW FOR 2024 – NOVELTY MUMS! Beginning in 2023 as a trial and expanding for 2024, we are growing an assortment of what we are calling Novelty Mums. These mums are colors and bloom types that are great colors but don’t fit in our parameters for regular mum production. They include mums with different bloom types such as daisy and spider blooms; and different colors such as two-toned colors and pink mums.
We grow mums in #8 (1 plant per pot) and #12 Deco (3 plants per pot). Click here to see out container sizes.
Plant 16″ to 24″ apart in full sun.
Mums grow 12-20″ tall and 18-24″ wide. Fall mums that are planted in the ground and overwintered will grow larger the next season.
Mums are scheduled and grow according to the color and ready week. For example, a bronze variety that is scheduled for week 39 (last week of Sept.) is Arluno Orange while a bronze variety scheduled for week 40 (first week of Oct) is Makenna Orange. The result of the mums being grouped by color into a scheduled ready week is that each week a new group of mums is ready which means that each week we will be shipping different varieties that can have different shades of color in their color group.
Mums are scheduled to ship in Bud to Cracking Color (some color showing in the Bud). This allows our customers the longest shelf life which also allows garden center customers to get the most enjoyment out of their mums. Sometimes mums bloom early or late depending on how hot the summer has been. All scheduling is based on the average bloom weeks and can vary a week or two earlier or later.
Below are some examples of the range of colors of mums that we grow.