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Do yellow garden mums come back every year?

Do yellow garden mums come back every year?

Because people often think that mums (formally called Chrysanthemums) are at best a finicky perennial, many gardeners treat them as annuals, but this doesn’t have to be the case. With just a little winter care for mums, these fall beauties can come back year after year.

How do you take care of a yellow garden mum?

Mum Care for Fall

  1. Full to partial sun.
  2. Plant about 2 feet apart in bedding areas.
  3. Fertilize with a slow release fertilizer (Osmocote) after planting and water in thoroughly.
  4. Water mums from the soil to prevent stem rot.
  5. Once the ground freezes and plant becomes dormant, mulch well to prevent the roots from freezing.

How long do yellow mums last?

Early bloomers often begin flowering in late July, early fall bloomers show off blooms in September and late fall bloomers start their stunning display of colors in October. Each variety differs, but most mums will continue to bloom for four to eight weeks.

Are garden mums easy to keep alive?

However, once you get them home, mums are incredibly easy to kill. They dry out in a nanosecond—or so it seems—and after any repeated periods of stress from drying out, they often just die. However, you can keep these beautiful flowers alive with a little tender loving care.

How long will potted mums last?

Garden mums may be grown in containers, or planted in beds with existing shrubs and flowers. Flowers generally last about two or three weeks, depending on the outdoor temperatures and how far along the blooming process was when the plants were purchased.

What’s the difference between garden mums and hardy mums?

Garden mums are the same thing as hardy mums. Nurseries and garden centers have stopped calling them hardy mums overtime. Mums need special care to over make it through the winter. Mum overwintering is dependent on placement, pruning and conditions.