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Chrysanthemum morifilium (unknown variety)

 

Hardy Mum

Chrysanthemums, also known as ‘mums’, are one of the prettiest varieties of perennials. They offer an extensive variety of flower forms across a wide palette of colours. The plants are ideal as cut flowers, are prized as exhibition blooms and left alone, bring colour to the late summer garden.

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plant Features
  • Hardy Mum likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Hardy Mum likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Hardy Mum is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Hardy Mum likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Hardy Mum

Latin name

Chrysanthemum morifilium (unknown variety)

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Asteraceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hardy Mum likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Hardy Mum is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Hardy Mum likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Hardy Mum likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hardy Mum is 0.45meters x 0.75meters 0.45 M 0.75 M

Chrysanthemum morifilium (unknown variety)

Chrysanthemums, also known as ‘mums’, are one of the prettiest varieties of perennials. They offer an extensive variety of flower forms across a wide palette of colours. The plants are ideal as cut flowers, are prized as exhibition blooms and left alone, bring colour to the late summer garden.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Plant garden varieties in late spring once risk of frost has passed. Plant in any fertile, well drained garden soil in full sun. For florists' varieties, early flowering outdoor types, plant rooted cuttings in potting compost in a 10cm deep box and move it to a cold frame in mid spring to harden off. Move to a growing postion in full sun in late spring, watering in well. For planting of late flowering indoor varieties, this depends upon when the cuttings were rooted. For cuttings rooted by mid-spring, pot into 9cm pots and move to 13cm pots 4 weeks later. Pot cuttings rooted in late spring into 9cm pots and these can be moved to 25cm pots in early summer. Stop plants raised from cuttings taken in early or mid-spring about 10 days after final potting. Allow up to 9 shoots per plant. Plants taken from cuttings in late spring should be stopped and up to 5 of the resulting side-shoots retained per plant. For pot plants, pot in the same way as late flowering indoor florists' varieties.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

All chrysanthemums can be propagated by cuttings taken from the stool - the cluster of shoots that arise from the rootstock at the base of the plant. Dip the bottom half inch of the cutting in rooting hormone powder and insert in pots containing a mix of half peat and half sand. Water in thoroughly and provide a bottom temperature of at least 15C. Cover with polythene untill they have rooted which can take 3 weeks.

 

Flowering

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Chrysanthemums flower from late Summer through to mid Autumn

 
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