The majority of our mums come from right here in Tennessee. Support our Tennessee farmers and growers by buying from garden centers that carry their products.
For gardeners, we know that Fall is just around the corner when Mum season arrives. Well, it’s here and the mums are in bloom and all their great Autumn colors.
Caring for your mum depends on whether you want to keep it for a season or for more seasons to come: If you are planting your mum as an annual, all you need to worry about is planting in well-draining soil in a partly-sunny area of your garden. Choose a container or bed that offers plenty of space for the formed root ball. Water well, and continue to water every other day or so, or as much as needed to maintain blooms.
If you’re planting mums as perennials, it’s best to start in spring in full sun to give roots a chance to get established. Plant the mums in well-draining soil, making sure to leave 6-12 inches between each plant and water frequently. Before winter, protect the mums by covering plants with several inches of mulch. Wait until the following spring to cut back stems, and fertilize well to encourage blooms. If the mums produce spring blooms, pinch them back before late summer to encourage fall flowering.
Have questions about our mums? Want ideas to decorate or spruce up your home or business with mums? Contact us and let us know how we can help!