|Chrysanthemum, Mums, Chrysanths
|Tender perennial, usually treated as an annual.
|50 plugs (half tray)
|Harden off plugs on arrival and transplant or bump up immediately. Always transplant Mums into moist soil.
|Netting / Staking
|2 layers of Hortonova netting
|Plant when soil is above 55F and stays above 55F. Mums love warmth!
|6"x6" (one plant per square of Hortonova netting)
|Mums require a plentiful amount of water and fertilizer. Constant liquid fertilization is recommended.
|Long days encourage vegetative growth and long stems; short days are required to initiate flowering.
|Pinch approximately 3 weeks after planting, leaving 5-6 leaf nodes.
|When to Plant
|Plant when nighttime temps are above 65F
|Fertilization should be reduced or eliminated during the final two to three weeks of the crop to improve postharvest life. Ideal to harvest when flower or spray is 50% open.
|Post Harvest Care
|Use a holding solution for keeping the water clean and providing sugars. Slow-release chlorine tablets like Chrysal CVBN work great. Strip foliage and don't let it get in the water. Vase life is 2-3 weeks if handled properly.
|Diseases / Insects
|Aphids, fungus gnats, leafminers, spider mites, thrips, powdery mildew, rusts, Botrytis. Scout often.
|See the Syngenta Flowers Cut Mums Culture Guide below for complete instructions. Please note: The mums we sell are patented plants, and propagation is illegal.
Watch the video Growing Mums for Cuts, with Bailey Hale and Alicain Carlson, Ph.D of Syngenta Flowers