Spring Garden Tips

Hardy Mum, Garden Mum

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Botanical Name

Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Hardiness

Zones (4)5 to 9 (treat as an annual)

Height

1 to 3 feet

Width

2 to 4 feet

Flowers

Fall: white, yellow, bronze, reds, purples

Light

Full sun

Soil

Moist, well-drained (winter drainage important for survival)

Planting and Care

Space plants 2 to 3 feet apart

Problems

Aphids, mites, powdery mildew, verticillium wilt, winter death is biggest problem

Varieties to Consider

MammothTM Mum - hardy to zone 3b; mounded  3.5' tall by up to 5' wide; bronze, coral, lavender, pink, white and yellow flowers; no pinching

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