pelee mum

kris2001(6a - s.e.PA)September 17, 2008

I recently got this PELEE MUM from Giant stores. It is beautiful. I planted it in a pot in my deck. Does anyone know how to collect seeds and grow this from seed?

If not how do I ensure this doesnt die in winter... can I bring it in ? Should I trim it to 1 inch then?

Pls advice on how I can save this till next spring . Pls share your exp. with this Awesome Mum!

http://bexar-tx.tamu.edu/HomeHort/F1Column/2006%20Articles/David'sPlantoftheWeek/Pelee%20Mums.htm

Thanks

Kris

sePA

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dhenry2391(5)

hi kris, pelee has a beautiful color to the flower. this mum is considered a florist-type mum not a winter-hardy mum. so planting it outdoors, our winter would kill it. you can try to overwinter it indoors, but it will look awlful and struggle til next spring. mums indoor are more likely to get bugs as well. aphids, spider mites seem to be the worst. if you have time, then experiment. grow cool, because unless you use artificial lighting, natural light and warm temperatures will produce leggy stems. by the way the two chicago floral conservatories will have their mum show from oct 11 to nov 30, 2008. FREE ADMISSION they are located in lincoln park and garfield park.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2008 at 8:12AM
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