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Growing Chrysanthemums (Mums) from Seed - Ah!

Posted by jazzib 5b (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 14, 10 at 15:16

I ordered a wide variety of chrysanthemum seeds this week before doing much research.

I assumed you sowed them outdoors after the frost-free date, but all information I've found recommends starting them indoors.

I am planning to grow hundreds of them, so starting them indoors isn't ideal! :(

Has anyone successfully sown them outdoors? Can you do that or do I need to sow indoors now?

What about germinating them in a paper towel and then planting outside???

Thank you in advance for all your knowledge and help!!!!


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RE: Growing Chrysanthemums (Mums) from Seed - Ah!

I have sown them outside in the Spring with ok results.

Maybe 1/4 bloomed but they all bloomed great the following year for me.

They just take time, starting inside will assure you get a better percentage of mature (blooming) plants in the Fall but, you can start them in the Spring.

I hope that helps

Keriann~


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RE: Growing Chrysanthemums (Mums) from Seed - Ah!

Thank you!!! It definitely helps.
What zone are you in? I have my fingers crossed they will overwinter here in 5b.


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RE: Growing Chrysanthemums (Mums) from Seed - Ah!

Sorry.... I am in 5b as well.

WI/IL border.

Keriann~


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