Make sure they are frequented by bees. Remove flower heads as they fade to prevent excessive seed production and dispersal. How many seeds should I plant in each outdoor hole? Spread a fresh top layer of soil over the roots as well, not just on the sides. Chrysanthemums like the morning sun, so try to place them in a spot that gets sunlight in the earlier hours of the day. How can I get the seeds from my own flowers? Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 113,927 times. They are better suited for outdoor growth, as they require full sun and a period of dormancy in the winter. Pick a sunny, well-drained spot for your mums if you're planting them in the yard, and make sure you dig a hole big enough for the roots to grow. Clip the stems to ground level. I saved a lot of money by not investing in new. You can also plant your chrysanthemums along a fence to help protect them from the wind. He also covers parenting, juvenile science experiments, cooking and alternative/home remedies. Replant them 18” (457.2 mm) apart. How to Collect Mum Seeds. Dump the contents of the bag onto a plate. Shasta daisies are related to garden mums. Cut Shastas remain beautiful for several days in vases. Avoid planting mums near large trees or invasive roots. It should be time to transfer them after about 6 weeks. Be careful not to oversaturate the soil — it should be moist, not dripping wet. The Shasta daisy is often confused with its smaller cousin, the ox-eye daisy (L. vulgare). If you’d like, you can place a heating mat under the tray to warm the soil for faster germination. If it's not, your soil isn't well-drained. It’s best to water mums in the early morning or late afternoon. In general, mums are perennials that profusely flower in late summer to fall. Hardy mums (Chrysanthemums spp.) To tell if the soil in your yard has proper drainage, dig a hole that's roughly 12 inches (30 cm) deep and fill it with water. For more advice from our Horticultural reviewer, including how to grow chrysanthemums from a cutting, keep reading. Next, allow the seeds to germinate in a sunny spot, making sure to keep the soil moist. Plant chrysanthemums in the early spring or after the danger of freezing weather has passed. However, seeds must be planted at the right time of year and kept under appropriate conditions to perform their best. This article has been viewed 113,927 times. These plants reseed themselves prolifically when left to their own devices, and they can spring up all over the garden and yard within a year or two. Deadhead Shasta daisies regularly throughout the growing season. This member of the aster family is referred to scientifically as Leucanthemum maximum, Chrysanthemum x … If you're planting seeds, spread them evenly in a tray or pot and keep them moist in a sunlit windowsill. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/e\/e0\/Grow-Chrysanthemums-Step-01.jpg\/v4-460px-Grow-Chrysanthemums-Step-01.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/e\/e0\/Grow-Chrysanthemums-Step-01.jpg\/aid2218341-v4-728px-Grow-Chrysanthemums-Step-01.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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