Floral Mums

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Characteristics

Species: spp.

Plant Height: 12-18 in.

Spread: 24-30 in.

Evergreen: No

Plant Form: Upright

Minimum Sunlight: Full Sun

Maximum Sunlight: Full Sun

Ornamental Features

Floral Mums feature an array of colorful, soft petals at the ends of stems from early fall through winter. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its green leaves remain their color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Floral Mums is a perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends well with other foliage, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. This is a relatively low maintenance plant. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics. Floral Mums are recommended for the following landscape applications; General Garden Use, Container Planting, Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Floral Mums will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24-30 inches. When grown in masses or used as a container plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. With proper care, this plan can re-grow as a perennial and does not need to be replaced. This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. Floral Mums is a fine choice for the garden, but is ideal for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a thriller in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers that make a statement. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the garden.