Different colors of chrysanthemums a mass planting.


Chrysanthemums are the classic autumn flower. Mums start blooming in late summer and last into deep fall. Rather than purchasing cut flowers at the store, why not grow yours at home? Browse through our guides to find out how best to care for these plants both inside and outside along with pruning tips, preventing and treating plant problems, as well as cultivar selection. Happy gardening!

How to Fertilize Chrysanthemums for a Bountiful Display

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Chrysanthemums can benefit from a little fertilizer if you want to maximize their colorful late-season show. But it’s not as simple as tossing some food onto the soil and hoping for the best. Learn all about how to feed chrysanthemums, including when and how to apply fertilizer, and the best types to use. Read more now.

How to Identify and Manage Powdery Mildew on Chrysanthemums

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Powdery mildew is extremely common in home gardens, and despite being tough little plants, even chrysanthemums are sometimes plagued by this fungal pathogen. This guide helps you identify and get rid of powdery mildew on your mums using natural and highly effective methods like milk spray and copper fungicides.

Fusarium Wilt in Chrysanthemums: Identify and Control This Disease

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If part of your chrysanthemum plant looks sad and wilted, you could be dealing with fusarium wilt. This fungal disease is bad news and it can spell doom for your plant if you don’t address it. We’ll help you to identify and deal with this increasingly common issue in mums, and learn how to prevent infection. Read more.

How Long do Chrysanthemums Last?

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Chrysanthemums have a longer lifespan than many people realize. These fall-blooming favorites have much more to offer than a single season of color. This guide explains how long mums last and provides tips on how to keep them thriving for years to come, including how to save seeds from your favorites. Read more now.

How to Use Chrysanthemums for Pest Control in the Garden

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Chrysanthemums are used to make pyrethrins, which are the most popular insecticides on the planet, and for good reason. They have low toxicity for birds and mammals, but kill insects rapidly on contact. You can make your own insecticide using the mums that you grow in your own garden. This guide explains the process.

How to Winterize Hardy Garden Mums

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You’ve enjoyed their vibrant autumn color and now winter is creeping in. But what if you’re not ready to say goodbye to your mums? Rather than tossing them out, our helpful guide will show you how to overwinter your plants so you can enjoy them year after year, from fall prep to spring care. Read more now.

Chrysanthemums – A Late Season Dazzler

Chrysanthemums are gorgeous late in the season | GardenersPath.com

To extend the flowering season of your garden, look no further than the chrysanthemum. With a beautiful variety of flower shapes and colors, this autumn mainstay shines brightly when all the other flowers have packed it in for the year. Join us now for a closer look at this easy-to-grow perennial!