When learning how to grow chrysanthemums, youll find theyre adaptable to soil types, but do best in organic soils. Mums also prefer a sunny spot in the landscape. Chrysanthemums will grow in partial shade, but may get leggy when reaching for sunlight.
When should chrysanthemums be planted?
spring If youre using a mum as a perennial, plant in early spring, or in the fall at least six weeks before the first killing frost. If youre using chrysanthemums for a pop of fall color to boost your late season garden, plant them when theyre blooming in later summer or early fall and treat them as annuals.
How do you take care of potted chrysanthemums?
Chrysanthemums love full sun and all that heat means they also need plenty of water. Give them a good soak after repotting, then water every other day or whenever soil seems dry. Try to avoid allowing your plants to wilt.