It doesn’t matter where you go these days one thing will be expected, mum’s everywhere; the neighbors’ homes, the shopping malls, the grocery stores… I have no idea why; however, the truth of the matter is, if you don’t get to see one plant this season, it will be because you may live in the Caribbean, or Iceland. Who knows, they may have them there now as well… Smile.
Perennial: This flowering plant is both, annual and perennial, depending on the variety. The perennial type is call “hardy mum”. If you have this type, keep them protected after the fall season. They will go dormant during winter and will come back in the spring.
Hardiness: They won’t survive winters in areas where the temp. drops to single digits.
Deer Resistant: Mostly resistant to deer and rabbits.
Full Sun: Will do great in full sun. That is if you water the plants regularly.
Partial Sun: Prefers full sun.
Bloom Time: Bloom for about a month in late summer and/or fall.
Color: Plenty to select.
Size: 12 to 48 inches - H and 24 to 36-W
Water Needs: Regularly, keep moist.
Good Companion Plants: Any other fall blooming plant; however, I prefer to use mums with pumpkins, hay bales and corn stalks during and the fall season.
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