When is the best time to plant garden mums?

Question:

When is the best time to plant garden mums?

Answer:

Spring is the best time to plant garden mums (Chrysanthemum ×morifolium) in Iowa.  Mums planted in spring survive the winter much better than those planted in fall.  Spring planted mums have the opportunity to grow and establish themselves over a period of several months.  Fall planted mums have little time to establish themselves before winter and are much more likely to be severely damaged or destroyed in winter.  

Last updated on
December 22, 2021