Will fall planted mums survive the winter?

Question:

Will fall planted mums survive the winter?

Answer:

Unfortunately, fall planted garden mums usually don’t survive the winter even when given winter protection.  Flowering mums purchased in late summer or early fall should be regarded as temporary additions to the landscape.  Spring is the best time to plant mums in Iowa.  Spring planted mums have the entire growing season to get established and usually survive the winter much better than those planted in fall.   

Last updated on
December 16, 2021