Fall Mum Pots / Plants Outdoors

Yellow Fall Mum Pot
Yellow Fall Mum Pot

 Fall mum pots are outdoors everywhere after about mid September every year.

 Fall is the natural blooming period for these garden variety mum plants. The plants have a vegetative period after planting that is normally allowed to proceed until the plants are about 6 inches tall.

To produce a multi bloomed plant like this one, the grower will have pinched the main stem to allow the lateral buds to develop. Some of those are again pinched off later to yield about 3 to 5 flowers per stem.

Various colors and shades are grown each year. The most popular are the yellows, bronzes and reds. There are also some purples/pinks, creams and whites available. 

Numerous flower types are planted but the cushion flower types are most prominent with some button, daisy and shasta types. All are very decorative.

Red Fall Mum Plant
Red Fall Mum Plant

Here are some popular varieties by name:

Dawn………..yellow……..early blooming

Sunny Yellow…………….classic daisy form

Miranda…………classic bronze cushion mum

Tabitha…………bright red cushion form

Regal Cheryl…..mauvey pink cushion form

Mia……………..pink lavender button form

Stacey………….purple and white daisy form

Helga………….white cushion form

Wilma…………white button mounded style

 

 Outdoor fall mums may be planted in various ways. They are ideal as patio plants and are often used as hangers.  You will see mum plants in flower beds of many types.  They are good foundation plants, and look good in massed or groupings.  Garden mums may be planted in the fall or the spring. But most of us will probably buy one or two in September when they suddenly appear for sale every where you look……..from flower shops, green grocers and garden centers to nurseries.