Fall flowers Suitable for Planters

Planting Fall Flowers (University of Illinois Extension)

March 17, 2013 – 01:01 pm

And best of all, it blooms

This article was originally published on September 14, 2010 and expired on October 10, 2010. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

Chrysanthemums, pansies and ornamental kale can add color to a drab fall garden, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

"Chrysanthemums have been cultivated for more than 1, 500 years and come in a wide variety of colors and types, " Jeff Rugg said. "They flower in many varia¬tions of yellow, gold, pink, white, red, bronze and purple. The flowers can be smaller than one-inch buttons or two-inch pompoms, but can grow as large as six-inch decoratives. These flowers also come in many shapes, from daisies to round, many-petaled balls.

"These plants can grow as compact 10-inch mounds to plants that are several feet tall with stems suitable for cutting and placing in a vase, " he said.

Growing garden mums is relatively easy: they prefer full sun, require soil that drains well and has a lot of organic matter, and only need to be fed once or twice during the summer.

To encourage more flowers, pinch off one inch of growth on each stem every time they grow to six inches long. If you do not pinch them back, they tend to get leggy and fall over on their side. Stop pinching after mid-July.

Mums can be divided each spring by digging up the whole plant. Discard the middle and replant the vig¬orous new shoots.

"Although mums are best planted in mid- to late May, you will not be sure what color flowers you are getting, ' Rugg said. "Many garden centers have a small amount of mums in the spring but stock up in the fall when they are blooming. While garden mums are hardy in northern states, those planted during the fall will sustain winter damage that may kill them.

"Mums sold by florists as decorative pot plants are usually not hardy at all but can be fun to experiment with, " he added.

To protect garden mums from winter damage, wait until the top has been killed by frost. Cut the dead top off about two inches above the ground.

After several frosts, cover the plant with six to eight inches of mulch. This stops the alternating cycles of freezing and thawing that can kill the root stock. Remove about half of the mulch...

Source: web.extension.illinois.edu

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