Fall gardening, can bring about a variety of challenges, especially in cooler northern climates. Chrysanthemums, more commonly known as “mums” are available in a variety of colors and can withstand the cooler autumn days of cooler climates.
These beautiful flowers make a great addition to any fall garden. They also look great in any pots you may want to move around your home for an extra pop of color once your summer flowers are gone.
Hardy Mums love full sun and bloom from September through October. There are different varieties that grow in a variety of different zones, so be sure to get an appropriate variation for your climate. Michigan Zones range from 4-6, the metro Detroit area being zone 6.
**In order to survive the winter hardy mums should be planted in the early spring.