How to grow chrysanthemums in a garden

  1. Fill starter pots or trays with Yates Seed Raising Mix. Sow Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum paludosum) seeds, cover, firm down and water well. 
  2. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  3. While the seedlings are growing, choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun and prepare the planting area well by digging in compost & Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
  4. Allow the seedlings to grow to at least 7-10 cm before transplanting
  5. When transplanting them into your prepared garden bed, ensure seedlings are well spaced – at least 30 cm apart. Water in well.
  6. Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw.
  7. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

     


How to grow chrysanthemums in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 200 mm wide and deep. Position in full sun.
  2. Fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. 
  3. Plant directly into the pot by pressing the Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum paludosum) seeds lightly into the surface of the pot. 
  4. Water gently and keep moist through germination period.
  5. Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.

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Growing tips

  • If planting out established plants into the garden or pot, ensure to create a hole or choose a pot at least twice the size of the plant. Once planted fill in the hole and water well.
  • If growing in a pot indoors, keep the pot in a well-lit position and regularly remove dead flowers and leaves. 
  • At the end of winter, trim back any remaining dead stems and feed again. 
  • In spring the plants will send up tall, upright shoots. Pinch these back two or three times before the end of the year. This will encourage a bushier growth habit.
 

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