Question by  wertz4 (21)

How would you rate mums cold hardiness?

I need to know how mum tolerate low temperatures,


Answer by  SoCalPlantLady (73)

It depends on where you live and what kind of mums you are planting. There are hardy mums but different varieties thrive in different climates. Your best bet is to buy plants from a local nursery who will have the right kinds of plants that can overwinter in your area.


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

quite well, my mother in law lives in utah and has many different mums outside. They are pretty hardy and she has never had issues with losing them


Answer by  lorel (274)

Chrysanthemums, referred to familiarly as "mums", tolerate cold temperatures very well. In the daisy family, they are quite hardy in general. In most of the "lower 48" states, in fact, they bloom profusely in the fall, and even the winter in warmer places. Because of this, they are designated the "birth-month" flower for December.


Answer by  akr2 (19)

Chrysanthemums are grown in zones 3-9. Their hardiness depends on the variety. Som are more cold hardy. Mums that produce more stolons are generally cold hardy and can winter over.


Answer by  tschu (417)

Mums are very fragile to freezing tempatures. If you live in a cold weather zone I would suggest keeping them in pots so you can bring them inside on cold nights. If you do this they will bloom through Thanksgiving. Another option is to pick a early blooming type of mum.

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