information: The word Chrysanthemum comes from two
Greek words... chrysos meaning "gold" and anthos
There are at least two
dozen varieties and colors of indoor flowering pot mum plants available at your local garden
center or floral shop. The
pictured Mum plant is called "Copper Piano".
Most Chrysanthemums these days are purchased as
a disposable indoor flowering house plant. Enjoy the beautiful flowers
during the four to six week period that they are flowering, then replace
them with a new flowering plant. Don't bother to plant the spent
Mums in the yard because they won't grow back next year, they'll
freeze over the winter. The Mums you see growing outdoors are an
entirely different kind of Chrysanthemum called winter hardy fall
Indoor pot Mums can be substantial water
drinkers... check for watering 3 to 4 times per week. Do not allow
the pot to sit in water for more than one day, or display in direct sunshine. There is
no need to fertilize the Mum plant while it is flowering.
for mums... be sure to find out if the plant was Colorado Grown.
Mums produced in our state will last longer than the mums found at the
supermarket that have been shipped in from out of state.