Chrysanthemums, or mums for short, are a popular flowering plant that comes in a wide variety of colours and shapes. In many cultures, chrysanthemums are considered a symbol of happiness, joy, and longevity, making them a popular gift choice for birthdays, anniversaries, and other happy occasions. They are also a popular choice for Mother's Day and other holidays, as they are often associated with love and gratitude. At The Little Market Bunch, we offer a variety of mums in different colors, sizes and styles that are available for delivery across Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs.
How to Plant Chrysanthemums?
- Chrysanthemums grow well in well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. You can choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
- Chrysanthemums prefer soil that is slightly acidic, with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Add compost or aged manure to improve drainage and fertility.
- Dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and place the plant in the hole at the same depth as it was in its previous container. Cover with soil and water thoroughly.
How to Grow Chrysanthemums?
- Pinch back the tips of the plant when it reaches 6 inches tall to encourage bushier growth and more blooms.
- Apply a balanced fertilizer every 3-4 weeks during the growing season to encourage healthy growth and blooms.
- Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
How to Care for Chrysanthemums?
- Chrysanthemums can grow quite tall and may require support to keep their stems upright. Use stakes or supports to keep the stems from drooping.
- Remove spent blooms to encourage new growth and prolong the blooming season.
- Cut the plant back in the fall to prepare it for winter. Leave 2-3 inches of stem above ground to mark the plant's location.
How to Water Chrysanthemums?
- Chrysanthemums prefer deep, infrequent watering rather than frequent shallow watering. Water once in a week, or more frequently during dry spells.
- Chrysanthemums are susceptible to fungal infections, so avoid overhead watering that can splash water onto the foliage.
Shop for the Perfect Chrysanthemums Online at The Little Market Bunch:
At The Little Market Bunch, we offer a wide selection of chrysanthemums that can be ordered online and delivered straight to your doorstep. From classic white and yellow to bold red and purple, our chrysanthemums are available for same day flower delivery across Melbourne. Whether you're looking to send chrysanthemums as a gift or need some bunches to decorate your own home, we've got you covered.
If you need a bouquet of chrysanthemums, order flowers online or call 0452 554 811.