All Things Gardening forum: mum won't bloom

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Name: Betty (woodspirit) Sherrill
Lake Toxaway, NC (Zone 6b)
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woodspirit
Oct 27, 2013 10:09 AM CST
I have green and gold mums. I particularly like this one because the leaves are edged in white whereas normally, mum leaves are pretty boring. I do have acid soil here.
Do they have to have complete full sun to bloom?
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Smiling
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Oct 27, 2013 2:03 PM CST
Does it get at least six hours of full sun?
Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 27, 2013 6:55 PM CST
Check your sunlight. Mine didn't bloom because I planted them under a gas lamp. Another group got light from the streetlight at night. It was like sunlight to the mums 24/7.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 28, 2013 12:44 PM CST
Right, they need at least 12 hours of darkness as well as enough sun during the day to bloom.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Oct 28, 2013 4:08 PM CST
I never thought of the amount of darkness factor! Makes sense!
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Oct 29, 2013 12:34 PM CST
That's what they say but I have two street lights and mine still bloom. Go figure.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 29, 2013 12:52 PM CST
Are you certain that it is a garden mum and not a florists mum? If I plants a florists mum here they often do not bloom before late in the season and most often freeze.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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