Chrysanthemums From Seed? - Knowledgebase Question

Falcon Heights, MN
Question by rachelberger
June 18, 2000
I have recently become interested in starting my garden and flower bed plants from seed. I have had great luck so far this year however, I would like to start my chrysanthemums from seed and can't find them anywhere. Why???

Ps. I'm looking for a variety of autumn colors

Answer from NGA
June 18, 2000


Chrysanthemum flowers are sterile so you'll need to purchase plants and then divide them to increase your stock. After the foliage and stems die down in the winter and the roots have time to rest, they'll send up new shoots. As soon as shoots are visible in the spring dig the plant and divide the roots so that each shoot can become a new plant. After a few years of division, you'll have a whole yard full of chrysanthemums!

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