The Q&A Archives: non flowering mums

Questioner's Location: hanover, Pe
Date: August 5, 2008

Question: i transplanted my mums last fall. this year they're growing lovely but no flowers. what should i do?

Answer: Chrysanthemums are short day plants, which means they need lengthening nights to trigger bud formation. They generally begin to form buds in late August and early September; the flowers will open in October, November and sometimes as late as December.

Your patience will be rewarded with lovely fall color.

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