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How to Grow Chrysanthemums in Pots

Gardening is an art, and like all art forms, it calls for the right kind of palette. When it comes to choosing colourful, vibrant, and hardy blooms to brighten up your garden or indoor space, Chrysanthemums, fondly known as ‘mums’, are an exceptional choice. These flowers are not only strikingly beautiful but also versatile, making them an excellent addition to your garden palette.


Chrysanthemums Care

Chrysanthemums have an uncanny ability to transform any garden with their exquisite beauty. Besides being a delightful feast for the eyes, Chrysanthemums also bring a plethora of benefits to your garden that enhance their appeal.

Chrysanthemums are hardy plants that can adapt to different environments, making them a favourite among both newbie and seasoned gardeners. They have an extended blooming period, often until late autumn when most other plants have ceased blooming. This ensures that your garden remains a riot of colours for a longer period.

As companion plants, Chrysanthemums are excellent. Their strong aroma often deters many pests, making your garden less vulnerable to pest attacks. Certain chrysanthemum varieties also attract pollinators, which can significantly contribute to the overall health and aesthetics of your garden.

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Pot Chrysanthemum – Splash Lightning – Garden Express Australia


Growing Chrysanthemums in Pots

For garden enthusiasts who are space-limited or who simply enjoy container gardening, you’ll be thrilled to know that Chrysanthemums thrive exceptionally well in pots. Here is a detailed guide to successfully growing Chrysanthemums in pots.


1. Pot selection:

Begin by selecting a pot that is at least 30cm in diameter. Ensure it has good drainage holes as Chrysanthemums don’t fare well in waterlogged soil. You may consider using a pot made of clay or ceramic as they are more breathable, contributing to healthier root growth.


2. Planting time:

The optimal time to plant Chrysanthemums is in the spring, post the last frost. This gives the plants ample time to establish a robust root system before the onset of winter.


3. Soil:

Chrysanthemums prefer well-drained soil. Use a high-quality potting mix and consider incorporating some compost to enhance the nutrient content. If the soil seems too heavy, you can lighten it by adding some perlite or coarse sand.


4. Sunlight:

Chrysanthemums require a good amount of sunlight. Therefore, position your pot in a place that receives at least 5 to 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.


5. Watering:

While Chrysanthemums need regular watering, overwatering can lead to root rot. The soil should be kept evenly moist, and the frequency of watering should be adjusted based on the season and the local climate.


6. Feeding:

To ensure lush growth and vibrant blooms, feed your Chrysanthemums every two weeks with a balanced liquid fertiliser during the growing season.


7. Pruning:

Regular pruning is essential for bushier growth and more prolific blooming. Pinch back the tips of the stems in early summer to encourage branching.

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The Garden Express Difference

At Garden Express, we invite you to dive into the fascinating world of Chrysanthemums. Our collection is carefully curated to offer the best in quality, variety, and value. Shopping for your favourite Chrysanthemums has never been easier. Our dedicated customer service team is always happy to assist you with any queries.

If you’re ready to start your chrysanthemum journey or add to your existing collection, we invite you to explore our wide range of Chrysanthemums online. You’re sure to find the perfect blooms to make your garden or indoor space truly shine. For more information, please call us on 1300 606 242 or fill out our online contact form.

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