Mums the Word!

Looking for some late-summer, early fall perennial bloomers? Add a colorful chrysanthemum to your flower bed or fall container garden! We have moved hundreds of these prolific, hardy and beautifully bushy perennials to our retail benches.

Mums come in a wide variety of colors, from yellow, pink, magenta, red, lavender, and more. Blooms on mums typically last for weeks providing a late-summer boost when other flowers have given out. And did you know that mum’s flowers are edible?

We also offer a great selection of colorful asters, also a hardy late-summer and fall bloomer. Small, abundant, star-shaped flowers tower on 2-3 foot plants, providing a nice backdrop in perennial beds.

Both mums and asters appreciate full sun, and a good dose of compost when planted. They also prefer water at their base, not on the leaves, which encourages powdery mildew.

Come check out our selection.


2 Responses to “Mums the Word!”

  1. Rosalind Larsen says:

    Do you have zeric plants to sell now or do I have to wait until spring?

    • Kate says:

      Rosalind, there is still time! All of our low-water perennials and shrubs are available through October, weather dependent. Xeric plants are denoted as “low-water” or “native” at our nursery.
      Some perennials that are currently available are: ice plant, penstemon, sedum, artemesia, yarrow, hyssop and more. Our native and low-water shrubs include: currants, butteryfly bush, sand cherries, Mexican privet, pea shrub, lead plant, sumac and forsythia.
      Most will still need supplemental water through the winter when planted in the fall. Once established, these will do very well in your xeriscape!

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