Landscape Literacy

Plant of the Week: Mum

Mums are one of the most recognizable fall flowers. Available in sizes from 4.5″ to 12″,  mums are a popular choice for fall decorating. They bloom late summer through fall with small to medium blooms. Mums come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, red, pink, and white.

Light Needs: Full sun to partial shade

Watering Needs: Moderate watering as needed

Average Size: 16″ – 24″ tall

Why we love this plant: Mums provide a large amount of fall color and can act as an accent plant to your landscape. We often see these beautiful blooms in great fall displays or adorning front porches. When the leaves start turning, mums in bright yellow, orange, and red varieties really set off those gorgeous colors.