|Mum Chrysanthemum X Morifolium 'Alisha Dark Pink'|
Common Name: Mum 'Alisha Dark Pink'
Mum 'Alisha Dark Pink'
Mums are a low maintenance easy to grow fall plant. They are loaded with flowers and come in a wide selection of colors, flower types and bloom times. Lucas Greenhouse grows a full range of mums starting with very early varieties and finishing with late season extenders to keep you in color all fall. Alisha Dark Pink is a Dark Purple Daisy that flowers late in the season with good color retention.
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Mums grow best in full sun location. Mature plants should be planted far enough apart so the foliage does not touch. Plant at same soil level as original container and water in thoroughly. If planted in fall no fertilizer is needed until spring. Diseases are best prevented by mums being planted in well drained soil with proper spacing to allow for airflow. It is also important not to water late in the day so the foliage is dry come nightfall. Wait until spring to cut back dead stalks. To encourage branching and development of compact bushy plants, it is important to pinch back your garden mums in the spring as soon as the new growth is 4-6 inches tall. You can pinch about ½ of the new growth at the top of each and every shoot. Repeat this procedure throughout the summer whenever new shoots are 3-5 inches long. You can stop pinching around early to mid July.
Mums bloom in response to the shorter days and longer nights of fall. Normal rainfall is often sufficient for mums. During dry spells, water as needed to keep from wilting. The vigor listed for each mum relates to both plant height and width. There are three main growth habit's listed for our mum's: Classic = old fashion garden mum habit or semi-upright. Mound = nice round habit but not quite a sphere. Sphere = very round with flowers all down the sides.