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Indoor Mums? Such a thing?

 

We had an event in the gardens here, last weekend. Someone brought me a pot of mums. Great, I thought. I'll get them in the ground soon.

 

Looked at the label today and it says "indoor mums" Does this really mean I can't plant them outside? Never heard of a mum being indoor only.

 

 


Zone 5/6  Northern New Mexico

I know that sometimes they call them indoor if they have forced them to bloom because they will not last another season.

However, I've still been able to occasionally get another bloom season by heavily mulching them thru the winter.

is it a specific variety?  I don't know.

 

 
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Yes, there is such a thing.  Years ago they used to (& maybe they still do?) call them "Florists Mums".  They're not reliably hardy outdoors. I could never keep florist gift mums alive outdoors in NY Zone 7, & I seriously doubt they'd survive in Zone 5/6. 

 

I did manage to keep one alive as a houseplant for a few years thanks to a spare room that wasn't overly warm.  Do a websearch on both "indoor mums" & "florists mums" for more info.  They are usually awfully pretty, so worth a houseplant chance.

 

 

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