Deep orange chrysanthemum 'Bruno Bronze'

Chrysanthemums – Grow Guide

Find out all you need to know about growing chrysanthemums, in this handy grow guide.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Cut back
Cut back

Do not Cut back in January

Do Cut back in February

Do not Cut back in March

Do Cut back in April

Do not Cut back in May

Do not Cut back in June

Do not Cut back in July

Do not Cut back in August

Do not Cut back in September

Do Cut back in October

Do not Cut back in November

Do not Cut back in December

Chrysanthemums offer valuable, late flowers in September and October.

These perennial plants are either hardy or half-hardy and can be grown in containers, as houseplants or in a border – the trick is to buy the right chrysanthemum for the job. There are also annual types that are often used in summer bedding displays, such as Chrysanthemum carinatum ‘Sunset’.

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