What would be a good planting site for chrysanthemums?


What would be a good planting site for chrysanthemums?


Chrysanthemums perform best in moist, well-drained soils.  Avoid wet, poorly drained sites.  Improve hard, difficult-to-work soils by incorporating 2 to 3 inches of organic matter, such as compost, peat, or barnyard manure, into the soil.  

Garden mums also need full sun.  The planting site should receive at least 6 hours of direct sun per day.  Avoid shady locations near trees and large shrubs. 


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