When is the best time to plant garden mums?

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When is the best time to plant garden mums?

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Spring is the best time to plant garden mums (Chrysanthemum x morifolium) in Iowa.  Mums planted in spring survive the winter much better than those planted in fall.  Spring planted mums have the opportunity to grow and establish themselves over a period of several months.  Fall planted mums have little time to establish themselves before winter and are much more likely to be severely damaged or destroyed in winter.  

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