How to prepare chrysanthemums for wintering
25 September 2020

How to prepare chrysanthemums for wintering

By Christopher Brickell

Autumn chrysanthemums are very attractive and beautiful flowers, but they can be capricious. How to prepare chrysanthemums for wintering?They delight us with their beauty for a year or two and then disappear – either extinct in winter, or else that they do not like in our garden. Actually, chrysanthemums are considered perennial flowers, but not everyone lives long.

How to prepare chrysanthemums for wintering
Previously I had 26 varieties of different chrysanthemums, but now I have only 14 left. That is why every year I try to save the remaining chrysanthemums in winter, so that they delight me in summer and autumn with their flowering. I decided to tell you how to prepare chrysanthemums for wintering.

How to prepare chrysanthemums for wintering

  • I prepare variety chrysanthemums for winter in late September, and during the first frosts I clean the basement for winter. At the end of September I transplant each chrysanthemum bush into 3-liter containers (buckets).
  • On the side of each bucket, at a height of about 5-6 cm, I make holes so that excess moisture goes through this hole.
  • I put a chrysanthemum bush in a bucket and fill it with garden soil.
  • I water a little and clean the containers in the greenhouse. I have chrysanthemums in buckets there until the first frosts, about 2-3 weeks. As it is still warm in the greenhouse, chrysanthemums continue to grow and bloom in the containers. If I see that the ground in buckets of chrysanthemums dries up, I water them again.
  • Before I put them in the basement, I also water them. During the first frosts, I carry chrysanthemums to the basement.

Some buckets with chrysanthemums I sign or put a number on the bucket so that I know where and in which bucket there are chrysanthemums.

How to prepare chrysanthemums for wintering
While the chrysanthemums spend the winter in the basement, I check them and 2-3 times lightly spray them with water before the time comes to take them out. In March, the chrysanthemums give new shoots, I take them out of the basement and send them to the greenhouse so that they grow well.

Simple chrysanthemums, and I have 4 varieties, I cut them before freezing and leave on top of them leaves or remnants of flower branches. So they winter at me, and in spring I remove from them branches and leaves, and they quickly begin to grow.

How to prepare chrysanthemums for wintering

Take care of your chrysanthemums, and they will thank you every year with their magnificent flowers.