|When should I plant in my area?|
The best time to plant is after all danger of frost has passed. You must determine the best planting time for your location. Chrysanthemums will bloom at their scheduled times when planted prior to July. Thus, there is no need to rush to plant in the colder areas of the U.S. We will ship every Monday from the first of March, until late June. Please choose a shipping date when the dangers of freezing temperatures have passed in your area (unless you have a protective structure, such as a greenhouse). We have found that cuttings do better outdoors from the beginning, rather starting off indoors, because of the risk of damping off.) Please allow us at least four weeks to process your order, prior to requested ship date.
To view the average frost dates in your area, check out the handy table that the folks
at Victory Seeds have put together
|What should I do when my plants arrive?
It is most important that your plants be removed from the plastic shipping
bags immediately upon arrival. Failure to do this may cause
severe loss of foliage. If unable to transplant immediately, set
the rooted cuttings upright in a container with short sides – like a
cake pan or a Rubbermaid container. Water very gently and mist
until you can transplant into soil. We recommend initial planting
into pots no larger than 8 inches in a light composted soil mix for the first two
weeks. Initial watering should be with a liquid fertilizer
diluted to half strength or clear water if your potting mix already contains fertilizer. We advise you keep your plants out of direct sunlight for the first few days after arrival and protect them from extremes in temperature
and wind until well established.
|Terms of Sale|
No telephone orders please. (catalog or web only, thank you!)
Canadian and Overseas Orders:
We do not ship outside of the United States.
If we are unable to provide the ordered cultivar because of lack of supply or failure to root, we will substitute with a cultivar of similar type and bloom date.