I purchased mums and kept them in a pot but now I want them in the ground so they will bloom in the spring. When is the best time to plant them?
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Mums do not bloom well in the spring. They get maybe 1-2 flowers per plant, if that. You can, however, plant them in the spring and pinch them back hard in late spring/early summer and they will bloom wonderfully in the fall.
They can be treated like high light houseplants until spring. Keep the soil moist and put them in as bright a light as you can find.