Cascading mums known as cascading chrysanthemums, are into developing at a cascade over walls, fences or trellises, mums which were manipulated. Grow a mum by distributing cuttings from inventory mums and clipping them the stalks form a trailing cascade. The end result can take up to reach but creates a stunning display of color in any backyard. The ideal time to start your cascading mums project is through the autumn.
Pick a selection of regular potted mums to train to cascade. Most types of mum can be utilized but the choice is a cultivar such as Firechief Megumi, Biko or Gum Drop. Ask greenhouses locally when they have these specific types of mum in stock, and if not, it might even be worthwhile to have them arranged specially.
Place your mums in an enclosed area in garage or your house and expose them to uninterrupted light from a 60- to 75-watt bulb during the fall and winter seasons. The constant low light prevents them out of flowering and makes them ideal for cuttings. Water the mums occasionally to maintain the soil from drying out.
A mix of rooting strand in early February by mixing 2 parts fibrous one part peat moss, 2 parts leaf mold, 1 piece rotted 1, 1 part coarse sand and loam. Fill planters together with the mix.
Cut 4-inch stem sections and place them in the pots that are ready. Place one cutting per planter and dig at in to a thickness of 1 to 2 inches. Keep your rooting cuttings moist and under constant light. So they do not dry out, cover them with a sheet. Let the cuttings root like this for three to four weeks
Eliminate after three weeks and place them. Add more of the soil mixture to fill the pots that are larger. Keep the cuttings that are rooted under constant lighting for a second six weeks, then fertilize them and keep the soil moist.
Permit your cuttings while they’re in their artificial lighting interval from the 6-inch pots, to grow. By pinching off 2 inches of new growth to promote lateral growth of branches prepare them for their form.
Monitor the cuttings until they reach a height of about ten inches, which should happen near the end of the six-week period. Push a wooden stake and tie the plants close to the top of their elevation gently to them.
Prepare wire trellises to your 10-inch planters by making hooks of its terminal and bending a 12-foot length of 12-gauge cable into a U shape ends. Fix these into the drip holes on the bottom of your planter and pay the distance within the U with chicken cable, hooked to the edges of the 12-gauge cable. Bend the trellis down to ensure its length is perpendicular to the planter.
Eliminate 10 – to cuttings from their 6-inch planters after six weeks and place them in their closing 10-inch pots with the trellises that are attached. Perlite and add and Utilize a commercial potting mix with peat a 1/4 percent of sand.
Bend your mums gently as you’ve placed them in the 10-inch planters and tie them down to the trellis. After doing this, pinch the leading stems down to a length of 2 inches.
Leave your cascading mums under constant artificial lighting until you will find at least 12 hours of daylight outside and then put them outside. On a weekly basis, keep linking it down to the wire trellis and pinching expansion while it’s still flexible and supple. Apply this then cease to enable the flowering buds to start forming and process until the middle of July.
Permit the trellis to bend as soon as you’ve placed it outside, until it hangs down over a ledge from the planter. Make certain the planter is securely fixed in place to prevent it from toppling.
The soil constantly moist and Maintain your mums well watered for the rest of the summer and into autumn. This might mean watering the plants as often as twice a day — in the morning and at sundown. Additionally apply a fertilizer and potassium content at least once after the planting.