Chrysanthemum advice please
Primula-Pie Posts: 13
Hoping for some advice. My mother gave me a very nice potted chrysanthemum for Easter, but I'm not sure how to take care of it. I thought they flowered in autumn. It is full of flowers just now, but I really don't think it likes the temperature in my house, the lower leaves are drying a little and it also looks like it doesn't enjoy being in the pot it came in (looks a bit small, I can find it a bigger one). Would I be able to plant it outside and turn it into an autumn flowering one and keep it going, or is it too cold for it outside at the moment? What is the best way to look after it? I have absolutely no experience with chrysanthemums!
I repotted mine into a larger pot with some decent compost and it flowered well. When flowers finished I cut it back and kept it in frost-free GH. In spring it grew new shoots (you can use some for cuttings if you want!) and then flowered again. You could probably keep it several years if you are better at remembering to feed things than I am!