2021 Mums Catalog | North America

What is the Flowering Response?

In all of our variety charts and technical tables, Syngenta Flowers notes a flowering response for each garden mum

variety. These weeks or timing suggestions for blackcloth and natural season production have been collected

from extensive trialing over many years throughout the United Starts and Canada. We use Stage 2 as our official

flowering date, as shown in the photo below on the right. Most wholesale growers would consider this stage too

advanced or open for retail, and prefer to ship mums when “cracking color”, or at Stage 1 as shown in the photo to

the left. This timing can be achieved by planning the production finish date 7–10 days prior to our posted flowering

response date for the variety.

S TA G E 2

S TA G E 1

"Crack Color Week"

"Response Week"

Bud Color Typical Wholesale Ship Stage

Some Fresh Flowers Approx. 50% Open Stage

Ideal for Wholesale Grower

Source: Trial in Monroeville, New Jersey, 2013

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