'mums' vs. 'chrysanthemums' ??
My favorite flowers/plants are peonies (I have 30 of the plants) in Spring & 'mums'in the Fall. I have good luck with both & just now am enjoying the beautiful color range of all the latter ... some mum bushes are the size of a bushel basket & loaded with blooms. I prune them back a couple of times during the summer so they get bushier but with many more smaller blooms on plants that are sturdier & don't fall over. I always bury the clippings as I often get some of them to root & give me more plants! I see the terms 'mums' & 'chrysanthemums' both used & wonder if there is a difference in plants or are the two terms the same & used interchangibly?
I didn't see a forum for just mums so hope someone on this forum can help me with the terms! I live in Albuquerque right at 5200 ft.