I order chrysanthemum cuttings from this company for 5 years. This year my ordered cuttings are coming in small paper pots containing soil mix. This is much better way to grow and packing cutting. It make much easier for me to plant cuttings and to avoid transplant shock. All cutting come in very good conditions. The new owners of King's Mum are doing a great job!
Posted on December 11, 2009, updated January 30, 2010
I first ordered from this company at least thirty years ago, and after a long hiatus from gardening, reordered a couple of years ago when the business was in California. This past year, 2009, I ordered from the new owners and must say that the service and product were just as outstanding as ever. They are the ONLY company, as far as I know of, who sell such outstanding chrysanthemums as rooted cuttings in such a wide variety of cultivars. They have always been disease -free and if you follow the instructions you will be blessed with some truly beautiful cultivars! I am ordering more this year for 2010!
On January 30th, 2010, newday73 added the following:
For those of you who are chrysanthemum growers, I just received the new catalog from Kings and also the new web site with most of their cultivars. I was excited to see that they have been innovative in their cuttings, which used to come as bare root, but are now coming in small 100% biodegradable potys containing their own soil mix, a fungicide and a slow release fertilizer! I have never lost a cutting in over thirty years withs the old way, but this new way where they are rooted in the same container and shipped in the same container a will make it even easier to avoid transplant shock. These new owners have answered two of my emails promptly and always preovided the information that is needed. You will also be able to order online from their online catalog which is just another plus. This is the second season for these new owners and they are doing a great job!
This is my 4th year ordering Mums from Kings! Delivery is prompt when promised, plants(slips) are healthy, have never lost one. The King's Collection selection is the best buy on the market! Instructions for growing are understandable for the novice!
On Jul 11, 2004, MaryCorbett Niceville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:
Have ordered from this company 3 times with excellent results. They have a huge selection of chrysanthemums (over 150 cultivars). The plants were shipped in perfect condition, true to variety, and exactly when requested. Each had its own tag, and I have not received any that were mislabeled. Customer Service is very helpful if you should have any questions. I will continue to order from them.
I ordered about a dozen mum plants from this company June 2003; the plants were delivered timely and were in great condition. I am happy to report that all of the cuttings are now thriving in my garden! I plan on ordering even more mums next year.