Tracey E
Tracey E
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  • Cary, NC
Asked on Dec 3, 2011

I was given a beautiful mum in a pot. What do I need to do in the winter and when can I plant it outside?

Tracey EDouglas HuntWalter Reeves

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  • Walter Reeves
    on Dec 3, 2011

    Enjoy the flowers inside for now. When they have faded, cut all the stems back to 6" and put it in a sunny window for the winter, watering only enough to keep soil slightly moist. Plant outdoors in April.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Dec 4, 2011

    I have tried planting mums in the ground after blooming and that has never worked. This sounds like a much safer strategy. Good luck!

  • Tracey E
    on Dec 8, 2011

    Thanks for the help

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