Janet wender
Janet wender
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  • Nashville, TN
Asked on Jun 14, 2013

MUMS My mums are coming up and I don't want to see them yet

Rebecca DBecky (J) PJanet wender
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can I cut the mums down and have them regrow for fall?
9 answers
  • Becky (J) P
    on Jun 14, 2013

    the standard rule is to keep them trimmed back til July 4ish....for a fall bloom. I just pinch off blooms or use the scissors if the bush is too big.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jun 15, 2013

    yep, go ahead and whack them back about 1/2 way. This will make them bush more and fall over less.

  • Rebecca D
    on Jun 15, 2013

    Yep! Good advice ladies! Don’t forget to pluck spent flowers too. Keeps the plant going through out the season. :) I cut mums back in the Fall.

  • Becky (J) P
    on Jun 15, 2013

    I have had better luck here, leaving the mums tall over the winter for some reason. They seem to come back than if I had cut them back to the ground after a frost. Mums......my favorite!

  • Janet wender
    on Jun 16, 2013

    thanks everyone so I am going to take scissors and cut them down low and let them grow back for fall. I don't even want them to show in the summer I like them for fall. I just don't want t mess up them blooming in the fall

  • Becky (J) P
    on Jun 16, 2013

    oh, I wouldn't cut them back to the ground, just trim the tops off every few weeks.

  • Janet wender
    on Jun 16, 2013

    ok thanks Becky so I can trim them more than once

  • Becky (J) P
    on Jun 16, 2013

    yes, I go around and pick off the buds whenever I see them.

  • Rebecca D
    on Jun 16, 2013

    I pick off the buds randomly, until the end of June. My favorite mum is the cascading rock. Burgundy petals w a yellow center.

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