Lynn Gillespie
Lynn Gillespie
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  • Stanton, MI
Asked on Oct 4, 2017

Is it true that Hardy Mums come up year after year, verses regular mum

CeeJayJohnavallance82Janet Pizaro

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Is it true that Hardy Mums come up year after year, verses regular mums?

3 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 4, 2017

    yes hardy mums are perennials
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Yes. But you can take cuttings..........
  • CeeJay
    on Oct 4, 2017

    Hardy Mums are perennial - depending on where you live. But I find the same thing with "regular" mums. Sometimes I lose one over the winter - some I can't get rid of. Check a few plant sites to find a comparable plant and check your "plant zone" by your zip code.
    In mid-Michigan my Mums return each year. On July 4th I cut the growth back by at least half (it's hard to do but be ruthless). This will keep the plants full and promote lots of blossoms. Letting them go encourages leggy, falling over plants.
    Protected plant areas (next to the house, on the south side or out of the wind) will help your Mums survive.
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