Need some helpful advice here.

barb_roselover_inOctober 27, 2005

I looked to see if there was a specific forum for mums, but could find none--unless I overlooked it. Anyway, my DH purchased a beautiful lavendar mum which was gigantic size. I kept it in the pot. It now has no blooms. I read somewhere that so many of them don't survive--even with protection, because they don't have time to develop a good root system. Does anyone have any information of how I could save this plant? I have an unheated greenhouse and a somewhat heated garage (around 50 degrees). Can I get some help here? Thanks so much in advance. - Barb

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LauraIL26(Z5 Central IL)

Some of the mums are strictly florist mums (meant to stay indoors and are not cold hardy) and some of the mums are meant for outdoor growing. You are in about the same zone as I am, and I still will be planting mums this fall. Just water them in the ground well and protect them with dry leaves and make sure next year when they start to grow that you keep pinching them until the fourth of July so they will not get leggy and will produce many blooms. Hope this helps.


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