over wintering mums in pots

catsmom6(z4 NE NY)September 6, 2012

Can mums be over wintered outside in the planters they are in or do they have to be put in the ground?

Thank you,


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glen3a(Winnipeg MB 3A)

Hi Cathy, I assume you mean hardy mums? I don't know about your zone but here in zone 3 the only chance they have of making it is if planted in the ground, and a good snowcover over winter. Even some hardy ones are borderline hardy here.

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 9:21PM
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catsmom6(z4 NE NY)

Thank you Glen3a. I live in zone 4 and on the second floor with a balcony so in the ground isn't an option; but I think you're right. There's no sense in trying to save them. They don't look so good anyway.
Thanks again,

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 10:10AM
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