Propagating mums!

hopin4rainSeptember 10, 2010

So I know that you should cut back mums after they have finished blooming and mulch them in well, but what I wanted to know is can I take these cuttings from these mums and root them? Is it ok to root mums in the fall? I was thinking of going and buying a mum from the store and just cutting all its branches before it blooms and rooting them all. Is there any chance of success with this or is it a bad idea to try to root them in the fall?

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yiorges-z5il

it is ok to root in fall BUT will need a protected place to store over winter the air temp should be above 40F
IF you do cut all the branches be sure to remove flowers or the buds.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2010 at 7:53PM
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yiorges-z5il

If you do not remove buds/flowers the cutting will use energy to maintain the flower & not use the energy to produce roots

    Bookmark   September 12, 2010 at 8:25AM
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hopin4rain

So I want the mums for my wedding but it will be somewhere between the beginning of June and the Middle of July. I heard that you can force mums to bloom if you give them 14 hours of dark at night for 3-4 weeks before you want the flowers. Do you know what all I need to do to accomplish this? How long should the Days be before I start covering them? Should I pinch off the new growth until when I start covering them?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2010 at 2:44PM
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