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Chrysanthemums and some problems...

Posted by bumblebeez z7b Seneca SC (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 28, 09 at 14:46

I bought two large perennial mums for my screened in porch several weeks ago.
A lot of the buds turned brown and sort of dried up. The leaves themselves are fine- a few brown leaves at the base that I picked off and a few dead stems. I deadheaded it well today.
I bought the mums in a tight bud state hoping they would last a long time.
They were in bright shade.
I just bought another one and hope to have it last longer.
Did I overwater (probably not) underwater or is it a disease?

How can I make my new one bloom well?


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RE: Chrysanthemums and some problems...

Ok, well, I'll just keep it extremely well watered.


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RE: Chrysanthemums and some problems...

Sorry, this is a problem we had when I worked at a nursery too. What I found is that they are growing the mums under misters and they plant them in 99% peat moss. The roots really fill those pots, and it is hard to keep them perfectly moist without having them soppingly and rottingly wet, or dry as a bone.


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RE: Chrysanthemums and some problems...

Interesting and I'm glad it's not me. Thanks for the info.
I'll really have to put a lot more effort into watering them.


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