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over wintering mums in pots

Posted by catsmom6 z4 NE NY (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 6, 12 at 18:02

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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RE: over wintering mums in pots

  • Posted by glen3a Winnipeg MB 3A (My Page) on
    Wed, Sep 26, 12 at 21:21

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.

RE: over wintering mums in pots

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,

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