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pruning mums

Posted by kk304 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 30, 06 at 16:46

I've got some chrysanthemums that survived the winter, and I'd like to know the easiest way to keep them pretty. Seems I recall my mom telling me that you had to pinch new growth to keep them small and compact, but that is turning into toooooo much maintenance for these things. Can I just take shears and trim them back to 1' high periodically? Will they look really horrible if I don't prune them?


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RE: pruning mums

You don't have to pinch them back, they will bloom early if you don't. I use an old pair of grass clippers to shear mine back several times in spring, early summer. I do my last shearing around the first of july.

RE: pruning mums

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    josette-sc 8
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    Tue, May 16, 06 at 16:21

Yes, that's what I do also. keeps them nice and bushy

RE: pruning mums

It is July and my mums are blooming, can I prune them while in bloom? I want them to bloom in the fall.

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