Re: mums

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Posted by Newt on October 27, 2002 at 13:22:30:

In Reply to: mums posted by jenny brown on October 26, 2002 at 09:21:19:

: My mums are so large they fall over when it rain.Long stems lots of flowers can I replant them now (late Oct)

Hi Jenny,

You don't say what your zone is or what state you are in. I'm also not sure what you mean by replanting them now. Do you want to dig them and divide them? If so, do this in the spring when they start to sprout. Also, keep pinching the new growth until July 4th. This will keep them bushier and they won't get leggy and fall over. You can either wait until they are 12" tall and cut them in half and then keep pinching every three weeks or so until the 4th of July or just keep pinching off a couple of inches everytime you think of it if you do it often.

Hope this helped,
Newt


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