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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 30, 2014 9:00 PM CST
This is beautiful. I have been looking at this plant for a few years might just have to buy one in the string. Love it.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Oct 1, 2014 4:51 AM CST
nodding Yeah, I'd wanted one for several years, too, Julia, and I finally ordered this one this spring. I'm not sure it's hardy enough for our winters, but I'm giving it a shot.

Right now mine has a strange manner of habit, the blooms are every-which-way, but perhaps it'll outgrow it. It did spend quite a bit of the summer in the pot ghetto in part shade, so that might be why.


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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Oct 1, 2014 10:09 AM CST
That is a beautiful planting and area you have!!! I saw on a thread a mail order nursery in Minnesota that just has mums. Maybe that was you that posted that link.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Oct 1, 2014 7:31 PM CST
Thanks!

You're probably thinking about Faribault Mums. They have a lot of wonderful plants! I'd be willing to bet that my local supplier gets their plants from them. Smiling
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Oct 1, 2014 8:39 PM CST
I never see mums in the nurseries around here until fall, then it is just the over fertilized forced things. I have planted them out in the garden but they never go over winter. I was reading the mum thread, good info there.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
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chelle
Oct 2, 2014 6:36 AM CST
There's just the one nursery locally that sells the true perennial mums, and I hit them as soon as the plants are set out for sale... I think late July to early August. They're just a low rosette that look like nothing much at that point, but they grow fast.They're grown on outdoors there, so they're tough and ready to go. I transplant them immediately once I get them home, so the roots have as much time as possible to grow before winter. I'm not about to sacrifice those lovely blooms, so this setup works well.

Spring plants are more difficult for me. If I don't see a burst of growth then, I think something's wrong and end up over-compensating, but, I'm learning. In year three coming up I won't fuss with them, other than to shear off new growth until mid-July, I think. That seems to be about the right time to let them go.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Oct 2, 2014 10:16 AM CST
I wonder if it would be different timing on the shearing here in Washington where we have cooler summers? I don't do much plant shopping in July and August but I will look next year. For now I'm going to have to be happy with the others mums that go on the compost pile in a few weeks. Yours are so pretty out in the garden. It sure is a good way to extend the blooming season.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Oct 2, 2014 3:19 PM CST
Probably not if yours are blooming now. You'd likely have to shear more often than we do because they'd probably grow faster.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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springcolor
Oct 2, 2014 4:51 PM CST
The plants I have are greenhouse plants forced to sell for a bit of fall color.
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