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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
May 22, 2016 1:09 PM CST
I love mums....always have. BUT they are sadly, something that does not do well for me no matter where I play in dirt Shrug! Glare Last year I bought 3 plants from Lowes or Home Depot. It was fall, they were beautiful, I was happy and all was right with my world. For about a New York second. Now that it is May they all have LOTS of buds. So whats up with that???? Actually I don't care as long as they bloom, are beautiful, make me happy and my world right....for at least 15 New York seconds instead of only one.
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
May 22, 2016 1:54 PM CST
You can cut them back some so they don't bloom until later this year. Won't hurt them and will make them bushier as well.
Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
May 22, 2016 3:29 PM CST
You can also cut them back after they bloom, feed them, and get a second flush of blooms in the Fall. It is important that they be fed every two weeks and kept watered after the first bloom.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 22, 2016 7:47 PM CST
Yes, I agree with Jean. That's what I do with mine. Also, they need to be divided every year or two. Replant the young plants on the outer edge of the clump and discard the woody center and enjoy 2 seasons of beautiful blooms. Thumbs up
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Plays in the sandbox Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Gulf Coast Tip Photographer The WITWIT Badge
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Plumerias Hummingbirder Dog Lover
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gingin
May 28, 2016 11:45 AM CST
Thanks all for the advice...one has a bloom or tthree while the other two not yet. I will cut them back after they bloom and feed them if not today then tomorrow I tip my hat to you.
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