Cut Back Mums - Knowledgebase Question

Fowlerville, MI
Question by norene2
July 20, 2000
When do I cut back my mums so they flower in the fall?


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Answer from NGA
July 20, 2000

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Mums are traditionally pinched or sheared back every other week or so from early spring until about the middle of July. This treatment keeps the plants dense and bushy and causes them to produce many more blooming tips. It also delays blooming until later in the season. Some mums are earlier blooming than others, in spite of our best efforts.

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