Mums In A Window Box - Knowledgebase Question

Apollo, PA
Question by rmmason
September 20, 2000
Can I plant mums in a window box? Or do I have to plant them in the ground in order for them to return next year.


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Answer from NGA
September 20, 2000

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Chrysanthemums are well suited to container growing and that includes window boxes. The tops of the plants will die down over the winter but the roots will be just fine. New shoots will appear in the springtime followed by flowers. If you pinch out all except one flower bud per stem you'll have larger flowers. If you leave the plants alone you'll have lots of smaller flowers. Enjoy!

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