Dividing Mums - Knowledgebase Question

Dayton, Oh
Question by RWYATT1
September 11, 2005
When is the best time to divide mums?

Answer from NGA
September 11, 2005


Chrysanthemums should be divided in the early spring, as soon as new shoots appear. Each new shoot, with roots attached, will become a new plant. To divide, dig up the plant and cut the rootmass into sections, each with a single green shoot. By the end of the summer the new plants will have grown many new stems, which can then be divided the following spring.

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