Cutting back mums - Knowledgebase Question

Newark, Oh
Question by bernadettem9
June 6, 2009
Should mums be cut back and is now the time?

Answer from NGA
June 6, 2009


To delay blooming, mums are typically pinched back several times (about every two weeks or so) beginning when they are a few inches tall and ending in mid July. This also encourages them to be denser and bushier. You can cut them back now and then pinch them when they develop 3-4 inches of new growth, and each time they develop 3-4 inches of new growth until mid or late July. They should bloom beautifully for you this fall. Enjoy!

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