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Question by tim_berg2205
September 21, 2009
pleases tell me the best way to care for this plant full sun or partial sun recently I purchased a red mum from home depot and now this week my plant is on the serious decline, please HELP before it's too late

Answer from NGA
September 21, 2009
Chrysanthemums grow and flower best in full sunshine. If yours looked wilted after being planted, it's probably going through some serious transplant shock. The best way to help your plant is to keep it watered twice a week and just wait for it to establish its roots and perk up. If it's in the hot sunshine you might want to temporarily shade it from afternoon sunshine until it perks up. Place a couple of stakes in the ground and drape cheesecloth, row cover or even weed barrier over the stakes to keep the afternoon sun off the plant. It should perk up soon and at that time you can remove the temporary shade. Best wishes with your mum!

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