Mums - Knowledgebase Question

Los Gatos, Ca
Question by pambrandhors
December 14, 2009
My mums just stopped blooming this week. When should I cut them back and how far should I cut them back?

Answer from NGA
December 14, 2009


When you are sure they have finished blooming you can cut them back to 3-4 inches above ground level. They will rest for a few weeks and then they send up new stems. When the new growth is 4-6 inches long pinch out the growing tip to encourage branching which will result in a bushy plant. Best wishes with your mums.

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