Pinching Chrysanthemums - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Lil Thompson
Murrells Inlet, So
Question by lilandossie
April 7, 2010
My chrysanthemums have grown about 6-7

Answer from NGA
April 7, 2010


Regular pinching will make your chrysanthemum plants bushy and they will produce more flowers. New shoots should have the tops removed by pinching them off between the thumb and forefinger. When you pinch, leave two or three leaves on the shoot, and pinch again whenever a stem becomes three to four inches long. Pinch your plants back all spring and summer long making the last pinch no later than July 15. At this point your mums will begin to develop flower buds which will open in September and October. Best wishes with your chrysanthemums.

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