Trimming Mums - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dsellsmk
April 20, 2010
A friend told me you are suppose to trim your mums back 3 times during the year so they don't get long and lanky when they bloom in the Fall. Is this correct? If so, when and how do you do it?

Answer from NGA
April 20, 2010
Your friend is right. Pinching your mums back now and throughout the summer will result in thick, bushy plants and lots of flowers this fall. Here's how:
Pinch each stem back, leaving two or three leaves on the shoot. Whenever a stem becomes three to four inches long, repeat the pinching process. Continue this practice from May through July (you'll probably be pinching them back once a month). Stop pinching the first of August and your plant will develop lots of flower buds which will open in the fall.

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