Ask a Question forum: Cutting back Chrysanthemums?

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Name: Dave
(Zone 6a)
Jul 12, 2016 9:18 AM CST
Is it necessary to cut back Mums? I was told that if you don't, the plants get too leggy and won't support the flowers.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 12, 2016 11:34 AM CST
You were told right. But do all that pruning before it starts to set buds.
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Jul 12, 2016 12:13 PM CST
And you can root those cuttings to make more, if you'd like. Smiling
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Name: Dave
(Zone 6a)
Jul 13, 2016 5:35 AM CST
DaisyI said:You were told right. But do all that pruning before it starts to set buds.

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