Ask a Question forum: Mums — blooms are spent. If I deadhead, will they rebloom this fall?

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Name: Dawn Keckley
Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 7b)
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nestof3
Oct 5, 2017 8:43 PM CST
I’m in zone 7B.

I thought I heard in the ATP podcast that they will rebloom.
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Turbosaurus
Oct 6, 2017 6:34 AM CST
I think that's pretty fanciful thinking. I'm in zone 6b, one north of you. I dead head them just to keep everything looking clean. Some will throw up a couple more flowers, 3 here, one there, always on very short stems but nothing like the original mound- I wouldnt call it re-blooming. Its more like a couple slackers late to the party.
Name: Dawn Keckley
Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 7b)
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nestof3
Oct 6, 2017 7:30 AM CST
Thank you! Hardly worth buying really for such little longevity. I’ll have to tell my husband he was right when I kept insisting I heard they would rebloom. 🤣
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Oct 6, 2017 3:30 PM CST
Don't give up yet! I have one that got a few blooms in Aug. and is loaded with buds now. They do need the cooler nights/ shorter days, and the ones forced for the floral trade may need to readjust their timing.
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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dyzzypyxxy
Oct 6, 2017 3:48 PM CST
They do rebloom but you have to plant them in the garden and grow them for another year. If you bought this one in bloom, yes it probably was 'forced' by being given a cool growing spot, and the right day length.

If you are able to plant it out now, and grow it to next fall, you'll get much better blooms that will also last longer.
Elaine

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Dawn Keckley
Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 7b)
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nestof3
Oct 6, 2017 7:19 PM CST
I found where I heard it.
I'll report how it goes with deadheading.
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Turbosaurus
Oct 7, 2017 6:49 PM CST
If that a picture of the plant you are talking about? Because that's not a mum...
Name: Dawn Keckley
Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 7b)
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nestof3
Oct 7, 2017 7:06 PM CST
Turbosaurus said:If that a picture of the plant you are talking about? Because that's not a mum...


No, I chose the wrong photo from my phone. 🤣


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NYC suburbs
Turbosaurus
Oct 7, 2017 7:19 PM CST
My bad, its just that dasiys and mums are easy to confuse. Hope I didn't offend...
Name: Dawn Keckley
Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 7b)
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nestof3
Oct 7, 2017 7:49 PM CST
Turbosaurus said:My bad, its just that dasiys and mums are easy to confuse. Hope I didn't offend...


No, not a bit. 😊 thank you for pointing out my error.

Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Oct 8, 2017 11:03 PM CST
nestof3 said:

No, not a bit. 😊 thank you for pointing out my error.



So, are you asking about Mums or Daisies?

Name: Dawn Keckley
Virginia Beach, VA (Zone 7b)
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nestof3
Oct 9, 2017 5:03 AM CST
Yardenman said:

So, are you asking about Mums or Daisies?



Mums. My original post is accurate, but I accidentally tapped my plane ID question photo rather than the photo of the spot in the episode where I learned about deadheading mums.

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