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Post by henry32 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:05 pm

how far do you cut mums down after the flowers died also do you cut them before winter or in the spring I live in new jersey

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Re: mums

Post by lorijones » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:12 pm

Many mums are not winter hardy and will not overwinter successfully but it depends on the species and the severity of the winter. If you have the super hardy mums they should be fine. We recommend that you wait until spring to cut them back because the stems and foliage can help protect the crowns over the winter. At that time you can cut them back close to the ground because the new growth will come up from the crown.

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