When should I cut back my mums for the fall bloom? How far should I cut them...

Asked June 30, 2017, 3:07 PM EDT

When should I cut back my mums for the fall bloom? How far should I cut them back?

Somerset County Maryland

1 Response

You can prune mums now and up to the end of July. You can cut the plants back by as much as half. If you have several plants and you want to stagger the bloom times in the fall, you could cut some back by half and on others, cut just a few inches. The ones with a more minimal cut will bloom earlier than the ones with a more severed pruning.

https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/july-ornamental-plant-tips

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