Chrysanthemum Plants


hutch added on June 18, 2011 | Answered

I have several Mum plants which survived the winter and are now flourishing in my garden. They are now showing very small buds. If I cut them back, can I force them to produce standard sized flowers later this season?

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Answered on June 22, 2011

They likely will not produce large blooms this year. The reason is that they used alot of energy to survive the winter. This means that they do not have as much energy to create their flowers, which results in smaller flowers. Because it is not in its ideal environment, it will likely never have flowers as big as it did when you first bought it.

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