I planted a mum in my flower bed this summer after planting it I see the tag said it was hardy to 32 degree should I dig it up I am in zone 5b can I put mulch around it an cover it will it be ok to leave it in the ground this winter?
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Has it bloomed? If the tag says it's only hardy to 32 degrees, I wouldn't expect it to return next year, even with mulch. If it has already bloomed and you've enjoyed it, you could try to winterize it, but don't be disheartened if it doesn't return. Even the ones that are hardy often don't return. (If you want to keep it, you can bring it inside for the winter or in the garage, above 32 degrees F, and water occasionally.)