When should I remove from my flower boxes to plant fall flowers?
I live in CT...zone 6. I wanted to know when I can switch my planters from Portulaca flowers to possibly Mums that will be more hearty through the furst frost. I thought of bringing them in but orher answers say they are annual. Please help!
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The general consensus is to plant them as soon as you get them. Usually August will be fine for a fall planting, but you can go a little later.
Most are annuals, and won't do well indoors anyway. They should be restarted once or twice per year to look their best.
This article will help you to grow Mums: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/chrysanthemum/growing-chrysanthemum-flowers.htm