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Old 11-06-2007, 02:35 PM   #1
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Hardy Mum Question

I have two potted hardy Mums, how to store them thru the winter? Can I bring them in or leave them out? Really don't want to plant them.

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Old 11-06-2007, 02:39 PM   #2
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barbel, we plant our mums and they usually survive the winter and regrow ever spring and summer, flowering about this time of year.
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Are they in a pot now? If yes you can bring them in. Keep them away from cold window, but somewhere where there is most light in the house.
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I have two potted hardy Mums, how to store them thru the winter? Can I bring them in or leave them out? Really don't want to plant them.
I have several mums too, though still outside in planters. They're currently bloomin fools. White, pink, purple and yellow little flowers. They will die out, but in a month or so, I'll cut mine all the way down to about 3 inches out of the soil, and they'll be back next Spring. I'm outside Los Angeles though and that may make a difference.
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Are they in a pot now? If yes you can bring them in. Keep them away from cold window, but somewhere where there is most light in the house.
Thank you Charlie, they are still in the pots outside. Should I still keep watering them? lol, I was just going to put them in the basement and forget about them .
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LESFE, Mine say not to cut back, lol, I usually plant them , but want to take them to our camper in the spring. I just can't let them go dormant? I am still confused -, water or no water?
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Yes, basement is fine as long as there is light there, and yes you should still water them.
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Yes, basement is fine as long as there is light there, and yes you should still water them.

No light down there - , shoot, maybe I'll just leave them outside and let the snow water them !!
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they will dye in a pot. Is there windows in the basement? Put it near so the light hits it.
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Leave them outside, and when all the blooms have died, cut all the dead stems to the ground. Don't pull it up. Next year, it will regrow, bigger. You may want to pull it up at that time, and separate it.

I just noticed they were in pots...leave them in the pots, but put them in soil in your garden in the early spring.
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