When can I cut back my mums?
Hardiness Zone: 7a
By Linda from Carlisle, PA
Whenever they are finished blooming.
If you want to clean up dead blooms trim deadheads off after blooming. I personally don't cut my mums back of their fall foliage till spring. Keeping foliage over winter helps feed the roots. So in spring I cut dead foliage before they start growing again. Once they are growing, I cut my mum back to 4inches on July 4th, so they don't fall apart when loaded with blooms. Cutting them back at this time also increase the amount of blooms.
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