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Chrysanthemum cutting back

JohnnypJohnnyp MorayshirePosts: 58
Morning all
Just a quick one , I have a pot of Chrysanthemums that are getting rather big and ‘leggy’ , are these plants ok to cut back or shall they die on me .thanks in advance 😊

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  • cornellycornelly Posts: 943
    I cut ours back after flowering, then strike cuttings from the basal shoots in the spring, don't keep the plants for a second year if i
  • FoxiesFoxies Posts: 60
    cornelly said:
    I cut ours back after flowering, then strike cuttings from the basal shoots in the spring, don't keep the plants for a second year if i
    "Don't keep them for a second year"  ... Why not? 
    I too have chrysanths in a pot and was wondering the same as Johnny.
    I've transplanted some into the beds ...  :|
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 69,130
    I’ve kept hardy chrysanthemums for years ... lifting and splitting to rejuvenate when the stool got old and tired ... as well as making new plants from basal cuttings in the spring.  
    If you have non-hardy varieties they’ll need to ge kept in a frostfree but good greenhouse or similar ... but otherwise I would treat them the same as the hardy ones. 
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  • FoxiesFoxies Posts: 60
    Thank you @Dovefromabove and @Hazel-1 ... Mine are hardy - or so it said on the label so I shall cut them back as you advise ... I love the brilliant yellows of mine ... sunshine on a stalk ...  :)
  • JohnnypJohnnyp MorayshirePosts: 58
    Many thanks for the comments folks will keep all in mind 😀😀
  • cornellycornelly Posts: 943
    I exhibited for many years, that was the normal way of growing, didn't matter then if hardy or not, still grow patio mums, most years they are cut back and fresh cuttings taken each spring.
  • Anne17Anne17 Posts: 96
    Oh wise ones, I’ve never grown chrysanthemums before, but I’ve just bought a few small plants from Chrysanthemums Direct, which came with little instructions. I’ve potted them up, but should they be kept indoors for a while, or would they prefer an unbeaten greenhouse ?
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