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What is this please? Is it a perennia? Should i cut it down to the new growth? thank you


  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    Mums, I think (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum). They are perennial and short-day flowerers (flowers when the days are shorter than the nights). Cut the old stems off.

  • Thankyou 

    are they hardy? will they be better off in the ground rather than in pots

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    I don´t think they are fully hardy in the UK, they would need some protection in the ground. In my (mild climate) garden there are some in the ground (of the mini kind, not like yours) and some in pots, where it is easier to control the (many) pests that desire them. If they like the place, some mums can get really big in the ground.

  • Hi, this is definitely a Chrysanthemum variety, though not C. leucanthemum--that's the oxeye daisy, a native wildflower. The hybrids are complex. There are a large number of hardy forms, and looking at the size of the flowers, my guess is that this might be hardy, but not being able to see the petals very well it is hard to tell. If it was dug up from the open ground, then it probably is.

    You can check out a good range of these varieties on the Cotswold Garden Flowers website. They're lovely but because the lower leaves go manky, plant them behind a low-growing grass like Anemanthele lessonian (pheasant grass). They all flower very late in the year.

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