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Old October 10, 2017   #73
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Originally Posted by Cole_Robbie View Post
Thanks, Karen.

The pot mums are both much taller, with a longer length of stem between nodes. The other mums grow in a dense, spherical shape. I am guessing that the pot mums are not nearly as cold-hardy. They make a big, pretty plant, though, especially if I can get them to grow in a uniform shape. Some of them lean in one direction or the other.

When I used to plant mum cuttings they would often arrive already bent one way or another. We had to make sure we planted them all curving into the pot so that they would grow a nicely shaped pot of mums. Usually 4 cuttings to a 6" pot. They were also sprayed later on with a growth regulator ( B nine) to keep them short.
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