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Can I divide Mums?

And if so, when's the best time to do it?
 
Dave M - Now blogging at: http://ofgardensandkitchens.blogspot.com/
Rule of thumb is: if it blooms in spring, move it in the fall. If it blooms in fall, move it in the spring. But I have moved and divided mums at any time and they do fine. Tough buggers. Dividing would probably best be done early spring, since the roots will need decent conditions to establish themselves.

But that's here where it gets really cold.
 

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I've divided mums for my mom ( Z5-6) in early spring, as soon as I could see the leafy sprouts.
Just use a shovel and split it up,add compost, keep watered especially in summer if it is dry.
They always bloom for her come fall.
BTW, one plant that I bought for her years ago was a Montauk daisy.
It blooms late with the mums. Fantastic plant, wish I could have it in Z4.
 
"Maybe one of the secrets of survival is to learn where to dance." Stanley Kunitz
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Pinch them back several times before July so they form a tight clump at bloom time. You can do this with a pair of shears.
 
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I know I can pinch them back, but I'm wondering if I can divide the mums I have so that I have some more to place in other areas of my yeard.
 
Dave M - Now blogging at: http://ofgardensandkitchens.blogspot.com/
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yes, you can.
 
"Maybe one of the secrets of survival is to learn where to dance." Stanley Kunitz
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I have a neighbor that is giving me some now, so I think you can do it.
 
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