Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Propagating Mums

First off, let me note that I have never attempted to propagate mums, so I am not sure if this endeavor will be successful. I did receive two beautiful potted mums from a coworker who assured me that this process is quite easy.

There are a few reasons why I prune mums:

1. The plant is already huge and if I continue to let it grow unchecked, it will flower long before fall.

2. Pruning keeps the plant looking full and bushy.

3. I can use the clippings to grow new plants! 

I have pruned my mums over the last few years and I haven’t had any problems. Since the plant is already huge, I will probably have to trim it a few more times this summer. 

The hacked up mum.

After making a fresh cut, I soaked some of the plants in water. 
(I will let you know if this makes a difference.)

I planted the mum branches an inch deep in potting soil and topped it all off with fertilizer. Finally I soaked everything with water in hopes of growing sturdy roots.

In May I am going to try to propagate rose bushes from a single branch. I will keep you posted on my success. 


  1. Hi Net, You could also dip the mum cuttings ends in a root stimulater... and you can try to dig up the crocus... Grandma Kregel will be proud of your Rose Adventures she used to start cuttings in the ground and cover with a fruit jar.. Aunt Lorraine

  2. I would love to know if this works. I may try it with my moms.

  3. Totally Perfect!!! I'd love to have you share at my JUST opened!!!

    XO, Aimee


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