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Question: 1457-3517
When can I cut back my mums and hydrangea? One of my mums is three feet and has bloomed all summer. My hydrangea is in half shade. Anita, Mansfield, CT

Mort's Answer:
Either your mum is a pretender or it is an exceptional one worthy of extra care. All of the mums can be cut to an inch or two from the ground when they have finished blooming this late fall. I recommend that you put a handful of sand over each plant after pruning. This will create side shoots for splitting in the spring. Herbaceous hydrangeas have to be cut back in the spring to a foot from the ground if in mostly sun. If in mostly shade, they should be cut back the same in the fall.

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