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I have some chrysanthemums very large still full of flowers in pots which I purchased from France last week the pots are very small for the size of the plant...will it be ok to move into bigger pot now or not....I dont know if they are a hardy type so whats the best thing to do? do I need to cut them back fow winter or just leave them.Thankyou



Difficult to say - if they're not hardy, you just dead-head and enjoy them while they're in flower. Same with hardy ones, but you can plant them in the garden, but don't cut them back - the top growth helps to protect the plant and you should see new shoots appearing in the spring.

I have a non-hardy plant and i've just potted it into a large pot with violas round it. It'll last until the first frosts.

Have you got space to plant them out in case they are hardy?

Sorry - that's not a lot of help.

31 Oct, 2011


Mine were bought late form the garden centre and repotted a couple of weeks ago, and they are looking as healthy as ever, with ever more flowers appearing.

31 Oct, 2011


I buy large ones each year here in the Czech Republic. £1 a pot!

I repot them into bigger pots, deadhead as far as possible (I leave usually before they have finished flowering) and hope to see them again the following year. It's a bit hit and miss, some of them make it, some don't. One year I dug all of them into the ground and they all died so now I just leave them in the pots, not even wrapping them up.

This year I bought a dozen small ones as well and have been potting them on as they grew. I shall be interested to see how many make it through the winter (temps here regularly drop into the minus teens.....)

31 Oct, 2011

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