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Do Mums make good cut flowers?

Mobile, AL(Zone 8b)

I'm new at gardening and just ordered some Red Climax and Sienna Bronze Mums from Bluestone Perennials and was wondering if they do well as cut flowers?

Does anyone have pictures of Mums in their arrangements? I read that they bloom in late summer or early fall so I guess this is a bit premature. But hey, last years pics will do! :-)

Thanks!
Stephanie

south central, WI(Zone 5a)

Mums are great as cut flowers, sorry no photos right now. It helps to keep them pinched back until July 1st here to prevent leggy stems, not sure about your zone.

Adelaide, Australia(Zone 10a)

Hi, I'm a "professional" florist. Mums are great and incredibly long lasting as a cut flower. I've had them last over two weeks in water. The leaves go but the flowers never budge! Keep the water clean and enjoy! Sorry, no photos but if you go to any florist website - anything that looks like it has a daisy in it are mums.

Taft, TX(Zone 9a)

thanks, Marcia and khopton............good info for me!!!

Mobile, AL(Zone 8b)

Yes, thank you! I appreciate the info. I'm really looking forward to seeing if they bloom this year. If not, then I'll enjoy them next year. (This is my first time doing mail-order flowers)

london England, United Kingdom

Just reading through this thread,Knopton I see you are a professional florist. It would be great to see your work,if you have time please join in with the themes we are arranging!

I often use mums they are really good value,last for ages and there is such a variety of colours and sizes.

london England, United Kingdom

Zeloplum, I did this arrangement just using chrysanths.

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