Brown Potted Mums – Can They Still Be Planted?

Q: We bought several potted mums this past fall. Our intentions were to plant them in the ground but we didn’t get around to it and they are brown. Can we still plant them? 

A: I have been surprised more than once by the ability of chrysanthemums to come back from the dead. My advice is to plant them in a sunny spot and check on them in mid- to late April. You might be surprised to see green growth at the base of the stems.

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