Deadheading chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum indicum or Dendranthema x morifolium) neatens up them and extends the blooming period. Hand pruners function well for removing spent flowers Cape Coral even from big mums with tough stems, while pinching serves on tender stems. Classified as sturdy perennials, chrysanthemums develop outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9.
Wipe the pruning shears or a sharp knife with a cloth moistened with family assassinated before deadheading your own mums to reduce the risk of transmitting diseases or insects. Alternatively, wash your hands before pinching off dead blooms.
Cut or pinch off spent blossoms as soon as they wilt to keep the plant looking its best. Remove the dead flower right over the next leaves or bump where leaves kind.
Cut off dead leaves when you deadhead the plants. Disinfect the cutting edge implement after deadheading each plant. Collect the spent flowers and leaf debris in a bag or bucket and then add to your compost or yard waste bin.