Mums in small planter boxes
I live in Illinois & have a couple of planter boxes on the railings on my deck. I'd like to put some mums in them for fall along with some kale. However, in the past, the mums become so large they look ridiculous in the boxes. Are there some mums I can plant in them that don't grow quite so large? If I buy mums in the smaller containers at the store, will they not get so big? In the summer, I plant marigolds or impatiens in the boxes & that's about the size I'm looking for.
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If you purchase small mums already budded up, they won't get much larger this year. The only additional growth that they'll put on is the extension of the flowers. The overall size of the plant should remain essentially the same.

Other varieties of mums can be kept quite small may pinching them back every couple of weeks until mid-July, at which time they'll begin to set flower buds.

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