I know that getting mums to come back every year is a hit or miss. Rarely do they ever come back, and according to the nurseries around me, there are many reasons why, which I understand.
However, I have 2 particularly persistant mums that have come back every year for 3 years now. One is a rust-red color, and the other is a lilac purple color. In the spring and early summer, when they start to pop up, I cut them down to make them bushier, which works very well...a little TOO well. Now I have individual, single, bushy mum plants all over one area in my flower garden. I'm not complaining at all - it's great!!
But my question is: I would like to dig some of the red ones up and move them to other areas of my garden. Since they came from a parent plant that seems to have cast-iron roots, does that mean that these little guys will be just as resilient?
I don't want to dig them up and move them if they'll die over the winter. I know for sure they'll come back next year right where they are (and then some). I'd just like to spread the wealth if I could.