Chrysanthemum Astro 25b

£2.80

Early Outdoor Chrysanth Bloom Rich orange incurving bloom. Height 1.5m. September Intermediate

Price per plant with Quantity Discount
1-2 £2.80
3-4 £2.65
5-9 £2.50
10+ £2.30
Variety:Astro 25b
Classification:25b Medium September Intermediate
 Flower Colour:Rich Orange
 Suitable For:Cutting
 Awards:
 Height: 1.5m
 Flower Size:
 Stopping:20th April
 Disbudding:Allow 5-6 buds to develop from each main stem
 Planting Spacing:45cm apart
Introduced:
Raiser:
Other Attributes:Weatherproof

 

Description

This is an excellent garden variety- the rich orange bronze colour of the shallow flowers are the perfect colour and form for an autumn cutflower Chrysanthemum. Strong stems and good foliage give this very weatherproof variety added appeal. Stopping strong growing plants in approx. the 20th April and allowing plants to produce 4 or 5 flowering stems will give flowers in mid September (this is slightly earlier than our 2013 catalogue suggests). Earlier or later “stopping” (the removal of the growing tip) will result in earlier of later flowers. Reducing the number of stems allowed to flower to say 2 or 3 will result in larger flowers. Being a bloom type Chrysanthemum you will need to “disbud” as soon as the central flowering bud in each stem can be seen and the smaller side buds can be safely removed by pinching out. Be careful not to damage the main bud. This is also known as “securing the bud”.

Prices quoted are for strong rooted cuttings which are ready for dispatch from early February until 16th May

To give the plants the best chance to thrive we advise on the following times for delivery depending on your location in the UK.

NO PROTECTION – not before end April in the South. Not before early May in the Midlands, North of England and in Scotland.

COLD FRAME. – Not before the beginning of April in the South and mid-April in the North.

COLD GREENHOUSE– Not before mid-March in the South and beginning of April in the North

HEATED GREENHOUSE – Not before the middle of February.

Orders for other than our special collections must be received before 22nd March. Beyond this date any orders received will be accepted on a ‘Substitutes Acceptable’ basis.

Dahlia Mini Plants – Available from 25th March 2019 until the end of May 

Garden Ready Dahlias – Available for a 2 week period commencing 3rd June 2019 ONLY

Chrysanthemum Cuttings – Available from early February until 16th May

£6.95 per delivery for all orders for Dahlia Mini plants, Chrysanthemums and Garden Ready Dahlias which are sent FIRST CLASS POST to all UK destinations. This applies regardless of the number of plants ordered.

Special Delivery – this optional services costs an additional £5.00 per order. These parcels are sent via either Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm or by a Courier for next day delivery. These parcels are tracked and need signing for so please make sure you provide a contact number so we are able to contact you to arrange/advise of delivery.

Please note we are unable to package Dahlia Tubers or Garden Ready Dahlias with either Dahlia Mini Plants or Chrysanthemums. If separate deliveries are required then additional carriage and packing will need to be applied to the order.

All orders can be collected from the nursery in which case no carriage fee will be charged.

If you choose to collect your Plants/Tubers from either Halls of Heddon, or The Nursery Ovington (please specify) we will contact you to advise the order is ready for collection. We will make every effort to supply during the week requested but please be aware that delays may occur, so wait for us to contact you