Chrysanthemum Barbara Dakin


Early Intermediate Chrysanthemum Bloom. Light bronze, weather resistant. 1.2m

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We grew this for the first time in 2018 and what stunning blooms we had. Growing 2 up in a 7 litre pot we had well formed flowers with superb depth up to 20cm across. With plenty of petal and good form for the show bench I am sure this recently introduced variety from the late Gordon Dowson will prove to be popular for years to come. Grows 1.2m approx.. Stopping strong growing plants on approx. the 1st May and allowing plants to produce 4 or 5 flowering stems will give flowers in mid September. 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”.

Variety:Barbara Dakin
Classification:25b Early Intermediate Chrysanthemum Bloom
Flower Colour:Light bronze
Suitable for:Exhibition and Cut flower
Flower size:140 – 170mm
Stopping:Stop approx 1st May for mid September shows in the North of England
Disbudding: Restrict to 2 blooms per plant for best size and remove all but the terminal bud on each stem
Plant Spacing: Plant 30-40cm apart
Introduced:Gordon Dowson


Prices quoted are for strong rooted cuttings which are ready for dispatch from w/c 10th 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 – £6.95 Earliest availability now end April until the end of May 

Garden Ready Dahlias – £8.95 Available for a 2 week period commencing 1st June  ONLY

Chrysanthemum Cuttings – £6.95 Earliest availability end April until Mid May

Sent FIRST CLASS POST to all UK destinations. This applies regardless of the number of plants ordered.

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