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”.
|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|