Chrysanthemum Billy Bell 15a

£2.95

Early bloom neat large white intermediate Suitable for exhibition and cut flower.

Price per plant with Quantity Discount
1-2 £2.95
3-4 £2.80
5-9 £2.65
10+ £2.50
Variety:Billy Bell
Classification:15a Large October Intermediate
 Flower Colour:White
 Suitable For:Exhibition and Cutting
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 Height: 1.2m
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 Stopping: 20th March (1st crown) 15th May (2nd crown)
 Disbudding:Allow 5-6 buds to develop from each main stem
 Planting Spacing:45cm apart
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Description

When grown well there is no early flowering Chrysanth that can quite match this for size! An immense white with a slightly open petal formation this is probably one of the more popular show varieties. Blooms will need protection although for a white they appear less susceptible to damping than others. Stopping strong growing plants approx. the 1st week April and allowing plants to produce 3 or 4 flowering stems will give flowers in mid September though exhibitors would normally grow this just 2 up to maximise the size. Earlier or later “stopping” (the removal of the growing tip) will result in earlier of later flowers. As this variety can also be shown at late shows then a stopping date of approx 2nd week June is suggested. 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 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 Available from 23rd March  until the end of May 

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

Chrysanthemum Cuttings – £6.95 Available from 10th February 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