Chrysanthemum Rita Fox


15b Mid-season Intermediate Chrysanthemum Bloom. Top quality white. 1.2m

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One of the best of the more recent introductions. Strong growing plants up to 1.4m produce good size flowers which top out well. 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 second stopping date of approx 2nd week June is suggested, flowering on 2nd crown buds. 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”. Stopping dates given are approximate date only and based on the North East. Growers further North should be aiming for an earlier stopping date whilst those in the South should delay stopping by up to 2 weeks.

Variety:Rita Fox
Classification:15b Mid Season Intermediate Chrysanthemum Bloom
Flower Colour:White
Suitable for:Exhibition and cut flower
Awards:Preliminary Commendation for Exhibition
Flower size:140 – 160mm
Stopping:Stop approximately 10/3 for early shows in the North East of England. If growing for late shows then use a stopping date of approximately the 10th June.
Disbudding: Restrict to 2-3 blooms per plant for best size and remove all but the terminal bud on each stem
Plant Spacing:


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