This bright yellow sport introduced in 2011 is one of many that joins the family of one of the most exhibited varieties, particularly at early shows. A compact growing variety, the blooms have a very neat form. Stopping strong growing plants approx. 10th April 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 or later flowers. As this variety can also be shown at late shows then a second stopping date of approx.10th 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”. Height 1.1-1.3m.
|Variety:||Sunny John Wingfield|
|Classification:||14b Mid Season Reflex Chrysanthemum Bloom|
|Flower Colour:||Bright yellow|
|Flower size:||140 – 180mm|
|Stopping:||Stop approximately 10/4 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|