A stunning large bronze Greenhouse single which has been around for a while and is capable of producing some quality large single flowers suitable for exhibition but also making a good cut flower. As the flowers do best when grown under cover the strong growing plants are best suited to pot culture so that they can be moved into the greenhouse for flowering from end October onwards. Started off in a 9cm (3 1/2″) pot they should be potted on twice with the finished pot size being 23-25cm (9-10″) using a soil based compost such as John Innes No3 for the final potting. Well grown plants will take up to 12 stems of blooms and to achieve this plants are best grown on a double stop, 1st stop on approximately the 1st April and the 2nd stop on the 25th May. Earlier or later “stopping” (the removal of the growing tip) will result in earlier or later flowers. The resultant “breaks” or flowering stems can then be reduced down to 4 or 5 per plant if exhibition flowering stems are required. The flowering stems will also require “disbudding” which is the removal of the side bids on each stem. This allows all the energy to go into the main flower and also make the plants more manageable. Don’t forget to keep plants caned and tied in as required.
|Classification:||7a Large November flowered greenhouse single bloom|
|Flower Colour:||Amber Bronze|
|Suitable for:||Cutting and Exhibition|
|Awards:||Award of Merit in Exhibition|
|Stopping:||1st April and 25th May|