When at its best this stunning miniature cactus has been en likened to a miniature Kiwi Gloria, and that is high accolade indeed. Raised by the Late Peter Greenway, this was, in his opinion, the best of his seedlings and was the result of a 2013 cross between Josudi Telstar and Josudi Neptune. We have trialled J. Andromeda for 3 years now and have noted that it does not like to get dry at the roots and, although weatherproof, the quality of blooms produced under cover are far superior (from Peter’s notes). Andromeda is a strong grower getting up to 1.5m high. It appears at its best when left undisbudded, and with as many flowering stems on the plant as it will take, so a double stop is advisable.
As with all Peter’s raisings, a donation for each plant sold in this, its first season of release, will be made to the Cornish Air Ambulance.
|Classification:||Unclassified Miniature Cactus Dahlia|
|Flower Colour:||Blush lavender pink with richer toning in the centre of the bloom.|
|Suitable for:||Exhibition, Garden and Cut Flower|
|Awards:|| G.F Crowley Perpetual Challenge Cup, Wisley 2017|
Best Seedling, Scottish National 2017
Runner up J.Parkinson Trophy, Harrogate 2017
|Flower size:||110 – 115 mm|
|Stopping:||Stop early-mid June at 4-5 pairs and then double stop early July to grow at least 12-14 up.|
|Disbudding:||Lightly disbud to 1 or 2 pairs maximum. Some growers prefer not to disbud at all.|
|Plant Spacing:||Plant 50-60cm apart|
|Raiser:||Peter Greenway, UK|