Chrysanthemum 'Avignon Pink'

The late autumn flowering equivalent to the hugely popular dahlia 'Café au Lait'. This is set to take the gardening world by storm. More
5 rooted cuttings 511140-5 £10.50

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This is the late autumn flowering equivalent to the hugely popular dahlia Café au Lait'. Set to take the gardening world by storm. I absolutely love it!

Genus Chrysanthemum
Group/Species Bloom (Indoor)
Variety Avignon Pink
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Chrysanthemum
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.5m (5ft)
Spacing 30cm (12in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting If you have a greenhouse, rooted cuttings of outdoor varieties can be potted on in early spring and grown on in a well-ventilated greenhouse or conservatory. When the roots have filled the pot, which should be around April, they can be potted on and moved to a cold frame. Plant into their final positions outside from early May, spacing them 45-60cm (18-24in) apart. Indoor varieties can be planted directly into soil beds in the greenhouse; space them 30-40cm apart and water in well. Alternatively, on arrival they can be treated the same as outdoor varieties. In early June, transplant into their final pots (20cm-23cm (8-9in) in diameter), and move them outside until around the end of September, at which point they should be moved into a frost-free greenhouse.
Care Tips After planting, water generously for 1-2 weeks so the plants get well established. Apply a balanced liquid feed every two weeks from midsummer until the flower buds start to appear. They will require supporting with a cane and tying in as they grow. After flowering, cut back the main stem to about 20cm (8in), lift the shortened plants and overwinter in a frost-free place.
Flowering Late October - December
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Chrysanthemum 'Avignon Pink' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Mrs Baker

Haven't flowered yet but good strong plants

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

Disappointed with this purchase as they are yellow flowers not pink as expected

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

All taken weel but yet to flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nicola

3 Doing well so far getting excited for flowers

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Lene

Not doing especially well

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Sheila

Wonderful show from these plants in a challenging season!

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Kath

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Kate

Still outstanding items and no sign of them!

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Sarah

Just a beautiful chrysanthemum, I am a complete convert. She’s got a slightly scruffy look which looks delightful en masse and the pink is soft and pure in some lights but with a peach tinge in other lights.

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Helen

Good communication about delivery, the cuttings soon grew into large strong plants, the flowers are amazing and last for weeks in a vase !

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Melanie

They came at the correct time and everything survived!

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Cheryl

Beautiful blooms excellent for cutting for the house. Ideal for beginners with Chrysanths.

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Reviewed 15th November 2018 by Kate

beautiful big blooms, in a delicate pinky colour.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Cheryl

this is my first year of growing a cutting garden - inspired by one of sarah's articles. what an amazing success from a novice ! i am still cutting the avignon pink crysanths - they are glorious and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.

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Reviewed 14th November 2018 by Elizabeth

The cuttings grew on well and are still flowering. I love the colour and the shape and will definitely order more next year as they are a great addition to the autumnal garden

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Reviewed 10th November 2018 by Frances

Easy to grow, masses of flowers in October but sadly they got frosted at the end of the month and do not have a green house. Would try again as great for Autumn colour.

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Monica

The plants are about a metre tall. ideal for the back of the border and the colour is beautiful. I would describe it as coffee pink. Exquisite!

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Linda

Sarah Raven plants always come beautifully packaged and in really good condition.

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Reviewed 1st November 2018 by Diane

Plants thriving and beautiful.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Graham

They were superb lovely coulor

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Barbara

Service as always excellent. Plants are flowering well.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Judy

Arrived in good condition and followed the instructions provided. Later flowering than I xpected but think this is due to the weather conditions this year, as some of my other flowers were late flowering. Have picked two bunches so far off my allotment where they are planted. Now good strong plants and just hope can harvest more before the winter sets in. Would not hesitate to recommend if this is a colour you are looking for.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Tina

The plants were very healthy and well rooted, the notes about growing on were very useful! Foolishly I had not noticed they were indoor chrysanth's, but our excellent summer meant they spent a lot of time outside before mid September,and now they are in their pots in a bay window, with flower buds. I am anxiously awaiting the flowers! I gave two to a friend, who grew hers in the ground and left them there until last week, October 22nd before potting and taking into her greenhouse. She has flowers and loves them!

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Jackie

Nice strong cuttings which have turned into huge healthy plants

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Beata

I took my chances planted them outside and they just started to flower last week of October. Looking beautiful despite the few frosty nights and lower temperatures. We’re in Sussex and they’re in a sheltered spot in our garden.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Sarah-Jane

Great plants but not Avignon Pink, they are a pale peach, still beautiful, but not what was pictured or what I had last year. I know this can happen, but it can be frustrating.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear that your Chrysanthemum has not flowered as expected. if you would care to contact our Customer services Team with photos at they will be happy to look in to this for you."

Posted 7th November 2018

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Pauline

Better than the red but only just coming out.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Marian

Lovely healthy cuttings, I potted them up immediately and pinched them out to give me nine more cuttings. Now I have gorgeous flowers.

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Peggy

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Carole

Very good flowers and lots of them

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Barbara

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Reviewed 31st October 2018 by Jill

Stunning dusty pink colour now in second week in a vase despite being ignored all Summer and found lying on the ground because I neglected to stake them properly. I will buy more for next year and try and treat them with more respect!