Harvest Festival Chrysanthemum Collection

A collection of soft-coloured, curvy petalled chrysanthemums, all the more invaluable because they flower right through the autumn. More
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Gone are the days when chrysanthemums had to be those ugly, formal things with a central golden disc with whorls of petals neatly arranged around their edge. Here you have a bunch of soft-coloured, curvy petalled beauties, all the more invaluable because they flower right through the autumn. And if you have room to bring them somewhere inside, you’ll have a cut-and-come-again flower crop until Christmas. I absolutely love this new collection.

This collection contains:
Group/Species Indoor or Outdoor
Common Name Chrysanthemum
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture 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 September - November
Vase Life Chrysanthemum need no special conditioning – they are a classic, long-lasting cut flower with a 2-3 week vase life.
Harvesting Flower production: 3 months
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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Harvest Festival Chrysanthemum Collection reviews

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Reviewed 3rd May 2020 by Marianne

The plants were beautifully packaged and arrived in great condition. Despite operating in challenging times Sarah Raven emailed regularly to let me know when to expect my deliveries.

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Reviewed 26th April 2020 by Gillian

i can't give any higher because nothing has arrived

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Joyce

Good plants nwell packed.

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Tessa

They haven’t arrived and no updates and no reply to my email

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Reviewed 22nd February 2020 by Alisonrose

Just a very well organised service and classic flowers bulbs in colours I want to use in the garden

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Reviewed 19th November 2019 by Nick

Though I have not received the items yet as it is too early. The Chrysanthemums I wanted for the end of season and not grown them myself Sarahs information was helpful in my decision to purchase.