Firecracker Chrysanthemum Collection

These chrysanthemums are all stalwart mainstays as cut flowers for picking autumn to Christmas. I'd be bereft without them. More
5 rooted cuttings 511511-5 £9.95 Delivery late May
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10 rooted cuttings 511511-10 £17.95 Delivery late May
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Great contrast between the rich sea anemone-like flowers of 'Bigoudi Red’ and 'Allouise Orange', next to the crazy firecracker flowers of 'Tula’. Arranged here with scented leaf pelargoniums, all stalwart mainstays as cut flowers for picking autumn to Christmas. I’d be bereft without them.

This collection contains:
Genus Chrysanthemum
Group/Species Indoor or Outdoor
Variety Allouise Orange, Bigoudi Red, Tula
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Chrysanthemum
Border Position Back, Container, Indoor
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
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 Will require supporting with a cane and tying in as they grow. Pinch out the growing tip when the plants are 15-20cm (6-8in) tall to encourage bushy plants. After flowering, cut back the main stem to about 20cm (8in), lift the shortened plants and overwinter in a frost-free environment to take fresh cuttings the following spring.
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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Firecracker Chrysanthemum Collection reviews

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Reviewed 3rd June 2020 by Martin

Excellent throughout. Thank ypu.

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Reviewed 22nd May 2020 by Cheryl

Brilliant sturdy healthy cuttings. Growing great guns outside in pots. Ready to be pinched out.

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Reviewed 20th April 2020 by Tessa

hasn't arrived arrived and no updates