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Chrysanthemum 'Gold Enbee Wedding' (29d) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bedding or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

1-2 years


Preferred common name

chrysanthemum 'Gold Enbee Wedding'

Family

Asteraceae


Chrysanthemum are erect woody-based perennials with aromatic, pinnately lobed leaves and flowerheads of diverse form, from late summer to late autumn

Early flowering, single, Outdoor Spray chrysanthemums are bushy perennials with several single or semi-double flowers on each branching stem, flowering from late summer to autumn

'Gold Enbee Wedding' is an erect perennial to 1.2m, with single, bright yellow flowers 9cm in width, with a yellow disk

Synonym(s)

  • Dendranthema 'Gold Enbee Wedding'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered site in full sun in fertile well-drained soil, enriched with organic matter and general purpose fertiliser. Water freely in dry weather. Pinching out the growing tip when the plants are 15-20cm tall to encourage free flowering bushy plants. Staking is usually required. There is no need to deadhead. In mild areas leave in the ground protected by a thick mulch. Elsewhere lift the crowns and store in a greenhouse, raising fresh plants from these each year

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings taken in spring from shoots from stored stools

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Cut Flowers


How to care

Pruning

Cut back to near ground level in the autumn, before lifting and storing for the winter

Pests

Aphids and leaf miners are common pests. Leaf and bud eelworms can damage stock that has not been heat-treated. Earwigs sometimes damage blooms. Capsid bug and glasshouse red spider mite are occasional pests

Diseases

Chrysanthemum white rust, can be very damaging and hard to control. Powdery mildews can be damaging in dry conditions. In wet weather grey moulds and other fungal rots can be severe. A virus may cause stunting and leaf markings