Chrysanthemum ‘Lucy Simpson’
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Reason for Inclusion
Historical interest. Bred by Fred Simpson at Collinwood Nurseries in 1938 and named after his daughter.
Brief description of plant
Borderline hardy herbaceous perennial. Spray chrysanthemum.
Height x Spread
60cm x 40cm
Semi-double orange-buff flowers. Petals have a sheen.
Any soil, but needs soil that doesn’t dry out in summer and has good winter drainage.
Pests and diseases
Aphids and leaf miners. Earwigs sometimes damage blooms. Plants may suffer from powdery mildew in dry weather.
Chrysanthemums are later than some other perennials to emerge in spring so make sure they have room and do not get crowded out. This cultivar has a lax habit with a tendency to flop and may not be as hardy as other cultivars.
Established clumps can be divided or take basal or soft cuttings which will root without heat.