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Chrysanthemum ‘Picasso'

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2010

Introduced by
Shropshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Introduced to cultivation in 2003 but not made commercially available.

Verification
Obtained from Halls of Haddon Nursery

Brief description of plant
Compact hardy herbaceous perennial chrysanthemum forming a neat dome of foliage and flowers.

Height x Spread
45cm x 45cm

Flowers
Dense sprays of small to medium ‘pom-pom’ peach coloured flowers fading to buff.

Foliage
Typical mid-green.

Flowering Time
Sept - Oct

Soil type
Any soil.

Aspect
Full sun or part-shade

Pests and diseases
Aphids and leaf miners. Earwigs sometimes damage blooms. Plants may suffer from powdery mildew in dry weather.

Cultivation
Chrysanthemums are later than some other perennials to emerge in spring so make sure they have room and do not get crowded out.

Propagation
Established clumps can be divided or take basal or soft cuttings which will root without heat.


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