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Chrysanthemum ‘Romantica’

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2018

Introduced by
Hampshire Group

Reason for Inclusion
Little grown, of German origin

Verification
National Collection holders, Judy Barker/Andrew Ward. Given to Hampshire Group in 2012 by a local member, Sylvia Hills

Brief description of plant
Late-flowering (November) hardy chrysanthemum

Height x Spread
90cm x 60cm

Flowers
sprays of soft-pink, semi-pompom 3cm flowers with a darker pink centre, fading to cream.

Foliage
Typical mid-green

Flowering Time
Oct - Nov

Soil type
Any soil.

Aspect
Full sun or part-shade

Pests and diseases
Plants may suffer from rust or mildew.

Cultivation
Chrysanthemums are later than some other perennials to emerge in spring so make sure they have room and do not get crowded out. May not be fully hardy in all areas - mulch with a good layer of organic matter.

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


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