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Chrysanthemum 'Beechcroft'

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced

Introduced by
Conservation Co-ordinator, Sally Adams

Reason for Inclusion
An older, tall, hardy cultivar. Bred by Halls of Heddon in the 1970s and named after Rosie Hardy’s mother’s house.

Judy Barker, National Collection holder

Brief description of plant
A true herbaceous perennial with duplex, sometimes single flowers.

Height x Spread
90cm x 60cm

Orange-pink buds opening to paler pink

Mid-green, taking on a red tinge in autumn

Flowering Time
Oct - Nov

Soil type
Free-draining and moisture retentive

Full sun

Pests and diseases
Slugs, eelworm, rust, leaf spot

Grows best in a sunny border. Use a general fertiliser in the spring, and may benefit from a light drench of liquid seaweed in June. Hardy to H4 (-10c to -5c / 14f to23f)

Divide every 3-5 years, or propagate by cuttings.

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