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Chrysanthemum 'Beechcroft'

A Conservation Scheme Plant

Date Introduced
2021

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.

Verification
Judy Barker, National Collection holder

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

Height x Spread
90cm x 60cm

Flowers
Orange-pink buds opening to paler pink

Foliage
Mid-green, taking on a red tinge in autumn

Flowering Time
Oct - Nov

Soil type
Free-draining and moisture retentive

Aspect
Full sun

Pests and diseases
Slugs, eelworm, rust, leaf spot

Cultivation
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)

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


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