Chrysanthemum 'Penny's Yellow'
A Conservation Scheme Plant
Conservation Co-ordinator, Sally Adams
Reason for Inclusion
The name refers to Penny Hay, who was an HPS member. She bought a plant from The Telegraph newspaper as an unnamed cultivar. Penny gave it to a local nursery who propagated it and sold it as C. ‘Penny’s Yellow’.
Judy Barker, National Collection holder
Brief description of plant
Later blooming, double flower form. Less prone to slugs and winter wet. Synonym 'Richard's Yellow'
Height x Spread
120cm x 75cm
Bright yellow double clustered flowers
Oct - Nov
Free-draining and moisture retentive
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.