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Chrysanthemum 'Pitstop'PBR (22)
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chrysanthemum 'Pitstop'

'Pitstop' is a vigorous, compact bushy plant with a neat rounded habit, to 37cm. It is free-flowering, single, with clean white florets surrounding a lemon yellow disc in autumn

Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Yellow White Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
Skin allergen. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Chrysanthemum are erect woody-based perennials with aromatic, pinnately lobed leaves and flowerheads of diverse form, from late summer to late autumn

Name status

Accepted

Horticultural Group
Charm chrysanthemums are compact, bushy plants with abundant, small single or double flower-heads less than 3cm across

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a cold frame in a loam-based potting compost and move into a warm glasshouse in early autumn. Provide bright filtered light with good ventilation and a minimum temperature of 10°C. During the growing season water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser weekly

Propagation

Propagate by rooting softwood cuttings in loam-less potting compost at 16°C

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

Pinch out growing tips and disbud as required

Pests

Susceptible to leaf and bud eelworms, aphids, glasshouse whitefly, glasshouse red spider mite and capsid bug

Diseases

May be susceptible to glasshouse grey mould, powdery mildews and chrysanthemum white rust

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