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Chrysanthemum 'Golden Rain' (10a)
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chrysanthemum 'Golden Rain'

'Golden Rain' has a spider-form flower with narrow, drooping ray florets, curled at the tips. These are a strong yellow in colour. Plants typically reach around 85cm , flowering in late autumn under glass

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Asteraceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
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

Unresolved

Horticultural Group
Indoor, Spider chrysanthemums have fully double flower-heads with long, slender ray florets, the inner ones curling inwards, the outer florets somewhat pendent

How to grow

Cultivation

Grown in pots, these tender plants should be brought indoors in early autumn. Stop and disbud during the growing season, according to whether sprays or disbuds are required. Stake (see staking perennials), water regularly and feed until flower buds colour up. See chrysanthemum cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by basal cuttings in early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cut flowers
Pruning

Stop or disbud, as required

Pests

May be susceptible to chrysanthemum leaf miner, glasshouse whitefly and aphids

Diseases

Susceptible to chrysanthemum white rust, powdery mildews and grey moulds

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