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Chrysanthemum 'Barbara'

chrysanthemum 'Barbara'

A bushy, herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves and dark pink, double pom-pom shaped flowers appearing from summer until the first frosts

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

South–facing or West–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

How to grow

Cultivation

In milder areas grow all year round in moist but well-drained soil in full sun in a sheltered position, and overwinter with a coarse organic mulch such as bark chips or bracken; in colder areas, overwinter in containers in a frost-free place such as a cool conservatory; for more advice see chrysanthemum cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or by basal softwood cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Cut flowers
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, chrysanthemum leaf miner, leaf and bud eelworms, earwigs, capsid bug and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

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

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