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Chrysanthemum 'Stallion' (9)
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chrysanthemum 'Stallion'

'Stallion' is a late spray cultivar that reaches around 70cm in height and bears anemone-like white flowers tinged a pale yellow at the centre

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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 White Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

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

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, softwood cuttings taken in spring from shoots from stored stools

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

Will require stopping for best results. Cut back to near ground level in the autumn, before lifting and storing for the winter

Pests

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

Diseases

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

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