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Chrysanthemum - Crazy Daisy

£1.25

Chrysanthemum 'Crazy Daisy' is a variety with pretty frilly white flowers. A variety of a Shasta Daisy (which was named after the snow covered Mount Shasta in California) it makes a good cut flower and is a perfect addition to borders or wildlife garden as it is a magnet for bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

When to Sow February to May, or August to October
Where to Sow Sow indoors on the surface of moist compost filled pots or trays and cover the seeds with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite as the seeds need light to germinate.  Keep at temperature of 15°C (59°F) and germination should occur in 21 to 28 days.
If there is no or low germination, move to a cold area at 4°C (39°F) for two to four weeks, then bring out and sow as above. This will simulate the seeds going through a winter (called vernalisation) and more germination will occur after this period of “warm-cold-warm”
What to do Next When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays and grow on in cooler conditions.
When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise indoor raised seedlings to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Then transplant into final growing position planting them 45cm (18in) apart. 
  Water well until plants are established.
  Create a bushier plant by pinching out growing tips in mid May. This will make it flower later but the resulting plant will be bushier and require less staking.
  Deadheading will ensure that the plant continues to bloom until the first frosts.
Flowering period June to September (following summer).
Companion Planting Extremely attractive to butterflies and other pollinating insects
Uses Borders, Pots and Containers, Cut Flowers
Height 60cm (24in)
Spread 45cm (18in)


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