About varieties of Korean chrysanthemum
The origin of Korean chrysanthemum is still a mystery. Cumming in 1928, crossing a Siberian chrysanthemum with a cultivar Ruth hattonhaving received varieties that favorably differed in their sizes, shapes, bright colors. But the term “Korean” can be considered conditional. An independent species of Korean chrysanthemum can not be considered. But this does not stop gardeners from growing this beautiful flower.
Attracted by gardeners, the ability of Korean chrysanthemum to tolerate low temperatures. As a perennial plant, Korean chrysanthemum successfully wintered in the south of the country, and when using light shelter in central Russia and even in more northern regions. Perennial chrysanthemums in the open ground begin to bloom in early August and this continues until October.
Korean chrysanthemum is best propagated by seed, as the flowers planted in this way are more adapted to low temperatures. Planting seeds in pots should be done in February, as the chrysanthemum will bloom only after 6 months. Planted on open ground in April-May when the temperature reaches at least +15 degrees.
You can propagate and vegetatively.
The most famous varieties of Korean chrysanthemum bred in our country:
- Autumn sun - a strong bush up to 60 cm high. with bright yellow non-double flowers with a diameter of up to 7.5 cm with the smell of honey.
- Golden tips - a strong bush with good foliage, up to 65cm high. Red flowers with a copper tint, diameter up to 7cm.
- Autumn sunset - bush height 45cm. inflorescences of reddish color, not terry, 7cm in diameter.
- Koreanochka is a bush up to 70 cm high with good foliage, bronze flowers.
- Daisy - a white flower with a bush 55-65cm.