How To Grow Chrysanthemums

Planting Out Chrysanthemums

Planting Out Chrysanthemums

After 3-4 weeks, roots will have filled the pots and, like our potted varieties, will be ready to plant out into their final positions. At this stage, plants will still be susceptible to frosts, so harden off carefully from early May onwards. Choose a sunny, sheltered spot with protection from strong winds and well-drained but fertile soil.

Like other plants - prepare the ground by incorporating plenty of organic matter such as manure or compost. Before planting apply our chrysanthemum plant food or another good general fertiliser and rake it in. To plant, dig a hole slightly larger than the pot, remove the pot and place the rootball in the hole, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the surrounding soil surface. Back fill, firm well in and water thoroughly. Keep plants well-watered until they are fully established.

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