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Hardy chrysanthemums - you should know that

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Unfortunately, not all chrysanthemums are hardy. There are big differences in the varieties alone. We tell you which chrysanthemums are really hardy and which are not.

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Basically, chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum) are perennial plants and are therefore hardy. Due to different breeds and crosses, there are also numerous varieties on the market that are only annual and not hardy. Frost-resistant chrysanthemums are commercially available. At first glance you can see hardy specimens when it comes to garden chrysanthemums. Annual chrysanthemum pots can be overwintered under certain circumstances and bloom again next year.

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  • 1 Always hardy: garden chrysanthemums / autumn chrysanthemums
  • 2 How chrysanthemums get through the cold season in the garden
  • 3 Not hardy: pot chrysanthemums
  • 4 well-known types of chrysanthemums - frost-resistant and hardy
    • 4.1 Chrysanthemum 'Goldmarianne'
    • 4.2 Chrysanthemum 'Little Amber'
    • 4.3 Chrysanthemum 'Mei-kyo'
    • 4.4 Chrysanthemum 'Brockenfeuer'
  • 5 Five tips for hardy chrysanthemums

Always hardy: garden chrysanthemums / autumn chrysanthemums

The resistant garden or autumn chrysanthemums appear in many forms. The abundantly flowering plant can have small or large flowers, the colors of the daisy family are also varied. The main flowering period is from late summer to the onset of frost. Garden chrysanthemums grow as perennials in beds or tubs.

This is how chrysanthemums come through the cold season in the garden

1 In order for the chrysanthemum to become hardy, it must be planted outdoors. The planting time is in May - only then will the roots have the chance to anchor themselves properly and survive the winter.

2 The location is also important for wintering outdoors: A sheltered and dry place helps the plant over the cold season. Don't cut back faded autumn chrysanthemums. The flower stems protect the plant from the cold from above. Cover the lower area with a layer of leaves or brushwood.

3 In spring, shorten the plant stems to a hand's breadth above the ground before the first shoot. This gives the chrysanthemum enough strength to start the warm season. For dense blooms, chrysanthemums need plenty of water directly in the root ball - even in the rain, because the dense leaves often keep the rainwater out.

4 If you want to be on the safe side, take a few cuttings in autumn. New plants can easily be drawn from this. If the chrysanthemum does not survive the winter, there are at least "offspring".

Not hardy: pot chrysanthemums

The so-called pot chrysanthemums are usually one year old and do not survive the winter. But you can try to overwinter these chrysanthemums. Cut back the plant very briefly after flowering and place the pot or tub in a cool, bright place. In winter quarters, the chrysanthemum needs water - but regularly. With a little luck, it will start to sprout again in spring.

Well-known types of chrysanthemums - frost-resistant and hardy

With the abundance of chrysanthemums, the choice is difficult! Not only the offer is huge, hardy chrysanthemums also differ in the flowering time and duration. You can combine various garden chrysanthemums so that you can enjoy the colorful splendor for as long as possible in autumn.

From the end of August / beginning of September, "Gold Marianne" and "Little Amber" will bloom in yellow and tan. "Mei-Kyo" shows flowers in violet pink and "Brockenfeuer" blooms even into November.

Chrysanthemum 'Goldmarianne'

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Chrysanthemum 'Goldmarianne'
Height:50 - 70 cm
Spread:30 - 40 cm
Flower color:brownish yellow
Bloom:September to October
Location:Sun
Ground:well-drained, fresh, high nutrient requirements
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Chrysanthemum 'Little Amber'

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Chrysanthemum 'Little Amber'
Height:30 - 50 cm
Spread:40 - 50 cm
Flower color:yellow brown / bronze yellow
Bloom:September to October
Location:Sun
Ground:fresh, permeable, low in nutrients
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Chrysanthemum 'Mei-kyo'

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Chrysanthemum 'Mei-kyo'
Height:40 - 50 cm
Spread:30 - 40 cm
Flower color:violet pink
Bloom:September to October
Location:Sun
Ground:well-drained, fresh, nutritious
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Chrysanthemum 'Brockenfeuer'

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Chrysanthemum 'Brockenfeuer'
Height:50 - 70 cm
Spread:30 - 40 cm
Flower color:dark red, center of flowers yellow
Bloom:September to November
Location:Sun
Ground:fresh, well-drained, nutritious
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Five tips for hardy chrysanthemums

  1. Pay attention to the labeling when buying.
  2. Plant outdoors in early summer.
  3. Make sure the location is protected from the wind and dry.
  4. Cover with leaves or brushwood before winter.
  5. Do not cut back until spring.

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