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Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtus'

£5.90
Aspect:
Full Sun
Soil Type:
Most Types
Colour:
Pink
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Plant Overview

An autumn gem. Masses of sprays of pink flowers in September, October and November. An old cultivar, bred by Amos Perry in 1939.

Loved by bees. Good for cutting. 

An old cultivar that has stood the test of time and is still popular today.

It makes a welcome late summer and autumn show in borders and beds, with the added benefit of providing perfect cutting material for floral arrangements.

Height: 60cm - 1m

The Chrysanthemum has it's origins in China and is mentioned by Confucius in 500bc. It was introduced to Japan in about AD386 where it was bred from and it became the national emblem towards the end of the 8th century, when the Order of the Chrysanthemum was the highest award that the state could bestow on any citizen. In the East the Chrysanthemum is seen as a symbol of purity and long life.

Myth and Legend

Chrysanthemums are known known as Christ's flower, because they came into bloom on the morning of his birth.

The flower is said to protect the wearer against the wrath of the gods. Having it growing in your garden will ward off evil spirits.

For some, it is considered unlucky to have Chrysanthemums in the house. This is doubtless because they are a funeral favourite in some areas of Europe. In Italy, giving Chrysanthemums is the equivalent of saying "I wish you were dead".

 

Common name(s): Mums

All our plants are supplied in 9cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant.
The majority of our plants are grown outdoors. This means that they follow their natural growth patterns and are ready to plant at any time of the year. If you order the plants in winter, they are likely to be dormant and died back to ground level, ready to shoot again in spring - just like the herbaceous perennials in your own garden. Very occasionally, in winter, we may indicate on the packing slip that a plant needs to be hardened off before planting out. This will be because it has just come out of a polytunnel. If you have any questions about our plants or growing methods, please feel free to drop us an email.
We grow most of what we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Our prices include VAT at 20%.