Ask John Stoa, Our Gardening Expert: Chrysanthemum And Disbudding?

chrysanthemum and disbudding

John with border ask the gardenig expert, chrysanthemum and disbudding

Even the most experienced gardeners need a little advice sometimes… especially from a gardening expert! Our gardening guru, John Stoa, answers your queries.

Q. I was given some young chrysanthemum plants. Do they need disbudding to flower?

Outdoor chrysanthemums can be grown with one large single head on each stem (decoratives) or as spray chrysanthemums with many smaller flowers on each stem.

The spray types are left to grow, but the decoratives need sideshoots and flower buds removed so that there is only one bud allowed to grow at the top of each stem.

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