Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtis'
Height x spread 75cm x 100cm
This woody based perennial is well known for its large, single bright pink daisy like flowers that can reach 6cm wide. The flowers are born in profusion in late summer/ autumn when the days shorten and the sun sinks just low enough to create that beautiful golden light not seen at any other time of year.
Best in a bright spot on moist but well drained soil, this herbaceous perennial has lobed grey green leaves but these are mostly obscured by the sheer number of flowers in autumn. Loved by bees this tall specimen should be protected from strong winds to keep it from needing to be staked.
When flowering finishes cut the plant back to approx. 10cm. This will ensure a strong bushy plant for the following year and will protect any new shoots emerging from the base.
Potential skin allergen. Wear gloves when handling.