5 Review (s)

  1. Vitaly Ustinov

    This year, I have a lot of chrysanthemum and rose bushes entangled in cobwebs, leaves curling and falling en masse ... What to do?

    • OOO "Sad"

      - With heat and long absence of rain in the garden, favorable conditions are created for the intensive reproduction of aphids, spider mites and many other pests. Insects first colonize the underside of the leaves and feed on the sap of young tissues, even affecting flowers. Over time, mites can envelop the entire plant in a felt cobweb. Try to reduce the number of pests by directing a strong stream of water from a hose to the bushes. Spraying with a copper-soap solution (20 g of copper sulfate and 200 g of green soap / 10 l of water) also helps.

      With a large invasion of aphids or spider mites, it is better to alternate such treatments with Antitlin {500 g of soda-tobacco dust / 10 l of water) or Tabagor (1 kg of mustard-tobacco dust / 10 l of water - withstand a day, stirring occasionally). But the most reliable is the insecticide "Aktara" (according to the instructions), since this drug remains for two to three weeks after spraying, is not washed off by rain and does not accumulate in the roots and fruits of plants. However, it is toxic to bees: it cannot be used if there is an apiary nearby.


    I love garden flowers, gave them a large area of ​​their site. But among many species and varieties I have especially tender feelings for chrysanthemum. Not a single flower can compare with it in terms of abundance and longitude of flowering!
    I grow Korean, potted, large-flowered and multiflora.

    Each species requires its own approach.
    Korean chrysanthemums winter well, but in recent years and others have shown resistance to wintering in open ground.
    Plants are not demanding on the soil. I have clay soil, they grow well.
    In spring, the bushes should be fed with nitrogen fertilizer (calcium nitrate, urea according to the instructions), in the fall - with potassium phosphate.
    In hot, dry weather, chrysanthemum needs moderate hydration. Water carefully under the bush, trying not to fall on the leaves.
    I don’t cover the landing for the winter.
    Cuttings of chrysanthemums and divide the uterine bush in the spring.
    Large-flowered chrysanthemums can be left to grow as is, without cutting, then you will get a bush with many flowers, but the diameter of the basket will be small. These often adorn flower beds of summer residents. But if you leave 3-5 of the main branches on the plant, removing stepchildren and other buds, we will get a powerful central stem on which one huge flower will blossom. They are used to create chic bouquets.

  3. Raisa CHERMANENKO, city of Kramatorsk

    To protect the inflorescences of large-flowered chrysanthemum from early autumn frosts, I cover them with paper bags at night.

  4. Alexander LUKSHIN, agronomist, Yelniki.

    Often, Korean chrysanthemum planting material is bought in the fall - it is convenient to choose plants with flowers of your favorite color. It is better to plant and transplant bushes as early as possible - in late August and early September, so that the plants are well strengthened and prepared for winter.

    When choosing seedlings, you need to pay attention, rather, to the roots, giving preference to instances with a developed root system and a large number of shoots. Then you can be sure that the plant wines well enough. If seedlings are sold in pots, pay attention to whether there is a young shoot, which indicates a good quality of the roots.
    Chrysanthemum bushes do not need to be deeply buried, the roots grow parallel to the soil. After planting, it is advisable to cut the shoots, leaving no more than a third of their height. This is necessary so that the plants do not spend a lot of energy on food, but rather take root. Do not forget to water them well.

    Try to buy chrysanthemums grown in your area - they are less capricious than imported ones and are already adapted to local conditions. If you still liked this plant, but the roots are weak, you can plant it in a pot and keep it in a cool basement until spring.
    The necessary conditions
    In the garden, a chrysanthemum needs a well-lit area so that the shoots do not stretch out, otherwise this will delay flowering and worsen the decorativeness of the bush.
    The plant does not like excess moisture, it is better to plant it in an elevated place, but keep in mind that the root system is superficial, so you need watering in drought. With a lack of water, the leaves and flowers become smaller.
    Chrysanthemum does not like crowding. They plant bushes at a distance of 40-50 cm from each other, over time they will grow and occupy all the free space.
    The soil should be loose, moisture permeable, nutritious. On the ground in the area, it is heavy, loamy, so when planting I bring in peat, sand (half a bucket per 1 sq. M) and a little rotted manure. Chrysanthemums planted in such a mixture successfully grow and delight with the flowering of 3-4 of the year.

    Korean chrysanthemum tolerates winters in the middle lane. But for reliability, I cut the bushes in the fall, leaving high stumps, and add the overripe humus or peat. Although sometimes after wintering part of the bush dies. This happens not so much from freezing, but because of getting wet or soaking with frequent thaws.


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