Chandelier chrysanthemums were bred by breeders to decorate flower beds in landscape design. They are not intended for wintering. Every year bushes are necessary, or dig out and store in a cool place, or well cover for the winter, mulching with dried flowers. This will help protect chrysanthemums from icing. If you live in the northern regions of Russia, then you will grow a bush of a globular chrysanthemum only in a greenhouse or apartment. These flowers are beautiful houseplants. If they are planted in a flower pot, the globular bush will grow very much, and it can be divided.
The peculiarity of the globular chrysanthemum is poor adhesion of the cuttings, therefore, this flower is propagated only by dividing the mother’s bush.
Features of growing chrysanthemum in open ground
In order to keep the chrysanthemum bush ball-shaped, every 2-3 seasons it must be divided. The shoots of the three-year-old chrysanthemum are plucked into two interstices. This promotes the formation of a spherical shape of the bush.
It is inadmissible to grow these flowers in the penumbra. When the chrysanthemum is planted on an insufficiently illuminated area, the plant begins to drift and discards a large number of buds.
For abundant flowering chrysanthemum should be planted on a site where direct sunlight hits the bush most of the light day.
Fertilizers for chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemum is a plant of night development, it grows only in the evening. In the central part of Russia in September, there are often night frosts. The chrysanthemum bush does not tolerate colds. Therefore, in autumn it must be transplanted into a greenhouse. For the same reason, chrysanthemum can not be overfed with nitrogen. Otherwise, they will quickly grow and freeze before the winter cold. A lot of nitrogen is contained in organic fertilizers: compost, humus, humus or grass infusions. These fertilizers are introduced into the soil in spring in very small doses. The best fertilizing for chrysanthemums is a complex mineral fertilizer with an increased content of potassium and magnesium, which have a positive effect on the formation of buds. If you do not want to use chemical fertilizers on your site, you can apply potassium to the soil with a banana peel. The source of potassium and calcium can be an egg shell. Seal it in the soil, and the shell will gradually begin to emit calcium and potassium.
During the formation of buds, chrysanthemums are vulnerable to powdery mildew. For the prevention of fungal diseases it is necessary to spray bushes with Bordeaux liquid and apply magnesium-containing fertilizers to the soil.