A close up of Chrysanthemum Bronze Fleece

Chrysanthemum ‘Bronze Fleece’

Description

We adore this wildly productive, small anemone-flowered variety. Knee-high plants are bushy and have long, wiry stems topped with sprays of more than a dozen blooms. Tufted flowers are terracotta-colored with pumpkin-orange centers. This long-standing favorite looks great with other fall-toned ingredients.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest individual stems when the flowers are one-half to two-thirds open. For spray varieties, harvest when one-quarter of the flowers on a stem have opened. Chrysanthemums are notorious for making their water murky. To combat this and extend their vase life, add a few drops of bleach to the water. Expect a vase life of more than 2 weeks with floral preservative.

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Description

We adore this wildly productive, small anemone-flowered variety. Knee-high plants are bushy and have long, wiry stems topped with sprays of more than a dozen blooms. Tufted flowers are terracotta-colored with pumpkin-orange centers. This long-standing favorite looks great with other fall-toned ingredients.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest individual stems when the flowers are one-half to two-thirds open. For spray varieties, harvest when one-quarter of the flowers on a stem have opened. Chrysanthemums are notorious for making their water murky. To combat this and extend their vase life, add a few drops of bleach to the water. Expect a vase life of more than 2 weeks with floral preservative.

Sources

How to Grow

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