Many gardeners prefer garden chrysanthemums. These are motley flowers that can decorate any area or flower bed until late autumn. They give the gardens bright colors during flowering, which begins in July. Chrysanthemums are white, yellow, pink in color, they have a bitter aroma.
The reproduction of chrysanthemums is carried out by growing from seed, grafting, or by dividing the bushes. In their reproduction, a vegetative method is used to preserve all the qualities of a plant, expressed in size, terry, color and shape of the bushes. From the seed, the reproduction of these flowers is carried out in breeding, for the breeding of new species.
By dividing the bush
Shrub dividing is a simple method in the reproduction of perennial chrysanthemums. This breeding process is carried out in the first half of June or at the end of August until the beginning of autumn (during September). For dividing the bush are chosen the strongest, distinguished by health and beauty flowers with well-developed buds. It should give preference to the bushes, which did not get the pests.
The number of parts into which the bush is divided is determined by the characteristics of the variety, as well as the number of years of uterine plants. The three-year bush is able to give 5-6 cuttings. To get "delenki", uterine bushes are dug and divided into parts that have a root system with shoots. They are planted in open ground conditions, placed in the holes with fertilizer, and well watered.
If reproduction occurs in the autumn, then young bushes will need to be covered for wintering with oak branches, needles or branches of prickly bushes without foliage.
Diseases and pests
Usually chrysanthemums are not subject to serious diseases. Mostly they are affected by spider mites, but with the help of a soap solution it is easy to get rid of them. Instead of this, Piterium solution can be used. Earthen parasites also should not be feared. Aphids, which can start in the flowers themselves, do no harm and are easy to wash off.
Thus, growing from seed and caring for chrysanthemum is quite simple. Some species can be grown both in open ground and at home. Adhering to certain recommendations, it is possible to achieve a chic bloom in the fall, which will long please the eye.