Brought Small variety of Chrysanthemums from Asda-withered...

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  1. Shaneoak

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    Hi,

    I brought a few packs of Chrysanthemums from Asda and they were a lovely dark maroon. Within one week all the flowers had gone and i was just left with green leaves. Is this common for this type of flower or was it just poor Asda quality? Oh they then developed a white fungal like mildew on leaves after 2 weeks.

    The second thing is i can never seem to get Cyclamen to contnue flowering vigorously when i buy those £5 packs of 4 from garden centres around October time. They are in bloom when i buy them and then the leaves just remain. Is this common for Cyclamen? I was thinking it's the wrong climate for them in Leeds n September/October. I'm hoping they last till December as there's not much in bloom then. Cheers
     
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    There's different cyclamen. Some are for indoors only. What did you buy.
    Mildew suggests the plants were dry and not watered enough.
     
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    Not sure. I will have to check the label but i'm pretty sure the ones i buy from Garden centres are for outdoors. I know they have indoor varieties too in those tacky looking pots ha :). I was in Leeds Botanical gardens in Roundhay and notices the Cyclemen growing under trees were lush with lots of flowers, there leaves looked a slightly different shape too. Interestingly there were no red or magenta colours, which is what i buy along with white and pink in the garden centre and now Asda. Maybe it's a weaker strain of Cyclamen. Oh the Chrysanthemums looked lush when i brought them and i watered them well. This has happened twice now! Don't think i'll buy them anymore.
     
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    If you get flowering cyclamen, the type florists sell, they should last a fair time, most of the winter, but as pot plants they need cool airy conditions, too hot and they dont like it, too cold, frost, and they die .
    An unheated porch tend to suit them if frost free.

    Garden cyclamen are a different proposition, and flower late summer early autumn, and over winter with just leaves, although there is a spring flowering type.
     
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