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Chrysanthemum 'Cameo' (Chrysanthemum 'Cameo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Chrysanthemum 'Cameo'

Other names

Dendranthema 'Cameo', Chrysanthemum 'Cameo'

Genus

Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum

Variety or Cultivar

'Cameo' _ 'Cameo' is a half-hardy perennial with a compact, upright habit. Its divided foliage is dark-green. In autumn it bears sprays of fully double, white pompon-type flowers which are yellowish centred when first open.


Chrysanthemum 'Cameo' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow, White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Earwigs , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies Aphids , Capsid bug , Earwigs , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies

Diseases

In addition to these diseases, a virus may cause stunting and leaf markings. In wet weather fungal rots may occur.

Powdery mildew , Chrysanthemum white rust , Grey mould Powdery mildew , Chrysanthemum white rust , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Pinch out the growing tip when the plants are 15-20cm tall to encourage bushy plants. Deadheading is not required. Cut back to near ground level in the autumn, before lifting and storing for the winter.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Chrysanthemum 'Cameo' (Chrysanthemum 'Cameo') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in a sheltered site in full sun in fertile well-drained soil. Water freely in dry weather. In mild areas leave the plant in the ground over-winter protected by a thick mulch. Elsewhere lift the crowns and store in a greenhouse.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Chrysanthemum 'Cameo'

Other names

Dendranthema 'Cameo', Chrysanthemum 'Cameo'

Genus

Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum

Variety or Cultivar

'Cameo' _ 'Cameo' is a half-hardy perennial with a compact, upright habit. Its divided foliage is dark-green. In autumn it bears sprays of fully double, white pompon-type flowers which are yellowish centred when first open.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Erect

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow, White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Capsid bug , Earwigs , Eelworms (leaf and bud) , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies

Diseases

In addition to these diseases, a virus may cause stunting and leaf markings. In wet weather fungal rots may occur.

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Chrysanthemum white rust , Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Pinch out the growing tip when the plants are 15-20cm tall to encourage bushy plants. Deadheading is not required. Cut back to near ground level in the autumn, before lifting and storing for the winter.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Chrysanthemum 'Cameo' (Chrysanthemum 'Cameo') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging

Cultivation

Plant in a sheltered site in full sun in fertile well-drained soil. Water freely in dry weather. In mild areas leave the plant in the ground over-winter protected by a thick mulch. Elsewhere lift the crowns and store in a greenhouse.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Chrysanthemum 'Cameo' (Chrysanthemum 'Cameo')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Phenacoccus solani

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Unknown

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Chrysanthemum 'Cameo' (Chrysanthemum 'Cameo')

Common pest name

Green semi-looper

Scientific pest name

Chrysodeixis eriosoma

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest which is morphologically identical to a pest already established in the UK in protected environments and being controlled by IPM. Not expected to cause greater impacts than other species of Chrysodeixis in the UK.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Chrysanthemum 'Cameo' (Chrysanthemum 'Cameo')

Common pest name

Necrotic spot

Scientific pest name

Impatiens necrotic spot virus

Type

Virus or Viroid

Current status in UK

Present (Widespread)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Pest of mainly ornamentals and vegetables; present in the UK; and covered by the EU listing of Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. To be kept under consideration in light of a review of the EU listing.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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