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Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer' (Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer'

Other names

Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer', Single Korean chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer', Chrysanthemum 'Autumn Fire'

Genus

Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum

Variety or Cultivar

'Herbstfeuer' _ 'Herbstfeuer' is an upright, bushy, deciduous perennial with aromatic, deeply-divided, dark green leaves and, from mid- to late autumn, single, red flowers with yellow centres.


Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Bushy, Upright

Flower

Red in Autumn

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Diseases

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

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

General care

Pruning

Pinch out the growing tip when the plants are 15-20cm tall to encourage bushy plants. Deadheading if desired. 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 'Herbstfeuer' (Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Water freely in dry weather. In mild areas, leave 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

Moist but well-drained, 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.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer'

Other names

Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer', Single Korean chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer', Chrysanthemum 'Autumn Fire'

Genus

Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum

Variety or Cultivar

'Herbstfeuer' _ 'Herbstfeuer' is an upright, bushy, deciduous perennial with aromatic, deeply-divided, dark green leaves and, from mid- to late autumn, single, red flowers with yellow centres.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Leaves are aromatic.

Habit

Bushy, Upright


Colour

Flower

Red in Autumn

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

Diseases

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

Specific diseases

Grey mould , Chrysanthemum white rust , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pinch out the growing tip when the plants are 15-20cm tall to encourage bushy plants. Deadheading if desired. 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 'Herbstfeuer' (Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal

Cultivation

Grow in fertile well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Water freely in dry weather. In mild areas, leave 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

Moist but well-drained, 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.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer' (Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer')

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 'Herbstfeuer' (Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer')

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 'Herbstfeuer' (Chrysanthemum 'Herbstfeuer')

Common pest name

Sugarbeet webworm; Weevil; Australian tomato; Weevil; vegetable

Scientific pest name

Listroderes costirostris

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

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

2

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

3

General biosecurity comments

Awareness needs to be maintained due to the risk of entry as a 'hitchhiker' and monitoring of the pest in countries where it is known to be present.

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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