Chrysanthemum Anastasia

“If you would be happy for a lifetime, grow Chrysanthemums!” , an old Chinese philosopher once said and a phrase that says a lot about this wonderful flower.
For good reason, the chrysanthemum is Japan’s national flower and is the symbol of the annual ‘Festival of Happiness’.
Anastasia particularly stands out because of its large spidery flowers.
Any side buds have been removed (disbudded), which ensures an extra large main flower. This makes Anastasia into a very trendy houseplant or patio plant.
Anastasia is available in various warm and bright colours for most of the year. In a word, a strong and special plant for the home as well as the patio!

Anastasia is very suitable for the living room but can also be placed outdoors on patio or balcony in summer and autumn. It prefers lots of light and a position in full sun is not a problem.
Keep the pot ball moderately to reasonably moist.
Anastasia’s flowers can be enjoyed for at least five weeks.

Why not combine Anastasia with a nice trendy pot and turn it into an even more magnificent eye-catcher in home or garden!

GardenMumsaic

GardenMumsaic is a very strong garden plant that withstands varying weather conditions very well.
With its compact growth and bright colours, your garden is sure to look cheerful from early spring until late autumn.
The little flowers of GardenMumsaic come in many shapes and forms: single or double, multicoloured or with long rays and a cheerful yellow centre.
There are very few plants that will continue to flower as tirelessly as GardenMumsaic until the first night frost!
By the way, did you know that you can have this garden chrysanthemum in the living room for a while? Indoors, it will flower for about four weeks, after which it can possibly start a new life in the garden.
GardenMumsaic is available from florists and garden centres from march until October.

GardenMumsaic requires little maintenance. If planted in pots, the plants need regular watering, with occasionally some plant food.
Ensure good drainage.
GardenMumsaic prefers a sunny position.
After flowering has finished, you can cut back the plant to about 5 cm above ground level. This will induce new growth and the plant will flower again in autumn.

 

GardenMumsaic has to be regarded as an annual.
However, it is possible to make the plant reappear in the garden the next year. This is only possible when the plant was planted in the border in spring or early summer.
This gives GardenMumsaic time to develop roots that are strong enough to come through the winter. If this succeeds, you will be rewarded next year with a profusely flowering plant in autumn!

By nature, GardenMumsaic has a compact growing habit, which means it is suitable for outdoor planting in pots, baskets and dishes but also in the border.

Why not create a few large areas of colour with GardenMumsaic; as the name indicates, it is an excellent choice for a mosaic!

Celosia Kelos series

It’s an exciting presence, that’s the least you could say about Celosia Kelos. Look at its fiery, neon coloured feathery flower spikes and you know why!
In the living room as well as in the garden or on the patio, its intense colours are difficult to miss. Furthermore, when cared for properly, Celosia is a very durable plant. Its beautiful spiky flower heads really do last for many months.
The plant grows up to about 30 - 40 cm. in height.
Celosia Kelos comes in different shades of purple, pink and orange.

Available from florists and garden centres from April until October.

Put the plant indoors in a light position, out of direct sunlight. As soon as there’s no more chance of night frosts, it can be put outside as well.
Water regularly and prevent the pot ball from drying out. Add some general plant food every week for maintaining its beautiful leaf colour.

 

Combine a few plants in a large dish or pot for a lavish feast of feathery flower spikes!
In summer, Celosia Kelos forms an excellent combination with bedding plants.
In autumn, it combines very well with plants like outdoor cyclamen, Calocephalus and ornamental cabbages.

 

Pericallis Senetti

Pericallis Senetti® is a true spring flowering plant, available in four bright amazing   colours: Magenta, Magenta-White, Blue and Dark Blue. The large brightly coloured flowers are true eye catchers and the plant continues to flower for at least three months after purchase.
In spring, Senetti® is also a very good outdoor plant. Senetti® copes well with low temperatures but in case of frost, it does need some protection.

 

Pericallis Senetti® thrives both indoors as well as outdoors. In the home, the plant prefers a light position but not in full sun.
In the garden, a position in dappled shade or semi shade is ideal. Make sure to protect the plant when there is still a possibility of night frost.
Senetti® should be watered regularly with some added fertilizer once a week. Never allow the potting compost to dry out completely.

After flowering has finished, it is advisable to cut back Senetti® to about 10 cm above the rim of the pot. After a while, the plant will flower profusely once again.
Why not put the plant outside on the patio or by the front door; with its fresh bright colours it is a true herald of spring! Senetti® also performs very well when planted in the garden.

Campanula Lotte

Campanula Lotte is a perennial that has many uses. Lotte is suitable as a houseplant and from May onwards also as a patio plant. It is characterized by its striking deep blue flowers, which make it a truly trendy product. It flowers very profusely for a period of around 6 weeks and is extremely suitable as a solo plant. Available from April - September.

When used indoors it requires a light position. When used outdoors it prefers a semi shade - sunny position. Fertilization: add plant food to the water once a month. Water Campanula Lotte regulary, avoid wilting. After flowering, the plant may be cut back and planted outdoors in the soil (try to find a spot in the garden that is not too wet). During the winter months, the plant will die back above ground. In late April,  Lotte will start to grow again and produce flowers in June and July.

Lotte can also be combined with other flowering plants. Tip: mix Lotte with white-flowering plants for a sophisticated colour combination.
When used as a houseplant: regularly allow the plant to soak up plenty of water in a washing-up bowl (30 minutes max) for an optimum result and prolonged flowering.

 

 

Gerbera Durora Outdoor

Who in the world wouldn’t want that? Plants that are easy to look after and which are available in many colours!
Gerbera Durora Outdoor is especially suitable for use in the garden and on the patio.
And, don’t be deceived by its elegant look because it will easily brave rain and cold and windy weather! In other words, it is a sturdy plant with a great look! It will provide pleasure for many months until the first night frosts. This summer flowering annual bears beautiful double flowers in many fresh and brilliant colours. It will continue to surprise you with new blooms, especially when it is regularly deadheaded.
Gerbera Durora flowers are extra strong because of their double layer of petals. This delays the flower’s pollen production, which extends its shelf life. It is an asset to any outdoor space that garden lovers certainly shouldn’t miss out on this summer!

Durora can be placed in full sun as well as in semi shade but does prefer a fairly light position. Keep the pot ball moderately moist and regularly add some general fertilizer to the water. Make sure that any excess water can drain from the pot. Regularly cut the faded flowers with their entire stem from the plant. This way the plant will continue to flower longer and more profusely.

Gerbera Durora Outdoor is a very versatile plant that can be used in many ways. It is lovely as a solitary plant in a small pot but also looks beautiful in a larger dish, pot or basket. A combination of several plants is also a great idea; all in the same colour or perhaps in a cheerful mixture!
You don’t fancy plants in pots? Then why not plant Gerbera Durora Outdoor in your border, where it can be enjoyed all summer long!
Once it has finished flowering, the plant should be put in a cool location, with less water and food. This will provide the plant with a rest period before it starts to flower again.
Gerbera Durora Outdoor can also continue to flower indoors for many weeks but this specific Gerbera is even more at home in the garden or on the patio.