Chrysanthemum and choice plants specialist Woolmans is going ‘green’ in 2017, as two eye-catching new cultivars with green flowers feature in its newly published Chrysanthemum and Autumn Plant Catalogue. Starring on the front cover is Chrysanthemum Jade Green, which produces stunning, large, incurved lime-green bloom for several weeks from November onwards. Ideal for greenhouse culture and disbudding to produce large, super-fine heads, Jade Green is a delight for both floral artists and exhibitors. A pack of three plants costs £6.95, with a pack of six priced at just £11.90, and customers may choose delivery either from late March or mid May.
Carnation Green Magma is no less remarkable for its green pompom heads, with red-flushed tips. This hardy perennial thrives in a sunny, well-drained position, producing plenty of unusual, long-lasting heads which will be highly prized by flower arrangers seeking something a little different. A pack of five plants costs £10.95.
While Woolmans reputation is founded on its supply of exhibition-type chrysanthemums, it also supplies cultivars suitable for general garden and container growing. While Woolmans reputation is founded on its supply of exhibition-type chrysanthemums, it also supplies cultivars suitable for general garden and container growing. New for 2017 is its Paisley Collection – a range of free-flowering and compact-growing plants from the Jogger series of pot chrysanthemums in five distinct colours. The plants grow to just 50cm, and are perfect for large pots where they will produce masses of double blooms from September through to December. A collection of one plant of each costs £9.95, while a double collection of 10 plants costs £16.90.
Dahlias are also an important part of Woolmans offer, where cactus-flowered peach Crazy Legs, decorative red Strongfire and ballhead yellow Graceland are brought together as the Carousel Dahlia Collection to give a really bright and long-lasting blend of ‘fairground’ colours. A collection comprising one tuber of each is priced at £9.95 with a double collection offered for only £14.90.
Look out too for Woolmans wildlife-attracting hardy perennials, including Echinacea PowWow Wild Berry, Helenium Helena Red Shades, Monarda Bergamo, Heliopsis Summer Nights and Gaura Sparkle White. Each is priced at £7.95 for five plants, or buy one of each for £8.95; anyone who buys three packs may claim the cheapest free.
To order Woolmans Chrysanthemum and Ornamental Plant Catalogue 2017, please go online at www.woolmans.com , telephone 0845 658 9137 or write to Woolmans, Gazeley Road, Kentford, Suffolk CB8 7QB.