Chrysanthemums: Colorful Fall Flowers
By Todd McBride on November 12, 2014 in Billy Heroman's Flowers, Gifts, Interior Plantscapes, Flowers. 0 Comments
History for queen of the fall flower…
First cultivated in Asia in the 15th century B.C., more than 500 different varieties of Chrysanthemums were recorded by 1630. For centuries, the Chinese have utilized the blossoms, leaves, and roots of this flowering herb as a medicinal remedy for different ailments including headaches, eye problems, and detoxification of the blood. The petals are also used in salads and soups.
Brought to Japan in the 8th century A.D., the Japanese esteemed Chrysanthemums so much, they chose them to be used in the official crest and seal of the Emperor and they have a national day of festivities dedicated to this flower. These perennials were introduced to the American public in the late 1700s as an effort to bring attraction to the floricultural lifestyle. Since then these showy flowers became popular within the horticultural landscape.
Belonging to the Daisy family, Chrysanthemums, also referred to as Mums, are characterized by their floret shaped petals, which are divided into 13 categories. Their names are depicted by their appearance such as pompons, spider, spoon, or quill. They are considered the “Queen of the Fall” flowers because while other flowers have lost their summer blooms, Mums are ready to showcase their stunning colors.
Floral arrangements using Mums…
Mums are commonly used in decorations for autumn. The vivid yellow, bronze and orange blossoms can be impressive when combined with pumpkins and gourds. Since they come in an array of colors including hot pink, soft lavender, dramatic red, creamy white and intense purple, they are an excellent choice for floral designs.
They can be part of a mixed arrangement of roses and snapdragons or be presented in a lovely vase filled with South American alstroemeria, roses, and daisy; both bouquets will accentuate any room in your home or office. And who wouldn’t feel special after receiving a garden mum plant? Chrysanthemums are definitely a terrific gift to give because of their longevity, while many flowers last for only a short period of time, with proper care their blooms can be enjoyed for weeks.
Billyheromans.com Flowers, Gifts and Plantscaping…
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