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The story of the Chrysanthemum

on Thursday, 31 May 2018. Posted in News

The Chrysanthemum is widely known as a cut flower, but it is also an amazing houseplant, with a bushy structure, beautiful green leaves and fabulous flowers in all sorts of colours and shapes. It’s also an easy plant that remains radiantly upright even in higher temperatures.

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In the wild, Chrysanthemums flower in late summer and autumn. Growers mimic those short days in the greenhouse, so that the Chrysanthemum starts producing buds and is also available earlier in the year nowadays. The fresh, bright cheerful colours make it a summery feature that does well both indoors and on the garden table.

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Origin
Chrysanthemums, Chrysanths for short, were being grown in China as a flowering herb as early as the 15th century BC. They were viewed there as a exulted plant with special properties. So special that only aristocrats were given permission to plant them in their gardens.

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Then in the 8th Century it was introduced to Japan, where the emperor declared the flower the national symbol of Japan.

Most of the widely available potted Chrysanths which are part of the Chrysanthemum Indicum Grp originate from Indonesia.

Range

  • The range of potted Chrysanths is exceptionally wide and very diverse in shape and colour. They are usually sold by colour or in mixed trays.

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  • There are potted Chrysanths with multiple flowers per stem (spray) and with one flower per stem, known as disbudded Chrysanthemums or deco Chrysanths. In terms of flower shape, there is a choice of single, spoon, anemone, spider, decorative and pompon.
  • Potted Chrysanths are being extensively bred, so that the classic colours are increasingly being supplemented with more and more eye-catching colours such as lemon, salmon, bronze, deep purple and many bicoloured varieties. The unusual new flower shapes also make the potted Chrysanth a feature plant both indoors and outdoors.

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