Chrysanthemum:Everything youneed to know
Whether you call them mums, chrysanths or chrysanthemums, it will take more than some tricky pronunciation to put off lovers of these beautiful blossoms. Native to East Asia and parts of Europe, chrysanthemums are some of the most popular flowers to give and receive. With petals like that, is it any wonder?
Chrysanthemum flower meaning
Chrysanthemums mean different things in different cultures – as well as eras. In the Victorian age, people gifted chrysanthemums as a sign of strong friendship, while in modern times white chrysanthemums are often given as an expression of sympathy. In the UK and China, mums represent happiness, long life, and good fortune. The versatile chrysanthemum comes with an abundance of meanings, making it the perfect choice for any occasion.
Common types of chrysanthemums
From delicate, daisy-like flowers that add a splash of springtime to your living room vase to sprawling showstoppers that let your best friend know how much they mean to you, chrysanthemums come in plenty of shades, shapes, and sizes.
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Single bloom chrysanthemums
Quilled bloom chrysanthemums
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How to care for chrysanthemums
Been gifted a beautiful bouquet of mums? There are plenty of tips and tricks to help keep your chrysanthemums looking great.
Make sure the water in your vase isn’t too cold and remove any leaves that are going to sit under the water. Despite loving sunshine and warmth, their first evening in the vase should be somewhere cool and dark if possible – this just helps them settle into their new home. Remember to add any plant food you have, too, for that extra boost.
Once your chrysanthemums are settled in their vase, you can put them wherever you want - however we recommend keeping them away from fresh fruit to help them live longer. Try to keep them away from radiators and harsh, direct light, but keep them somewhere fairly bright and well ventilated. Don’t forget to change their water regularly and add more plant food when you do. Keep this up, and your chrysanthemums could thrive for up to a fortnight or even longer.
There is a chrysanthemum for every taste, from pretty pink chrysanthemums to striking pompons and towering quilled blooms. Whether you want to add some brightness to your garden or make someone’s day with a beautiful bunch of mums, there are plenty of varieties to choose from.
Send some happiness through the post with a long-lasting bouquet of chrysanthemums.