Chrysanthemum

A ‘golden flower’ for warmth, colour and luck

In China and Japan they have been big fans of the chrysanthemum for centuries. And justifiably so! Because this 'golden flower' (in Greek 'chryso' means 'gold' and 'anthemom' means 'flower')  provides warmth and colour and shines in every bouquet and as a bonus  has a very long lifespan.

Colours and shapes

You might almost forget that the chrysanthemum was originally yellow; the flower is now available in an incredibly wide range of colours. You can opt for colour and enrich your home with chrysanthemums in warm golden yellow, bronze or deep orange tones. Or go for subtle and calming with chrysanthemums in arrays of white, pink or purple.

This fabulous bloom also offers you plenty of choice from various varieties: you can go to town in your styling with spray, spider and santini chrysanthemums. With the latter type the flowers are branched on the stem and are far more compact, giving an unusual look!

Symbolism

The chrysanthemum symbolises luck and health. So the stylish chrysanthemum brings both endless colour and a healthy dose of luck into your home. Which means it also makes a great gift!

Origin

The chrysanthemum has been incredibly popular in Asia for centuries. The flower originated from China and Japan, where people fell in love with it immediately. The chrysanthemum made its appearance in Europe in around 1700.

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Chrysanthemums combine well with other flowers. Opt for the simplicity of a robust pot with chrysanthemums, trailing Amaranthus caudatus and hydrangeas. Or go for slightly more colour and combine the chrysanthemum with rosehips and gerberas.

The bouquet in the photo combines chrysanthemums with dahlias, gerberas, Aralia and Anthurium leaves. You can create a very special effect by sticking copper leaf on the edges of the Anthurium leaves.

 

Impressed? You can make the bouquet yourself, or ask your florist to help you with it.