They’ve been big fans of the chrysanthemum in China and Japan for centuries — and rightly so. This flower brings warmth and colour, shines in every bouquet and has a very long vase life. Meet the chrysanthemum.
Colours and shapes
You might almost forget that the chrysanthemum was originally yellow, since the flower now comes in an incredibly wide range of colours. Opt for colour and enrich your home with chrysanthemums in warm gold, bronze or deep orange tones. Or go for subtle and calm with chrysanthemums in shades of white, pink or purple.
This fantastic bloomer also comes in different varieties: you can release your inner stylist with spray, disbudded or Santini chrysanthemums. On the latter the flowers are branched on the stem and are far more compact, to give a unique look. And if that wasn’t enough, there are also many different flower shapes: from single to double flowered and from spider to pom-pom shape.
The stylish chrysanthemum brings both infinite colour into your home and a healthy dose of joy, since this flower represents health and happiness. It doesn’t just look good on your own sideboard, but also makes a lovely gift.
The chrysanthemum has been incredibly popular in Asia for centuries. The flower originates in China and Japan, where they fell in love with it immediately. The chrysanthemum arrived in Europe in around 1700. The chrysanthemum’s name derives from the Greek: chrys (gold) and anthemon (flower). Originally you could only enjoy the chrysanthemum in golden yellow.