The symbolism of the chrysanthemum is powerful and beautiful, and for centuries it has played a key role in rituals and displays in China and Japan. Today it feels as if we're very familiar with the blooms – yet look again at the different varieties and you'll quickly rediscover the chrysanthemum's sweet charm. A few stems in well-placed vases around your home will bring life to the space, while the friendly, uplifting colours and soft, round shapes make this flower a perfect supporting ingredient in our Inner Retreat bouquet.
Chrysanthemums for happiness
To reacquaint yourself with chrysanthemum, set aside any pre-established ideas you have about the flower and approach it as you would a friend you'd like reconnect with. Even better, ask a florist to make up a bunch of the blooms and take it round to one of those friends yourself. With so many cheerful colours and shapes, there's a chrysanthemum cut flower for everyone.