General Info

Chrysanthemum comes from the Greek words chrys meaning golden and anthemom meaning flower. Carolus Linnaeus, a Swedish naturalist who is the father of taxonomy, named the plant. They were initially grown in Eurasia and then brought to Japan by Buddhist monks. Chrysanthemums are also referred to as mums and chrysanths. The flowers bloom in daisy, pompom, and button form in various sizes. They also have a wide range of colors such as white, purple, red, and yellow.

Care and Handling

  • Can be grown in any type of soil and prefer sunny weather
  • Keep the soil moderately moist
  • Remove faded and dead blooms
  • Fertilize when the plant is ready to bloom and stop fertilizing when the buds are fully bloomed
  • Carefully check for diseases or insects/pests, if an issue is found, respond quickly with the proper control measures

Average Lifespan

  • • The average vase life of fresh cut chrysanthemums lasts around 2 weeks

Seasonal Availability


Quick Guide

Symbolism: Hospitality
Native Origin: Colombia
Blooming Season: Year Round
Average Life: 4 to 6 weeks