What are Chrysanthemums?

Chrysanthemums – What are they?

Chrysanthemums or popularly known as ‘mums’ come from the Greek word ‘Chrys’ meaning golden (the color of the original flowers), and ‘anthemon’, meaning flower.

Chrysanthemums bloom in various forms and colors with different classifications on size and shapes. They can be daisy like spread or like small buttons or round miniature balls. They bloom in various colors and most popular ones are white, yellow and pink!
Chrysanthemums are very cheerful and bright happy flowers and they are very popular amongst florists worldwide. They symbolise freedom, joy and happiness.
Chrysanthemums are a bunch of many flowers around a central flat disk of flowers surrounded by longer petals of flowers. There are many different types of chrysanthemums ranging from sprays, to spiders, to button shaped or umbrella shaped flowers.
Chrysanthemums are tropical in nature and they originated from Eurasian regions. Chrysanthemums belong to the Asteraceae branch of flower family, which is one of the largest families of flowering plants with about 20,000 species.
Chrysanthemums are well suited for gardens and patio’s and can brighten up a dull driveway as well. It can be used to decorate a house terrace as well.
Chrysanthemum flavoured tea is very popular and it is mainly used as a relaxant.
They are not specific to any season as such and can be grown in almost any kind of soil but they bloom the best in sunny weather. High rainfall can be detrimental to the growth of these flowers and hence benefit from area’s that experience low rainfall during the monsoon seasons.Chrysanthemum plants flower in about three months after sowing. Chrysanthemums have a long flowering period.
Florists such as us use chrysanthemums extensively in bouquets to bright out the form and highlight the main flowers that are used in the bouquet. Bright coloured chrysanthemums can elevate any dull looking bouquet and they go well in almost any style of bouquet. Using a bunch of bright yellow or mixing bright yellow with white or pink and putting it in a vase can make for one really stunning combination bouquet and would look dainty and classy at the same time.
At May Flower you will find all different ranges of chrysanthemums, both grown nationally and imported from regions that produce different varieties and colors. If you go thru any of our sections you will see use of chrysanthemums in almost all of the bouquets that are delivered to India.

Flower Of the Month – November

There are specific flowers which are traditionally given according to the month that a person is born. The November Birth Flower is the Chrysanthemum.

The History and traditions surrounding the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is fascinating. There are many myths and legends about the origins of this tradition. It is believed that birthday celebrations originated in the Roman Empire and the origins of birth month flowers, such as the Chrysanthemum, could be said to date back to these times. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts. The gifts included gemstone jewelry, such as the Topaz, and also flowers – the first traditions and origins of the November Birth Flower.

The language of flowers developed during the highly conservative period of the Victorian era. The Victorians were strongly restricted by the rules of etiquette when it was considered totally inappropriate to express feelings of love or affection. The “Language of Flowers” therefore evolved when a message was assigned to specific flower such as the Chrysanthemum. A lover could then send flowers which conveyed a hidden romantic meaning.

The meaning of the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is With Love and Cheerfulness.
The hidden message of the Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum, so favored during the Victorian era meaning “You’re a Wonderful Friend”.

The colors of the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum, include the following:

Pink,Red,White,Yellow,Mauve,Orange etc

All over the World people give Birth Month Flowers as gifts to celebrate special occasions or events. Flowers, such as the Chrysanthemum, are always given to celebrate the birth of a new baby and included in wedding flowers or a wedding bouquet. Many people also like to give November Birth Flower, including the Chrysanthemum, to celebrate special events at different times and months of the year and especially during holiday periods. Knowing the flowers which are associated with the November Birth Flower and their meaning adds to the significance of the flowers. The special events where it would be appropriate to give the November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum are as follows:

Month of November, the Chrysanthemum, to celebrate All Saint’s Day on November 1 and Thanksgiving Day

A genus of composite plants, mostly perennial, and of many species including the many varieties of garden chrysanthemums (annual and perennial)

The November Birth Flower, the Chrysanthemum is also called the ‘mum’. The flower has been cultivated for the last 2,000 years. The name “Chrysanthemum” is derived from the Greek words “chrysos” meaning gold and “anthos” meaning flower.

According to the beliefs of Feng Shui, chrysanthemums are believed to bring laughter and happiness to the home
An ancient Chinese city was named Chu-Hsien, meaning “chrysanthemum city”

We at May Flower keep Chrysanthemums in various varieties and colors throughout the year and will find it in almost all bouquets that are sent out through online flower delivery as they are small but stunning flowers.