What is a chrysanthemum?
Characteristics of chrysanthemums
Wild chrysanthemums are perennial herbs or shrubs up to five feet tall.
Their leaves are lanceolate, lobed and very fragrant.
Their large flowers, like those of daisies, can be white, pink or yellow. They appear in the fall.
History of chrysanthemus
Chrysanthemum cultivation began in China about 2500 years. It arrived in Europe in the seventeenth century, where it was named Chrysanthemum, from the Greek word “krysous = gold” and “anthemon = flower.” It is called so because most primitive flowers had this color.
Commonly, they are also called mums or chrysanths
In the nineteenth century their cultivation expands in in Europe. Numerous varieties are currently grown in many countries. In hot countries, they are cultivated outdoors, but in colder countries they are used as a cut flower, usually grown in greenhouses.
More information on chrysanthemum
9 January, 2022