Other Names: Mums, Chrysanths, Hardy Mums,
Descriptions: Chrysanthemum flower blossoms
can vary from daisy-like, decorative, pompons
or even button blossoms.
Size: Chrysanthemums grow stalks of 2
to 3 feet high.
Symbolism: In general Chrysanthemums symbolize
hope in dark times. In addition different color
chrysanthemums have different meanings. A bronze
chrysanthemum means excitement. While a white
chrysanthemum represents truth and honesty. A
red chrysanthemum symbolizes sharing and cooperation.
A yellow chrysanthemum cheerfulness or a secret
Grow Details: Chrysanthemums are hardy
annuals that produce a blanket of late blooming
Soil Type: Well
Drained Rich Soil
Soil PH: PH 6.5
Light: Full Sun
Grow Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Height: Chrysanthemums grow to 2
to 3 feet tall.
Flower Colors: Bronze, Yellow, White,
Red, Purple, Pink
Propagation: Propagate through cuttings,
seed or division
Division/Transplants: Divide every
2 to 3 years.
Blooming Period: Typically Autumn
- September to November
Type: Annual or Perennial (depending on
Herbal Remedy Properties: In Chinese culture
Chrysanthemum flowers have traditionally been
boiled to make a tea, for influenza patients.
Native Area: Chrysanthemums are native
to Asia and northeastern Europe.
Other: Chrysanthemums are used as a natural
source of insecticide. The flowers are pulverized,
and the active components called pyrethrins, contained
in the seed cases, are extracted and sold in the
form of an oleoresin. This is applied as a suspension
in water or oil, or as a powder. Pyrethrins attack
the nervous systems of all insects, and inhibit
female mosquitoes from biting.