Flower spotlight: chrysanthemum daisies

Flower spotlight: chrysanthemum daisies

Chrysanthemums, often just called mums, are one of the most popular blooms in the world, second only to roses. But you have to be careful when talking with a florist about "mums" because there is the button mum, chrysanthemum, spider mum, and the list goes on. The name is derived from the ancient Greek words chrysos (meaning gold) and anthemon (meaning flower), and there are about 40 different wild species and thousands of varieties created through selective breeding, yes I said THOUSANDS!

This month we’re highlighting chrysanthemum daisies, commonly known as painted daisies, which are part of the mum family. Native to North Africa but now cultivated in many locations, these compact little annuals carry a big punch with their tri-color blooms. Outdoors, They can grow up to two feet tall in the right conditions — well-drained, fertile soil with light shade to full sun. Just be sure to keep an eye out for pesky aphids, mold, and mildew if growing them in your garden.

This little flower makes us think of a sweet little English cottage on a warm summer day. Their happy rows of flat, ray petals boast beautiful variegations with circles of color that can go from a bold, bright yellow to red to pink and end with a large strip of pure white. They’re low maintenance and look great in garden beds or as borders. They also look cute in almost any container, as a cut fresh flower especially when bunched together. These long-lasting blooms work exceptionally well as accents in cut-flower arrangements.

For a festive party arrangement, pair these special mums in a design with sunflowers, yarrow, gladiolas, and some greenery in a tall round or square translucent vase. For a more casual, affordable look, try painted daisies, pink spray roses, pixie carnations, and a handful of waxflower in a simple basket, metal container, or ceramic vase. 

Try finding a cute, unused container around your house for a fun and unique look. You can place a glass vase inside an old watering can, wooden toolbox, or birdcage. Be creative! You can also find great containers and vases at our local shop. Purchase in-store or bring a container of your choice from your home to our convenient metro location on Rockwell and Northwest Expressway, and our highly qualified floral designers will help arrange the perfect chrysanthemum daisies bouquet.

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