Flower spotlight: spider mums

Flower spotlight: spider mums

Spider mums add such a fun and festive element to any arrangement! These hardy blooms are part of the daisy family along with marigolds and zinnias. They are available year round for florists in a cut flower.  Outdoor they are late bloomers in your flower beds, which is why you see more of their beautiful buds during the fall season. Spider mums are hardy perennials with thick round stalks topped with long, narrow petals. Once cut, they stay fresh for about 14 to 21 days, making them a popular choice in a wide variety of freshly cut arrangements. 

Ranging in a large variety of colors in white, green, purple, yellow and two-toned colors, the concentric florets differ in shape depending on the variety. For the gardening fans, spider mums can be grown in a pot or in the garden. Pet owners should plant mums with caution, however, as they are toxic to cats, dogs, and even horses.

Spider mums mix well with many different flowers, including carnations, lilies, roses, and various accent flowers or greenery to add height and fullness. They can be used in arrangements that are monochromatic or in brightly colored mixed arrangements for extra cheer. It’s hard not to smile when you see a spider mum making a statement in a floral arrangement!

The distinctive look of spider mums adds symmetrical elegance to bridal bouquets of almost any color or style, at least in the United States where they represent purity and truth. European brides generally steer clear of them because they are associated with death and are often used in graveside remembrance arrangements.

Bold. Unique. Long lasting. Spider mums are staples in fall weddings and holiday home decor. Call us today to order an arrangement that focuses on this beautiful fall bloom.    

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