Chrysanthemum care tips
Autumn is almost here and the warm and colourful Chrysanthemum is the Flower of the Month for October, with it’s wide spectrum of colours and varieties. Take care of your Chrysanthemum and you can enjoy your flowers longer. Bring on September!
The Chrysanthemum has it’s origin in Japan and China and has been a very popular choice over the years, coming to Europe around 1700 AD. Did you know the Chrysanthemum stands for happiness and health? This makes it the perfect birthday gift.
Colours and shapes
The name comes from the Greek words chrys (gold) and anthemom (flower). The original colour of the Chrysanthemum was gold, but nowadays it comes in many different colours. Consumers can choose from warm yellow gold, bronze and orange to greens. But also subtle whites, pinks and purples are available. The Chrysanthemum blooms are divided into 10 different blooms. From pompon, the form is full double, to spider form where the disk florets are concealed.
Chrysanthemum care tips for florist
You can combine the Chrysanthemum with almost any other flower but especially with Rose and Anthurium. This combination gives you an outstanding bouquet.
- Use clean containers and tools
- Remove the wrapping, recut stems and remove foliage which will sit under the water line before placing into a solution of Chrysal Professional 2
- Provide your customers with sufficient sachets of Chrysal Clear Universal with their bouquet.
- Chrysanthemums, like all cut flowers, are sensitive to draughts and direct heat, so give consideration where you display your flowers.
Chrysanthemum care tips for consumers
Take care of your Chrysanthemums and you can enjoy your flowers for over 2 weeks.
- Use a clean vase and fresh tap water.
- Add the right amount of Chrysal Clear Universal. Please read the description on the package.
- Cut 2 – 5 cm from the stem using a clean knife.
- Make sure there are no leaves in the water.
- Chrysanthemums like all cut flowers, are sensitive to draught and direct heat.
- Don’t place the Chrysanthemums next to ripening fruit or vegetables. The ethylene produced by the fruit and vegetables makes the flowers wilt earlier.
- Top up the vase with fresh tap water and flower food as required.