Fall is a wonderful time to see the beautiful colors of changing leaves. There are also many amazing flowers that bloom in the fall, and our favorite one is the chrysanthemum. These fantastic flowers come in a variety of blooms with many colors perfect for fall. Whether you’re decorating with fall flowers, sending them to someone special, or simply enjoying them in your garden, discover the world of mums and their many different varieties. It’s great to learn a little bit about where mums come from, too! Take a look at the different species available in chrysanthemums to discover new favorites. Take a look at these interesting fall facts about mums our floral experts at Gainan’s Flowers and Garden Center have dug up for you this season.
Button mums are the smaller version of pompon mums, a variety of chrysanthemums that present a rounded globe-like head for a soft, colorful addition to any fall floral design. Button poms are often seen in greens or yellows, like in our Here Comes The Sun Design. The yellow buttons make a perfect accent to a yellow bouquet of sunny fall blooms.
Daisy mums are one of the most popular varieties of chrysanthemums, mainly because they resemble daisies but are still a hardy, long-lasting chrysanthemum. Whether planted in the garden, standing alone in a single stem vase, or included in a mixed bouquet like our Pure Happiness design, these blooms bring a cheerful addition to any space. Daisy mums appear in a spectrum of hues, from white and yellow to gold and bronze, like in this bouquet.
Find Inspiration and Meaning in Mums
Chrysanthemums have been a long-venerated flower for centuries around the world. Originally cultivated in China, the mum was once so special that only royalty in China could grow or possess the plant. Even today in East Asia, mums are highly respected as a symbol of rejuvenation and longevity. As a symbol of the sun to the Japanese, the “Land of the Rising Sun” has also incorporated the chrysanthemum into the Imperial Seal of Japan. Mums are often used as gifts for special occasions even today in Asia. In the West, although most mum varieties are not particularly fragrant, the woodsy smell often symbolizes fall to Americans. In other western countries, the blooms tend to epitomize the ideas of joy and optimism. Even the name of the bloom translates, in the Greek language, to “gold flower,” a radiant example of the brilliance that mums bring to our fall decorations.
With so much positivity and warm wishes. mums make a perfect gift for sending to someone special in the fall months. They’re also excellent for displaying in and around your home or office. Bring joy and good fortune when you place mums in your vicinity this season. To learn more about mums, where they come from, what they mean and how different they can be from one another, talk to the floral designers at Gainan’s Flower and Garden Shop. We’re happy to share our knowledge and insight with you as you choose the perfect fall flowers this season.