Many people are well aware that roses are the most popular flower in whole world but very few know that chrysanthemums are just second to roses in the list of most popular flowers in world. The name of this flower is driven from 2 Greek words “Chrys” that means golden (as the original color of flower is gold) and “anthemon” that means flower. Chrysanthemum flowers bloom in various forms, and can be daisy-like, decorative, pompons or buttons. Chrysanthemum flowers come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes and in a wide range of colors. Chrysanthemums, else than in the original yellow color comes in white, purple, red and in other colors too.
As Chrysanthemum come in different colors so they hold different meaning and that makes these flowers the famous florist flowers. The Chrysanthemum flower denotes trustworthiness, buoyancy, joy and long life.
- A red chrysanthemum communicates the message of love.
- A white chrysanthemum signifies truth and loyal love.
- A yellow chrysanthemum indicates slighted love.
Chrysanthemums are classified into nine categories according to the type and arrangement of disk and ray flowers – Incurved, Reflexed, Intermediate, Late Flowering Anemones, Singles, Pompons, Sprays, Spiders/Spoons/Quills, Charms and Cascades.
Here is list of some garden varieties of Chrysanthemum and their uses.
|Scientific Name||Common Name||Common Uses|
|C Segetum||Corn Marigold or Corndaisy||Ideal plant for a wild flower meadow or natural planting scheme.|
|C Carinatum||Tricolor Daisy||Leaves are edible and flowers are cultivated as beds.|
|C Coronarium||Crown Daisy||Medicinal use, used in conjunction with black pepper for treatment of syphilis and gonorrhea.|
|C Maximum||Shasta Daisy||The Chrysanthemum is excellent as a ground cover or border plant since the foliage is attractive and remains green all the year.|
|C Majus||Alecost||The Alecost Chrysanthemum flower petals are used for conserves and Leaves are used as flavoring in soups.|
|C Multicaule||Yellow Daisy||Grown in small pots, or combined with other plants in larger containers.|
|C Parthenium||Fever Few||A popular, though dubious headache remedy.|
|C Morifolium||Florist’s Chrysanthemum||The Chrysanthemum is ideal for growing in beds and pots|