|Chrysanthemum, Standard Chrysanthemum (Chrystanthemum multiflorum)|
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Native to Europe, Asia and South Africa, chrysanthemums are aromatic annual and perennial herbs or subshrubs that are members of the Compositae family that includes some 100 to 200 species.
Care and Handling
Upon receipt, recut chrysanthemums under water, removing about 1 inch from the stem, along with foliage that will fall below the waterline or that is yellowing. Although fresh flower food may cause foliar yellowing, it extends the blooms' lives. Avoid pounding or splitting chrysanthemum stems.
Because of their diverse sizes and shapes, chrysanthemums may be used as either form or filler flowers in floral designs.