Chrysanthemum

You find them great or incredibly boring; chrysanthemums. To be honest, this flower has a somewhat dusty image. But perhaps it is because we do not know so well that the chrysanthemum is a versatile flower that is very well processed in bouquets.

Characteristics of the chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are available in many varieties. From a whipped bulb to a fluff variety, a small- and large-flowered chrysanthemum, the santini with its special inflorescence and the classic spray chrysanthemum. In addition, there are a lot of color variations. A big plus of this chameleon is that it is available all year round! In spring and summer in yellow, pink, lilac and lime, in autumn in warm red and autumn brown hues and in winter in white and deep pink. The size of the flower of a chrysanthemum varies from one to 14 cm. There are tubular flowers in the heart, these are surrounded by flat bracts.

The symbolic meaning of the chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums symbolize happiness, loyalty, honesty and friendship. Incidentally, this flower has various meanings all over the world:

  • Asia: in the Asian countries the chrysanthemum is the ultimate symbol for happiness and health.
  • Japan: in Japan, especially the yellow chrysanthemum has a special meaning. This symbolizes immortality here. The flower is the national symbol and center of the annual 'Festival of happiness'.
  • China: besides for luck, the chrysanthemum stands for nobleness and sustainability.
  • France and Germany: the white chrysanthemum is mainly used by All Saints and is a symbol of the truth.
  • Netherlands: we are 'down-to-earth', with us the chrysanthemum is mainly used to celebrate a 13-year marriage