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Chrysanthemum Care: Enhance the Beauty of Your Bouquets

Chrysanthemums, with their cheerful blooms and incredible variety of forms, add a touch of sunshine to any bouquet. From classic pom-poms to whimsical spider mums and artistic disbudded varieties, there's a chrysanthemum to suit every style. Here's a guide from KS Flowers on maximizing the lifespan of your chrysanthemum bouquets, ensuring they fill your home with colour and joy for as long as possible. 

Choosing the Freshest Chrysanthemums

Your chrysanthemum care journey begins with selecting a fresh and vibrant bouquet. Look for:
  • A Mix of Open & Closed Blooms: A bouquet with some fully open chrysanthemums and some tight buds provides the longest-lasting display.
  • Vibrant Colour: Opt for chrysanthemums with rich, saturated colours and avoid any with faded or discoloured petals.
  • Healthy Stems & Leaves: Look for sturdy, green stems and vibrant leaves. Avoid any with signs of wilting, bruising, or yellowing.
Pro Tip: Always choose your chrysanthemums from a reputable florist like KS Flowers, where the flowers receive expert handling and optimal freshness is guaranteed. 

Chrysanthemum Care at Home

  • Clean Vase: Thoroughly wash your vase with warm, soapy water to eliminate bacteria that can shorten flower lifespan.
  • Fresh Cut: Trim the stems at a 45-degree angle, removing about an inch off the bottom. This maximizes water absorption.
  • Remove Lower Leaves: Strip any leaves that would be submerged in the vase water. This helps prevent decay.
  • Hydration is Key: Fill your vase with cool, clean water. Chrysanthemums are thirsty flowers, so top up the water frequently.
  • Flower Food: Add flower food to the water to provide essential nutrients and help your chrysanthemums last longer.
  • Cool Location: Keep your chrysanthemum bouquet away from direct sunlight, drafts, and heat sources. They prefer a cool, slightly shaded spot.

Additional Tips for Long-Lasting Chrysanthemums

  • Change the Water Regularly: Replace the vase water every couple of days to prevent bacteria build-up.
  • Recur the Stems: Periodically re-trim the stems at an angle to maintain optimal water uptake.

Enjoy Your Beautiful Chrysanthemums!

With proper care, your chrysanthemum bouquet can bring joy and a touch of sunshine to your home for up to several weeks. They are one of the longest-lasting cut flowers available!

Delivery Options for Your Perfect Bouquet

Whether you're in the Northampton area or across the UK, KS Flowers has you covered. We offer local Northampton delivery to ensure your chrysanthemums arrive at their freshest. Need your bouquet shipped nationwide? We provide reliable and careful delivery options across the country.

The KS Flowers Difference

At KS Flowers, we're passionate about bringing the beauty and optimism of chrysanthemums into your life. Our experienced florists hand-select the freshest blooms and expertly craft them into stunning bouquets. We pride ourselves on personalized service, attention to detail, and a commitment to exceeding your expectations.

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History of Chrysanthemums

  • Ancient China: Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China over 1500 years ago and were prized for their beauty and medicinal properties.
  • Imperial Flower: They became a symbol of nobility and long life, even being depicted on the Emperor's golden seal.
  • Introduction to the West: Chrysanthemums were brought to Europe in the 17th century and quickly became popular garden and cut flowers.
  • Symbol of Autumn: In many cultures, chrysanthemums are strongly associated with autumn, adding to their symbolism of longevity and the fullness of life.
  • Global Favourites: Today, chrysanthemums are one of the most popular cut flowers worldwide, beloved for their incredible variety and optimistic symbolism.

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Chrysanthemums

  • "Golden Flower" Origins: The name "chrysanthemum" comes from the Greek words "chrysos" (gold) and "anthemon" (flower).
  • Edible but Bitter: While chrysanthemum petals are technically edible and used in some teas, be warned – their flavor is often quite bitter!
  • National Flower: Chrysanthemums are the national flower of Japan, where they are revered for their elegant beauty.
  • Record-Breaking Blooms: Some disbudded chrysanthemum varieties (where side buds are removed) can produce single, enormous blooms the size of a dinner plate!

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