Featured Flower Friday: Chrysie
This flower comes from the Chrysanthemum family and symbolizes eternity. It is of Asian origin and has many variations and colours, in addition, it symbolizes eternity, fidelity, optimism, and wisdom.
What is a Chrysanthemum?
Chrysanthemums are members of the Compositae family (also known as Asteraceae), which includes sunflowers, dandelions, chamomile, ragweed, and marigolds. The name ‘chrysanthemum’ comes from the Greek word for gold because they were once thought to be made of pure gold.
- There are more than 300 species of Chrysanthemum worldwide.
- The largest species can grow up to 1 metre tall.
- The smallest species only grows about 15cm high.
- The average height of all Chrysanthemum species is between 20-40 cm.
- Most Chrysanthemum species have white or cream-coloured petals.
- Some species have red, pink, purple, orange, yellow, or even black petals.
- The number of petals varies greatly depending on the species.
- The number and arrangement of petals also vary according to the age of the plant.
- Many Chrysanthemum species produce both male and female plants.
- Chrysanthemum species generally bloom during the summer
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