It’s that time of year…
For Autumn and Chrysanthemums, and of course, here in the United States, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving for me, is a wonderful reminder to be thankful and grateful for allthat I have in my life. As Oprah says, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Wishing you a time of reflection, gratitude and enjoying this holiday season.
points of interest
Redwing Mum is a “spoon” type chrysanthemum - flower heads are semi-double and the ray florets are arranged radially around a yellow center. Florets are tubular and spoon-shaped at the tips. The exterior of the tube is cream toned and the interior is purple-red; therefore flowers appear bi-color. It’s grown for flower exhibition, garden use and cutting. Leaves are aromatic and dark green. Blooms in late summer to early fall.
Grow in full sun, in fertile, well-drained soil. Encourage heavier flowering and neat habit by pinching back.
friday’s flower fact
The Chinese have grown chrysanthemums for tea as far back as 2500 BC. The Chrysanthemum is also the national flower of Japan.
Botanical Name | Chrysanthemum x morifolium ‘Redwing'
Family | Asteraceae
Type | Perennial
Origin | Eastern Asia hybrid
Zone | 7-9
Flower Height | 1-2’
Flower Diameter | 4-6”
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