Fresh Flower Chrysantemum Flower Care Tips
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Chrysanthemum Flower Care Tips

     
Chrysantemum Flower Care Tips .

Names:

Chrysanthemum Flower,

Mum
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Varieties:

About 1,000 different varieties.
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Colors:

Available in most shades but no true blue. Some are two-toned and multicolored.
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Scent:

A strong musk scent.
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Freshness:

Purchase or cut when the flowers are three-fourths to fully open. Flowers in bud will usually not open after being cut.
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Vase Life:

10 days to 2 weeks or longer.
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Availability:

All year, but the prime season is summer.
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Cost:

Inexpensive.
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Meaning:

The name chrysanthemum means "golden flower" in Greek. Individual colors have their own meanings: Red symbolizes love, white symbolizes truth, yellow symbolizes slighted love. Snubbed in some countries as a funeral flower, the chrysanthemum is the national symbol of Japan , where it signifies long life and happiness.
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Arranging Tip:

Chrysanthemum flowers are a very long-lasting cut flower and popular for use in arrangements. But they can shorten the vase life ot other flowers and are best used alone.
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Other:

Chrysanthemums have thick, coarse stems which one would normally hammer or split. However, these flowers should be cut at a diagonal instead, owing to the large amounts of gas they give off. Change the water frequently to avoid an overabundance of harmful bacteria. A few pieces of horticultural charcoal in the water will help absorb some of the bacteria between water changes.
 
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