October Flower Of The Month:
The October flower of the month is the chrysanthemum or mum. These fall florals grow in so many varieties and colors and look stunning in any type of arrangement. Find out some fun facts, care tips, and more below!
Native To: Mums are originally from China. They are native to East Asia and northeastern Europe.
In The Wild: There are 40 wild species of mums and they grow in gardens throughout the globe.
Chrysanthemums as cut flowers are sensitive to direct heat so keep them out of the sun! They require fresh, cold water every 2 days when they are arranged. Mums are hardy flowers that will live for at least a couple of weeks. Once they start to lose their petals they are reaching the end of their lifespan.
Growing in your garden:
You can very well grow chrysanthemums in your garden at home or even in a pot! They require well-draining soil and placement in a sunny spot when the weather starts to get cool in the Fall. These blooms are autumn-growing and continue to grow through springtime.
Symbolism and Fun Facts
Chrysanthemums are also called chrysanths or mums.
They represent friendship and happiness.
Mums are the birth flower of November.
They were first recorded in writing over 3,000 years ago.
Their scent is earthy.
There are 20,000 varieties of mums!
There are single bloom mums, quilled mums, spider, pompons, reflex, and the list goes on.
Mums can come in a variety of colors like orange, bronze, red, purple, lavender, pink, green, white, among other colors!