A bouquet with chrysanthemums is a great gift for a birthday, anniversary, or holiday. Chrysanthemums are easy to grow and come in a wide variety of colors, making them the perfect choice for any occasion.

Chrysanthemum Flower Information

A perennial herb or subshrub, chrysanthemums are native to temperate and subtropical regions of the world. They are widely cultivated in Asia, Europe, and the United States. They are a member of the aster family and can be used as both a potted plant or a garden ornamental.

Chrysanthemum Flowers: Symbolism and Meaning

Across the globe, chrysanthemums have a wide range of symbolism and meaning. In some parts of the world, chrysanthemums symbolize happiness and optimism; in others, they represent mourning and sympathy. In some countries, chrysanthemums may also be given at funerals or placed on graves to honor the deceased.

Chrysanthemums are often used in bouquets, but you can also use them as a garnish or in desserts to add texture and dimension. They pair well with chocolate; fruits such as strawberries, mango, and passion fruit; herbs including lavender, parsley, and mint; cheeses; leafy greens; and springtime vegetables such as asparagus and peas.

Colors and Forms

Chrysanthemum blooms come in a wide range of colors, from white to bright chartreuse to crimson. You can also choose from a variety of flower forms, including button mums, anemones, quilled mums, and spider mums.

Try mixing and matching different shades of one color for added impact. For example, a blue lisianthus, white hydrangea, and yellow dahlia combination looks pretty.

Then, mix in a few dark-hued flowers to add contrast to your arrangement. In the picture above, we paired ruby-red dahlias and maroon ‘Black Prince’ snapdragons, but you could use any other hue that complements the main color of the blooms in your arrangement.

Fall Foliage and Colors

The fall season is full of gorgeous floral arrangements, but some of the best ones feature a blend of colors that reflect the season’s mood. Chrysanthemums are a perfect choice for this time of year; they’re warm and mellow, reminiscent of autumn foliage. They’re available in shades that evoke oranges, saffron, and crimson, like the foliage of ruscus.

In addition to bringing a festive feel to your arrangements, chrysanthemums look gorgeous in a wreath or combined with fall foliage and other seasonal flowers. They’re also the ideal centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner or a holiday party.

How to Make a Bouquet with Chrysanthemums

The first step in making a beautiful bouquet is selecting the right blooms. A good rule of thumb is to keep the base color as consistent as possible. This helps you maintain the color balance in your bouquet, and it makes the flower arranging easier.

Start with a base of a consistent, solid-colored flower (like blue lisianthus or white hydrangea) and remove any leaves that might be in the way. Next, arrange the smallest blossoms closest to the center of the arrangement and bind them together using floral tape.

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