Translated from Japanese, the name of the flower - "kiku" - means "sun". In Japan, chrysanthemum is a symbol of the sun, which gives life to everything on earth. So why not give yourself a few sunny spring days?
Particular attention should be paid to the three colors of chrysanthemums: pale green, lilac and white. Today, the main focus is the pursuit of monochrome (using different plants of the same color). So in the case of soft green chrysanthemums, nothing can divert attention from the shape of this wonderful plant, and white and soft lilac buds only slightly contrast with the color of the stem, without violating the natural harmony. Quivering spring compositions embody the awakening to life.
Chrysanthemum is a flower with an amazing past, you can share its story with your children and loved ones. Put a special meaning in your bouquet, and then the flowers will turn from a short-lived accessory into an amazing event that will remain in your memory for many years.
The chrysanthemum came to Europe from the East in the 17th century. Her journey began in England, then in the 18th century she came to France. And in the 19th century, new varieties were bred in Toulouse. Currently, chrysanthemums are most actively bred in England, Holland, France, Finland, Germany, China and Japan.
The USA hosts the annual Chrysanthemum Festival. About three million chrysanthemums are involved in this celebration. A huge number of exhibitions and festivals, the main culprit of which is the queen of the month - chrysanthemum, delight visitors with a bright variety of flowers.
In China, an exquisite dessert is prepared from chrysanthemum flowers; it is served both in restaurants and at home. This dish tastes like a delicate cake, therefore it is very popular among locals and tourists.
In Japan, the image of a chrysanthemum was considered sacred, so only members of the imperial house could wear it on clothes. The love for the chrysanthemum turned out to be so strong that it is considered the unofficial symbol of the country. The stylized image of her flower is placed on the coat of arms of the Imperial House of Japan and is placed on foreign passports. One of the country's awards was named the Order of the Chrysanthemum. Only three living Japanese subjects have received this highest distinction.
Thanks to the variety of forms and varieties, chrysanthemum has received universal recognition. Millions of people choose chrysanthemum as a symbol of the holiday and are just as devoted to it in everyday life.
Based on materials from Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard Agency