Cut Flower of the Month for October: Chrysanthemum

Probably the single most popular, longest lasting, most versatile cut flower:  chrysanthemums!

Cut Flower of the Month for October:  Chrysanthemum
Cut Flower of the Month for October: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums like making friends. They are easy to combine with other fabulous flowers such as roses and anthuriums to create a cheerful and extravagant bouquet. You can make the overall effect more robust by placing it in a rugged pot.

Cut Flower of the Month for October:  Chrysanthemum

Care tips for chrysanthemums
Enjoy your chrysanthemums for at least 2 to 3 weeks with the following tips.
•    Select a clean vase and fill it with tap water at room temperature.
•    Add cut flower food to the water for a longer vase life.
•    Cut or trim the chrysanthemums’ stems diagonally by 3 to 5 cm with a sharp and clean knife or secateurs.
•    Make sure there are no leaves hanging in the water.
•    Do not place chrysanthemums in a draught, in full sun or near central heating.
•    Regularly top the vase up with tap water.
•    Don’t place chrysanthemums near a fruit bowl. Fruit emits ethylene gas which will cause the flowers to age more rapidly.

Cut Flower of the Month for October:  Chrysanthemum