Chrysanthemums are one of the most popular flowers in our garden. They make wonderful additions to any landscape and they provide a beautiful display in your home or office. There are many different types of chrysanthemums available at nurseries, but there are only two kinds that have been bred for their beauty and fragrance – the common and the rosewood.
The common chrysanthemum (Ceratocarpus australis) is native to Australia and New Zealand. It was introduced into the United States in 1887 when it was brought from Europe.
The plant grows up to 6 feet tall with fragrant white flowers that last all summer long. They are followed by pinkish red berries which give rise to the name “cherry blossom” because of their coloration. The leaves are green above and purple underneath. The stems are thick and woody, while the fruit is small, round and shiny black.
The rosewood chrysanthemum (Ceratocarpus altissima) is native to South America. It has been grown commercially in California since 1885.
Its flowers bloom from late spring through early fall. They consist of five petals that change colors from pale yellow to deep crimson before falling off completely in winter. The fruit is a pinkish red berry that ripens in late fall. This chrysanthemum is sensitive to cold weather and cannot stand temperatures below 50 degrees F.
Whichever type of chrysanthemum you choose, you will have a beautiful addition to your garden that can also be used for fresh cut flowers. They are also an excellent choice if you have pets or small children.
Some people believe that keeping new year resolutions is easier when you have support. They are often motivated by a desire to achieve certain goals and dreams, such as getting in the best shape of their life or learning something new.
You might want to try out chrysanthemum varieties to assist you in your resolution to improve your health and well-being. The following is some information about various types of chrysanthemums and their benefits.
C. Edulis: Also known as the edible chrysanthemum, this plant is native to Peru and can reach up to 48 inches in height with daisy like flowers in shades of white, pink and purple.
This chrysanthemum is not common in the United States, but it is grown throughout Europe for its edible petals. The petals are often added to salads or other foods.
C. Margaritacea Grandiflora: The Marguerite or pearl-flower chrysanthemum is one of the most popular varieties of this flower.
The color can vary from white to light purple. This is a hardy plant that can reach heights of up to 36 inches.
C. Leucophylla: This plant is commonly known as the yellow flame and it is a cross between the C.
Spectabilis and C. Margaritacea Grandiflora. This plant grows to be up to 48 inches in height and has flowers that range in color from yellow to light purple.
C. Pinnate: This is one of the most popular chrysanthemum varieties in the United States.
The blooms can be white or shades of purple and are known for their long lasting nature. They are also the largest variety available, reaching heights of up to 60 inches.
C. Tomentosum: This is also known as the furry chrysanthemum and it features white or light purple blooms.
It was brought to the United States in 1903 and can grow to be up to 48 inches in height.
C. Vulgare: Also known as the common garden chrysanthemum, this plant was brought to the United States in 1876 and can reach heights of up to 36 inches.
The flower colors can vary from light purple to white.
Chrysanthemum are available for purchase from online nurseries year round. You can also find them at many local garden centers.
When you plant your new chrysanthemums, keep in mind that they prefer shade and dislike cold weather. Their ideal growing conditions are in areas that are lightly shaded or in filtered sun. They also like well-drained soil and prefer cool nights.
It isn’t necessary to fertilize your chrysanthemums because they grow best in nutrient poor soil. If you notice lower blooming rates, then adding fertilizer might help.
Otherwise, it is best to leave them alone and let them grow naturally.
Now that you have some information on the different types of chrysanthemums that are available to you, you can decide which one will work best for your garden. You should also consider the reasons why you are working on this resolution, because choosing the right plant can help you stay motivated.
Maybe you want to grow something that can help you fight disease or maybe you just want to have a beautiful garden. Either way, setting achievable goals is the best way to get the most out of resolutions.
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