Spray chrysanthemums are classified as Cushion, Daisy and Novelty. Flower size varies from less than 1cm (.5") to 6cm (2.5") in diameter. Among the most common are daisies, with their rings of petals around centers that are usually yellow and sometimes green. Cushions have rather flat flower heads, with petals completely covering the disk. A wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors are available year-round.
Species: Chrysanthemum X morifolium (formerly Dendranthemum X grandiflorum)
Symbolizes: Longevity, fidelity, joy, and optimism. Red symbolize deep love and passion, yellow neglected love or sorrow.
Also Known As: Spray Mum, Daisy Spray Mum, Button Spray Mum, Pompons
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Water: Medium water quality, avoid softened water.
Vase Life: 15-25 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Healthy green foliage, flower buds free of physical damage, free of diseases (botrytis).
Spray Chrysanthemums are one of the staples of floral design and can be used as focal, feature or filler flowers in arrangements. Their wide assortment of color makes them suitable in both every day and holiday occasions year-round. Use in hand-tied bouquets to add volume, color and texture. Their stems are hardy and long-lasting. If cared for properly, Spray Chrysanthemums can have a very long shelf life. In any arrangement, associate with other flowers that have similar vase life characteristics.
Pest & Disease Information
Botrytis on stems, leaves and flowers. Practice good disease control regime during growing phase. Use anti-Pathogen Transport Paper sheets during shipping and storage.
Foliage yellowing, shattering, wilting and the failure to fully open. Botrytis on petals and leaves.
For optimal care of Chrysanthemum (Spray), please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.