Flower Bio: Mums (Chrysanthemum morifolium)
Botanical Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family)
Related to: coneflower, dahlia, calendula, and zinnia
Born in: Mums are originally from Asia, where they were cultivated for thousands of years before their introduction to the Western world.
Bred by: Introduced to Europe in the 1600s, mums popularity hasn’t waned since.
All-Star Varieties: Mums are available in many colors. Yellow is the most popular color, followed by pink-lavender, white, bronze, and red.
Fun Fact: Chrysanthemum combines two words from the Greek language and means Golden Flower.