Get to Know Mums

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September 9, 2016
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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.

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