Indian Chrysanthemum

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Asterales Asteraceae Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum indicum
  • Plant Type: Perennial herb.
  • Common Name: Indian Chrysanthemum, Mums.
  • Color: Typically, yellow or white with yellow pollen.
  • Flower size: Depends on the variety; it can be up to 9.8 inches in diameter.
  • Flowering Season: Late summer into autumn (August to October).
  • Places in Japan with Indian Chrysanthemum: Central and Southern Japan, Western Honshu, Kyushu.

Indian Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum indicum is a perennial Japanese herb that can grow to 1-3 feet at maturity. Indian Chrysanthemum has over 10, 000 varieties.

Chrysanthemum Indicum

Indian Chrysanthemum Flower

Interesting Facts about Indian Chrysanthemum

  • Chrysanthemum indicumis approved by NASA as a houseplant that can reduce air pollution.
  • Chrysanthemum is known as the “Glory of the East“.
  • In several European nations, the only time to give chrysanthemum flowers is during times of comfort, grief, or bereavement. To them, the Chrysanthemum symbolizes death[1].
  • The Chrysanthemum is usually given for birthdays and baby showers in Asia because the flower symbolizes life and rebirth.
  • In Japan, the chrysanthemum flower represents the Emperor’s royal family.
Suggested Reading: Common Types of Flowers

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Key References
  • [1]“chrysanthemum symbolism death – Google Search”. Accessed June 06, 2022. Link.


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