- 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.
Chrysanthemum indicum is a perennial Japanese herb that can grow to 1-3 feet at maturity. Indian Chrysanthemum has over 10, 000 varieties.
- The leaves of Chrysanthemum indicum are flat, thin, simple, and alternate. The edge of the leaf is serrated. The leaves are aromatic, ovate, and deeply lobed.
- The stems of Chrysanthemum indicum are spreading or erect and branched.
- Chrysanthemum indicum species is hermaphroditeWhat is hermaphrodite?An organism or structure possessing both male and female reproductive organs; a flower with both stamens and pistils. Other synonyms: bisexual or monoclinous. and is insect-pollinated.
- The flowers are single and intensely fragrant. However, the plants will become weak and few in flowers if grown with less light.
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.
- 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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