There is very little known about the origins of Chrysanthemums, but what we do know is they have been praised in China and Japan for centuries. In Japan, the Chrysanthemum is a sacred flower that plays a glorious minor part in many ceremonies.
The Chrysanthemum’s name derives from Greek: ‘chrys’ (gold) and ‘anthemon’ (flower). The flower’s original colour was golden yellow.
Chrysanthemums have been cultivated in China for centuries, and in Japan, the land of the rising sun, the Chrysanthemum is a sacred flower which is used in many ceremonies.