If you are looking for a natural flower full of goodness and natural, exotic beauty, then you will enjoy spider mums. We recently ordered some to photograph and put in our home and were so pleased with how they looked. We even gave some to our neighbors who were more than thrilled to receive them. There is something exotic in the way they look and I believe you will be amazed as well. If you are considering these flowers there are some interesting things to learn about them.
They come from the chrysanthemum family and are also known as football mums in the United States because of how they are used at homecomings and football events. In China and Japan they are revered. They are amazing because they retain their blossoms long after their heads have been cut. Spider Mums are also used as antibacterial properties. Not only that, they are used to produce natural insecticides that are not harmful for the environment.
Here is a little history of these natural beauties; did you know that they are native to China and just in the last century have become popular in the US? In the 18th century Swedish botanist Karl Linnaeus created the name chrysanthemum from two Greek words, chrysos = gold, and anthos = flower, they are golden flowers. In 1989, NASA discovered that spider mums had the ability to remove toxins from indoor air by absorbing 61% of formaldehyde in the environment. They are a natural source of pyrethrum which is an insecticide used in flea repellent. In Asia they have long been used in tea for medicinal purposes
Spider mums have a unique appearance on their heads, reaching up to 6 inches, coming in white, light green, pale purple, and bright yellow. Their petals are known as florets which are thin rays with hooked or coiled ends. Mum petals are termed florets because technically, each floret is an individual flower of its own springing from the blossom’s central disk.
Finally, what is significant about spider mums? They do have different meanings in other countries. In the United States they convey “elope with me.” They impart a bohemian style to any bridal bouquet. In Japan they convey “festival of happiness.” In China they convey “nobility.” In Europe they convey “death” and are place on graves.
These flowers are full of nature’s goodness and Whole Blossoms has some varieties for you to choose from. You will not be disappointed with their appearance, they make wonderful a wonderful floral to keep in the house or to use for your next planned event.
Here are some varieties we have available:
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