The Enchanting Chrysanthemum: Tips and Tricks to Care for the Queen of Fall Flowers & Best Gift for Mother's Day

As we celebrate the arrival of Mother's Day, we're turning the spotlight onto a flower that symbolises optimism, joy, and longevity – the Chrysanthemum. Also known as the 'Queen of Fall Flowers,' Chrysanthemums are cherished for their vibrant colours and unique varieties, making them the perfect gift for the special day.

Today, we're going to share some insider tips and tricks on how to care for these magnificent blooms and introduce our exclusive Mother's Day Chrysanthemum arrangements: Pastel Dreams, Mellow Love, and Bright and Beautiful.

Understanding the Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums, or "mums" as they're affectionately known, originate from Asia and Northeastern Europe. With thousands of varieties available, they offer an incredible palette of colours to choose from. However, their stunning beauty requires a bit of know-how to maintain.

Sunlight is Essential

Chrysanthemums love sunlight. They require at least 5-6 hours of direct sunlight each day. If you're gifting our Pastel Dreams arrangement, a delicate blend of soft pink and white Chrysanthemums, make sure to advise the recipient to place it near a window that allows ample sunlight.

Watering Your Chrysanthemums

Chrysanthemums prefer well-drained soil. Water them thoroughly, but let the soil dry out between waterings to avoid water-logging. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so it's important to strike the right balance, especially for our Mellow Love arrangement. This charming bouquet, featuring hues of warm yellow and cream Chrysanthemums, will surely bring a soft glow to any room with proper care.

The Right Temperature

Mums are somewhat temperature sensitive. They prefer a cooler climate and don't do well in extreme heat. If you live in a warmer region, try to place your mums in a spot where they can enjoy the cooler morning and evening hours. This is particularly true for our Bright and Beautiful arrangement, a dazzling mix of vibrant red and orange Chrysanthemums that reflect the warmth of a mother's love.

Feeding Your Chrysanthemums

These flowers are heavy feeders. Use a high-quality, slow-release fertiliser during the growing season to ensure they have all the nutrients they need. Stop feeding once the flowers start to bud, as this can reduce the quality of the blooms.

Pruning for More Blooms

Pruning, or 'pinching,' is a great technique to encourage more blooms. Pinch off the tops of the plant when it reaches about 6 inches in height to stimulate bushier growth and more flowering stems.

Pest Control

Like many plants, mums can be susceptible to pests like aphids and spider mites. Keep an eye out for these, and use an organic insecticidal soap spray if you spot any unwanted guests.

Chrysanthemums are a delightful addition to any home or garden, and with these tips in hand, you can ensure their blooms continue to shine brightly. This Mother's Day, consider gifting one of our special Chrysanthemum arrangements - Pastel Dreams, Mellow Love, or Bright and Beautiful. Each will bring a smile to her face and provide her with a new, lovely companion to care for.

At La Petal, we have a beautiful selection of Chrysanthemums specially curated for Mother's Day. Visit our website today to find the perfect bouquet for your loved one.

Remember, flowers, just like love, need a little bit of attention and care.