DescriptionThe history of chrysanthemums dates back to China in the 15th century. Chrysanthemum flowers offered such perfection with the beautiful alignment of petals that it quickly became the blossom of nobility in ancient China. It was held in such high esteem that only nobles were permitted to grow it. In this time, the chrysanthemum meaning came to include vitality and longevity. “I don’t have a particular preference for chrysanthemum, yet there are indeed no better looking flowers after it blooms,” wrote the Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Yuan Zhen in his poem “Chrysanthemum.”
After making its way over to Japan by Buddhist monks in 400 AD, the Japanese were so enamoured by this beautiful flower that it was soon adopted as the emperor’s crest and official seal. “Kiku” is the Japanese name for chrysanthemum and every year there is a National Chrysanthemum Day which is also referred to as the Festival of Happiness. Though it is originally a golden yellow colour, today there are thousands of different types and colours in the world that naturally have their meaning.
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