Chrysanthemums, often called mums or chrysanths, are perennial flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae which are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. About 30 species have been described. Modern cultivated chrysanthemums are much more showy than their wild relatives. The flowers occur in various forms, and can be daisy-like, decorative, pompons or buttons. This genus contains many hybrids and thousands of cultivars developed for horticultural purposes. In addition to the traditional yellow, other color are available, such as white, purple, and red. The most important hybrid is Chrysanthemum morifolium (syn. C. grandiflorum), derived primarily from C. indicum, but also involving other species.
Varieties include: chrysanthemum amalia, chrysanthemum anastasia pink, chrysanthemum anastasia white, chrysanthemum anastasia yellow, chrysanthemum calabria, chrysanthemum calabria pink, chrysanthemum champagne white, chrysanthemum dante, chrysanthemum domino, chrysanthemum domino pink, chrysanthemum emerald, chrysanthemum flash back, chrysanthemum managua, chrysanthemum managua orange, chrysanthemum marabou, chrysanthemum new day, chrysanthemum one way, chrysanthemum red rock, chrysanthemum swan, chrysanthemum true love, chrysanthemum wedding day, chrysanthemum wedding night, chrysanthemum white dove, chrysanthemum yellow impact
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