The chrysanthemum is the official flower of November for good reason. This hardy and versatile blossom continues to bloom long after other flowers have gone to sleep for the season; making this a wonderful choice to represent your fall wedding.
Mums, as they are commonly called, are available in over 2,000 varieties which are grouped into 13 main flowers groups. Some of these are so diverse in appearance that they may not even seem to be in the same family; but it is this variety that makes the mum such a popular choice – there is literally a mum for every color palette and style.
Both anemone and spider mums are often used in wedding bouquets and centerpieces, because of their peculiar and beautiful shape. These flowers look glamorous and tropical, while being more affordable than the more exotic flowers. Because they also come in a wide range of hues, the mum fits in beautifully no matter the theme.
Football or viceroy chrysanthemums are lush and full, and are the largest of the mum species. These generous blooms are wonderful as centerpieces, altar flowers or venue décor; because of their size, they fill larger spaces with grace and beauty. These mums can pair wonderfully with peonies, roses or lilies for your most prominent floral displays.
Two of the more common mums found in florists are of more common varieties; the first looking much like a daisy ad fitting in well with country bouquets; and diminutive pompon mums making great boutonnieres, bouquet filler, or cake decorations.
To learn more about the many options available to you in the chrysanthemum family of flowers, stop into Walter Knoll Florists in St. Louis. Our wedding floral experts will show you photos, give you ideas and help you create the wedding flowers you envision on your wedding day.