MUM'S THE WORD
Nothing says ‘I love you Mum’ more than Chrysanthemums.
Abundant in Autumn, Chrysanthemums have been affectionately adopted as the iconic flower for Mother’s Day in Australia, with the flower’s name encompassing the term of endearment for Mother – Mum.
A member of the Asteraceae family, the radiant Chrysanthemum is related to dahlias, sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias, and cosmos.
They are Love and Happiness.
Whether you’re honouring a special woman in your life or receiving a heartfelt gift this Mother’s Day, Chrysanthemums are perfect. Symbolic of the sun in Japanese culture, with their round shape and long petals resembling cheerful rays of light, they’re thought to encourage long life and optimism. They are in fact celebrated annually on National Chrysanthemum Day, also known as the ‘Festival of Happiness’.
FIT FOR A QUEEN
Every mother deserves to feel like a queen; in Asian culture, Chrysanthemums are revered as a royal and honourable flower, used in the crest and official seal of the Emperor of Japan and other prominent families.
Even NASA glorifies these queenly flowers, having established their outstanding effectiveness for filtering the air of toxins and pollutants.
MORE IS MORE
Chrysanthemums are joyous perfection when only a grand gesture of love and gratitude will do. Tucked within each individual Chrysanthemum bloom are hundreds of tiny flowers called ‘florets’. These florets are delicately shaped in a disk array formation, which is easy to spot on the daisy-type Chrysanthemum.
They come in a delightful array of shapes, colours and sizes; the most common are sprays, with several flowers per stem, and our favourites - ‘disbuds’, which consist of one large flower per stem. Instead of letting the plant produce side shoots, all these are removed, leaving only one central stem which produces one large flower.
Below are a few stand out varieties:
All the spectacle and vibrancy of an exploding firework, with soft, long florets ending in a curl often with a combination of light and dark hues.
REGULAR INCURVE |
Large and breathtaking blooms with beautiful orbs that curve inwards, concealing the eye of the flower.
EXOTIC WITH IRREGULAR INCURVE |
More relaxed, generous and spontaneous, with gently curving florets.
When grouped together, their soft blooms are voluptuous clouds of colour that definitively won’t leave Mum guessing how much you love her!
HAMBLINS SIGNATURE BLOOMS.
Our Signature Blooms for Mother’s Day come in 4 sizes, starting from $85 as pictured here. Beautiful traditional chrysanthemums, roses, and tulips in gorgeous whites, creams, nudes, blush and ochre tones, featuring a rose gold monsteria leaf.
Head to www.hamblins.com.au to find out more info on how to place your order.
We have a delivery service to some of our local Eastern Subrurbs on Friday May 11th, Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th.
Or if you feel like heading to the best beach in Sydney for a super Mother’s Day outing, then come and say hi to us in our little flower shop in Maroubra Beach.
We’d love to hear from you!
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WORDS: TLSE Flower Contributor, Alysia Samperi, HAMBLINS