Chrysanthemums were cultivated in China as far back as the 15th century B.C. Known to represent wealth, fidelity and truth, the flower is often boiled to make a sweet drink, known as “chrysanthemum tea". A flower traditionally given to one's mother on Mother's Day, it was also studied in a NASA clean air study, and shown to reduce indoor air pollution!
You will get two to three weeks of enjoyment out of your Willyfresh Plant. Check out the Care Tips section of this website to help your plant last even longer!
Chrysanthemums are short day plants. This means that they need more darkness than light to bloom. Chrysanthemums will naturally bloom during the fall season because the days become shorter. In the greenhouse, we manipulate the light by shading the plants when it is still light outside. By doing this, the flowers will bloom when we need them to. If you plant your Chrysanthemum in the garden between May – July, it will bloom naturally some time in October.
Do not be afraid to pull off old blooms from your plant. When you get rid of a bloom, the energy of the plant can go to other blooms and make them open. If the buds are still not open beneath the blooms you pulled off, place the plant by a window so that it can use the energy from the sun to open more blooms.
Approximately One Million Willyfresh Plants are grown per year! These plants are sold all over Canada and the United States.
You will get two to three weeks of enjoyment out of your Willy Fresh Plant.