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The meaning of chrysanthemums

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The meaning of chrysanthemums

Since ancient times flowers have had great symbolic power. Each flower represents set feelings and emotions. This is why, when we want to declare feelings without using words, we give certain kinds flowers in set colours. The most popular case is the custom of giving a bouquet of red roses to express love and passion.

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We would all like to know what each flower and their different colours mean. Today we are going to concentrate on one of the most beautiful and spectacular flowers that exists: the chrysanthemum.

Do you know the meanings of chrysanthemums?

The word chrysanthemum comes from Ancient Greece. Its etymological meaning comes from the words “chrys”, which means “gold” and from “anthemion”, which means “flower” in ancient Greek. Therefore, the literal translation of chrysanthemum is “golden flower”.

Currently, there are around 30 species of chrysanthemum. It is one of the most cultivated flowers in the world. Its popularity has grown to the point that it is considered the true queen of autumn flowers. According to Feng shui, they attract laughter and joy.

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Meaning of Chrysanthemums according to their colour

In floral language Chrysanthemums mean joy, perfection and eternity. But, depending on their colour, they can mean many things. Keep this in mind when you are giving these flowers:

  • Pink chrysanthemum: Symbolises the fragility of a romantic relationship
  • White chrysanthemum: Deep pain due to a relationship breakup
  • Orange chrysanthemum: Feeling of delicate love
  • Blue chrysanthemum: The love is over and the person has gotten over the pain caused by the breakup
  • Yellow chrysanthemum: Rejected love
  • Violet chrysanthemum: Unbearable pain at the thought of losing a loved one
  • Red chrysanthemum: Declaration of passionate love

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Floral art with preserved chrysanthemums to decorate your home

At Verdissimo, we want for you to be able to use these incredibly beautiful flowers to make your floral compositions and to attract happiness to your home. Like the rest of the preserved flowers from our extensive catalogue, preserved chrysanthemums maintain their beauty, colour and texture for years, without needing care or maintenance.

Chrysanthemums arrived to our continent in the XVIII century, although they were already one of the most popular plants in Asia, especially in countries like China and Japan. In China they have been cultivated for almost 3000 years and are used both for their beauty and for their medicinal properties. In Japan, this flower is the national symbol and that of the Imperial family. Japan is also known as the “country of the chrysanthemum”.

Floral Compositions with chrysanthemums


Chrysanthemums are not only used as flowers to honour the dead. You can also enjoy making your own floral art creations for decoration. For example, beautiful Christmas garlands to decorate doors, together with other elements like moss and preserved leaves.

Headdresses for weddings and communions

Crowns made from flowers have become the fashionable headdress for communions. They can also be used as a fashionable accompaniment in your wedding. Adorn your up-style with a few chrysanthemums to match with the bridal bouquet. And, of course, they are perfect for the floral arrangement in the church or the restaurant too. The result will be spectacular!

Original centrepieces

Place a few chrysanthemum focus flowers on some large preserved exotic leaves. You will give a natural and elegant touch to your table or your favourite corner.

In vases

If you love bouquets of chrysanthemums, don’t give them up! Put a pretty bunch in a vase, without worrying that the flowers will wilt. Also, they don’t need sunlight, watering and they won’t need to be replaced constantly. The chrysanthemum focus will instantly liven up and showcase any indoor space.


Chrysanthemums are really beautiful and bright flowers, with a deep symbolic meaning. As well as the meanings we have already mentioned, they are also associated with perfection and longevity. This is why they are used in rituals, ceremonies and funerals. In Spain they are used to honour the deceased on All Saints day.

At Verdissimo you will find an incredible variety of preserved flowers and plants and a great team of advisors for your interior decoration.

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