florists' chrysanthemum

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Noun1.florists' chrysanthemum - of Chinaflorists' chrysanthemum - of China        
chrysanthemum - any of numerous perennial Old World herbs having showy brightly colored flower heads of the genera Chrysanthemum, Argyranthemum, Dendranthema, Tanacetum; widely cultivated
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Start with a simple yellow chrysanthemum and cross it with two or three other Asian species, and the result is florists' chrysanthemum (C.
VARIETIES: There are so many varieties that even Sunset doesn't list them all, but the kind most of us are familiar with - those purchased in decorative pots at the supermarket or in Thanksgiving Day arrangements - are referred to as florists' chrysanthemums and they come in numerous colors (pink, red, yellow, gold and purple) in a dozen shapes, from ``spiders'' with long, curling tubular rays (or petals) to spectacular ``spoons'' that have tubular rays flattened at the tip in contrasting colors such as yellow and red.