Fall brings a host of beautiful colors, flowers, changing leaves and other delights, including our favorite fall bloom, the chrysanthemum. Fall can also bring a host of ailments or make some health issues worse as temperatures drop and more people spend time indoors. However, did you know that chrysanthemums offer a variety of health benefits? Not only are they gorgeous fall blooms that add color and texture to the season’s decor, they can also provide relief to many cold weather symptoms and ailments as the Louisville weather quickly turns to winter. Take a look at some of the many varieties of chrysanthemums to choose from and learn about these amazing flowers’ healing properties from our floral experts at Nanz & Kraft Florists.
The cheerful daisy mum is named for its resemblance to daisies. With a flat, center disk that usually appears in green, brown or yellow, this bloom features short, symmetrical petals that surround and show off the center beautifully. Grown as a hardy mum for planting, our Beetle Bugs Plant Combo delivers big color and happy vibes with yellow daisy mums. A variety of colors makes this delightful bloom a favorite addition to fall arrangements. Our Autumn Expressions features yellow daisy mums that add a pop of color among the mixture in this fall basket.
Cushion mums, a variation of pompon mums, are a softer, rounded bloom with a globe head. The short, curved petals cover the central disk entirely, blocking it from view and creating a 3-dimensional effect that adds depth and color to any design. Also available in a variety of colors, cushion mums add rich color to any fall garden or floral decor. While we carry hardy and non-hardy mums, our hardy mums are only available during the fall months. Be sure to check these out whenever they’re in season!
Not only are the many varieties of chrysanthemums beautiful to behold, they also offer several benefits to improve health and relieve cold-weather symptoms. NASA has proven that chrysanthemums reduce indoor air pollution, helping you breathe easier by removing toxins and other impurities from the air. What a great option for an office or work setting! It’s also possible to make an herbal tea out of mums by steeping petals in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Drinking chrysanthemum tea can alleviate a wide range of symptoms, from fevers, sore throats and headaches to allergies, anxiety and vertigo. These can be great flowers to keep nearby during the fall season!
Whether you plan to use flowers in your fall decor or you’re looking for something to bring a healthy vibe to your environment, choose chrysanthemums for the job and you’ll reap a load of benefits. Mums bring a cheerful look to any cloudy autumn day, plus they offer natural health benefits that keep you feeling good all season long. Talk to the floral designers at Nanz & Kraft Florists to learn more about the benefits of chrysanthemums or to choose the perfect design for your fall decor.