Autumn Chrysanthemum Show in Fuzhou city, Fujian province, China

jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)November 16, 2013

It is a culture event - distinctly not the American pop culture.

A very tall mum:

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This post was edited by jujujojo on Sun, Nov 17, 13 at 12:35

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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Wow! Thanks for posting these, I would have never seen them otherwise. Love the huge Mums in photo #6. And the tall Mum is an interesting arrangement. I can't figure out how they did that.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 2:39AM
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emmarene

The flowers remind me of Dahlia or Peony.
Thank you for sharing

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 5:46PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by emmarene 9 (My Page) on Sun, Nov 17, 13 at 17:46

emmarene, I love Dahlia and Penoy too. These Chrysanthemum have comparably sized flowers, but the green part of each is significantly smaller. They are all pot cultivated. Traditionally, each pot contains one stem and one flower. The flower blooms in fall. The tradition dates back thousands of years. If you have time, check out the movie "curse of golden flower". Despite the bad name, I like the movie. It is a sad one though.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2013 at 6:48PM
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rusty_blackhaw(6a)

Nice photos.

Surely you're aware though that flower shows are commonplace in the U.S. including mum shows (there is one in Omaha for instance that runs through Sunday). More on the 2013 national society show can be found at www.mums.org.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 4:46PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by eric_oh 6a (My Page) on Tue, Nov 19, 13 at 16:46

Yeah, I think mums are very popular in the US too. Walmart, etc, always have them in the fall. Many people buy them, but most cannot keep them over winter.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 10:15PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

More images:

There is also the "er qiao" mum.

In comparison to "er qiao" Tree Peony:

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 10:42PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

click to see really large images.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 11:05PM
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rusty_blackhaw(6a)

How many of those varieties are dependable garden plants that could survive an average Midwest or Northeast winter?

Few to none, I suspect. They look like plants for sheltered locations or greenhouse culture.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 10:35AM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Posted by eric_oh 6a (My Page) on Wed, Nov 20, 13 at 10:35

The cultivation involves two environments - indoor overwinter and outdoor over summer. No, they will not naturalize or produce seed.The method of cultivation is actually easy. You need to have a heated house for winter and a back yard for summer :) Mums are dramatically different from many orchids, green house is not used. They will not grow as wild in green house.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2013 at 8:34PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Very pretty photos, Juju, it's nice to see some flowers when things are turning brown and going dormant here in New England. I have some scraggy mum blooms hanging on, but we are in a moderate drought so they aren't doing great this fall.

What camera do you use? Your pics are nice and sharp.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 8:51PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Purple Inside :)

    Bookmark   November 23, 2013 at 12:48PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

    Bookmark   December 3, 2013 at 10:56AM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

Enjoy!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2014 at 4:14PM
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gringo(z8 VA)

I certainly enjoyed them. Especially the white, with very unusual petal tips.Thank you for sharing the photos !
I don't seem to get any seeds from my 'spider' Chrysanthemums. Although they are fairly easy to propagate from rooting the cuttings of younger growth....
My 'mums are only just now starting to produce flower buds.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2014 at 3:35PM
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felisar

Truly spectacular blooms. Thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2014 at 4:17PM
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