All About Fall Poms
About The Flower
Chrysanthemums have been bred for centuries, since before 5000 BC, resulting in a number of cut flower forms. The most popular form of chrysanthemums are sprays, also commonly referred to as ‘poms’. Known for their resilient and fluffy flower heads, poms come in an assortment of colors that brighten and add texture to floral compositions. They are amongst the most favored to grow due to their ability to be timed and manipulated, making them the perfect bloom to grow year-round. Fall poms, however, are distinguishable by their array of red, bronze, and plum hues and are typically reserved for late August to late November.
Pompons have several blooms per stem and also come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They bloom in various forms—some can be daisy-like, some look like buttons, and there are some that even look like tic-tacs! Each stem consists of approximately three to five blooms, making them the ideal mass flower when looking to add volume and dramatically increase the size of bouquets or arrangements.
care & purchasing tip
Avoid flower stems with yellowing leaves as this is an indication of improper storage or growing conditions. Look for buds that are just beginning to open.
Remove all foliage that will be below the water line and hydrate in a solution of warm water and commercial floral preservative.
Chrysanthemums are quite simply the botanical calling cards of autumn. From doorstep to dining table the humble blossom heralds the countdown to cooler temperatures and seasonal celebrations. This sturdy basket accented with fragrant Eucalyptus Parvifolia and oxblood-colored ‘Safari Sunset’ Leucadendron, mixes three hues (white, golden bronze and reddish bronze) of spray Chrysanthemums to establish a coffee and cream color story that has established a following among the popular flower palettes for fall.