Delicate white chrysanthemums come in wide varieties: anemone, decorative, double Korean, incurved, incurving, reflexed, spider, and spoon. Many of these flowers are not pure white. A dash of pink, purple, and yellow hues enhances the white refreshing petals.
The white blooms have different meanings in different countries. For example, white blooms symbolize grief in Japan, Korea, and China. Chinese use white flowers in funeral wreaths. But there are countries that compare white blooms with honesty and truth.
Europeans-Belgian, Croatian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, and Spanish, use incurved chrysanthemums for funerals and grave decorations. This white chrysanthemum is the sympathy flower.
White chrysanthemums have different connotations in the Unites States of America: cheerfulness and positive feelings.
According to a German legend, white chrysanthemums represent the Christ child. The farmers in the Black Forest area thus ensures that the plant blossoms in their houses on Christmas Day.
Today’s photo story presents different types of white blooms whose petals coil, curve upward, curve downward, hook, or acquire spoon shapes. These blooms were exhibited in annual competitive Chrysanthemum Show 2012, Chandigarh.
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“A white anemone chrysanthemum Do you know? Both small and large varieties of anemone chrysanthemum have same shapes but different sizes.
Double Korean Chrysanthemum A double chrysanthemum resembles a daisy flower and features a center disc hemmed with one or more ray petals.
Decorative Cream Chrysanthemum Decorative chrysanthemums are siblings of Korean chrysanthemums. But the disc is hidden in the decorative flowers.
Dorridge Queen White, a regular incurved chrysanthemum
Eva Turner, an irregular incurved chrysanthemum. The petals arrangement is irregular. The disc is invisible.
Frosty Whisky, a spider chrysanthemum, features long tubular petals that coil or hook at the end.
A white incurved chrysanthemum
Incurved Chrysanthemum, a ball of white incurved petals that veil the disc.
White incurving chrysanthemum: The petals are arranged loosely. The disc may be visible.
An incurving chrysanthemum: The flower form is something like in between the form of reflexed and the form of incurved. The florets of the blooms are not arranged compactly as in the incurved flowers.
A reflexed flower: The overlapping petals curve downwards. Almost flat top reveals the disc.
The white robin hood, an incurving chrysanthemum
A single Korean flower with one row of petals. The disc is fully visible in this daisy like bloom.
Snowball, an incurved chrysanthemum. The disc is fully hidden.
Snow Queen, an incurving chrysanthemum
Sonar Bangla, a fully incurved globular chrysanthemum with purple and yellow hints
Tokyo, a white spider chrysanthemum, features smooth tubular petals ending into coils or hooks. The center disc is veiled.
A white spoon chrysanthemum features a round disc and ray petals that acquire shape of a spoon at the end. The disc of semi-double like flower is visible.