Disbud – one single large flower per stem produced by removing all side buds when plant was young. There are two types of Disbuds: Spiders and Cremons. A Spider is distinguished by its tubular petals. Any disbud without this characteristic is a Cremon.

Disbuds are used as a focal flowers in arrangements and bouquets. The average size of a Disbud bloom is 7-9cm in diameter.

Chrysanthemum sp. is the genus (scientific name) of all pompons, mums, and disbuds.

Some commonly used terms are defined as follows:

  • POMPON – spray type of chrysanthemum; each stem has several flowers
  • CUSHION POMPON – flower is of medium length petals without button in the centre.
  • DAISY POMPON – flower with button in the centre.
  • NOVELTY POMPON – any chrysanthemum besides white, yellow, pink, and bronze cushions, any novelty colours. All novelty shapes.
  • SPIDER POMPON – flower with very long outer petals without button in the centre.
  • BUTTON POMPON (dots) – Holland/Dutch type novelty poms.
  • FUJI – synonym of spider, except it is not a spray flower.
  • MUM – flower with very soft and long petals; no button in thecentre of flower head. Flower is very soft and cushiony on touch. Commonly produced as a disbud; sometimes referred to as football mum