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DISBUD – CHRYSANTHEMUM FAMILY
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