Mum-Chrysanthemum Family

Mum – a flower with very soft and long petals; no button in the centre of flower head. The flower is very soft and Cushiony to touch.

Commonly produced as a disbud; sometimes referred to as football mum.
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.
  • DISBUD (one single large flower per stem produced by removing all side buds when plant was young):
  • FUJI – synonym of spider, except it is not a spray flower.