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Fuji Mums (10 per Bunch)
Fuji Mums (10 per Bunch)
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 The most apparent aspect about the Fuji mums, or more accurately Fuji Chrysanthemums or (Chrysanthemum morifolium) is their very distinctive appearance.  Fuji mums are a specific varietal of the greater genus Chrysanthemum. Both a shrub and an herb, Fuji mums are prized widely for their great many uses and their easy to grow characteristics. Rather than producing spider-like petals like many of its mum cousins, the Fuji mum produces thick, sumptuous curving petals in shades ranging from white to golden to ivory to bronze, or even lovely, pale lavender.

Fuji mums are popular choices for many gardens or landscapes, but are also annual favorites for festival adornment - anywhere from the high school prom or homecoming game to the traditional corsage for special occasions.

The Fuji mum is native to South Africa, Asia and Europe, and is as much prized for its fragrant aroma as for its decadently full-petaled appearance. While traditionally a perennial or annual with a short lived and specific blooming season, with today's modern cultivation techniques, Fuji mums are grown, cultivated, and sold all year round.

Fuji mums that are grown for home or garden enjoyment often produce many flowers to a single stalk. Fuji mums that are grown for show, however, are often pruned during the flowering season so that one single blossom is allowed per stem. Funneling all of the nutrients towards a single blossom per stalk produces Fuji mums of startling height and blossom width, suitable for taking home the grand prize at mum shows. They prefer cooler growing conditions and partial to full shade, and enjoy shelter from the elements, including wind and air conditioning vents indoors.

To care for cut Fuji mums that are placed in a vase, simply add flower food and water. Re-cut the stems at the base under water and cut off approximately one inch to allow flower food to be fully absorbed and extend the vase life.

Cut Flower Care

How can I make my flowers last longer?

Certain varieties of cut flowers last longer than others. Carnations, for example, can remain vibrant for long periods. Roses have a shorter vase life, but are prized for their special and delicate beauty. When buying flowers, be sure to ask Metrowest Flowers how long you should expect your arrangement to last. Whatever variety you choose, a little TLC will go a long way to keep your blooms looking fresh longer. Here are a few handy tips that can help add days to their beauty!

Metrowest Essentials for your flowers Keep them in a cool spot (65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit; 18 to 22 degrees Celsius), away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents, direct drafts from a ceiling fan, and the tops of televisions or radiators. (Appliances like televisions give off heat, causing flowers to dehydrate.)

When your flowers arrive in wet foam Keep the floral foam soaked in water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

When your flowers are arranged in water Keep the vase filled with water containing floral food provided by your florist. Be sure to follow the directions on the package.

If the solution becomes cloudy, replace it entirely. If possible, recut the stems by removing one to two inches with a sharp knife.

Remove leaves that will be below the waterline. Leaves in water will promote bacterial growth that can harm the flowers.

When your flowers have woody stems and branches (such as Quince, Forsythia, or Lilac) Cut the stem with sharp pruning shears. Place in warm water containing fresh floral food to promote flower opening.

What is floral food and why use it? Floral food is a combination of additives that help to nourish the flowers and discourage bacteria from growing in the water. It is one of the best—and easiest—ways to extend the life of your flowers. It is very important to follow the directions on the package correctly. Improperly mixed floral food can do more harm than good.