It’s a spider chrysanthemum and this particular one is called ‘Shamrock’.
Unfortunately, in the past, chrysanthemums have been much maligned, however in recent years there’s been an increasing number of new varieties in an array of colours.
I love these vibrant lime-green blooms which were part of a stunning bouquet I received recently. (Thank you SO much, Mum!)
Spider chrysanthemums have a very distinct flower shape, with row upon row of narrow delicate petals, which curve in towards the centre of the flower.
When they’re on sale at wholesalers, the flower heads are usually wrapped up in plastic to protect them as they’re quite fragile.
So, do look out for these beautiful chrysanthemums the next time you’re thinking of buying some flowers to brighten up your home. Or you may like to grow some?
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)