History: The common name “chrysanthemum” comes from the Greek words “chrusos”, which means “gold” and “anthemom” which means “flower.” Chrysanthemums have been cultivated for thousands of years in China and are also known as “The Flower of the East”.
Petals on chrysanthemums are actually florets, or small flowers. That means that each chrysanthemum bloom is actually a composite of may individual flowers on one head. Chrysanthemums have two types of florets: ray florets, which would be called petals on a daisy-type bloom, and disc florets, which compose the centre of a daisy-type bloom.
Design: The button pom is a disc floret and is composed of only disk petals and is also called “Dots.” The size of the flower head is about half of the size of a cushion about 2.5 cm in diameter. The button pom is also classed as a spray pompon because it has many lateral stems off the main stem, all of which have flowers. These are desirable for designing because these laterals can be broken off and used as individual blooms in arrangements and bouquets.
- The Green Kermit pom is the floral neutral green and very trendy!
- It is used to enhance many floral design because of its versatility.
- It has value per stem because of the number of blooms.
- The pom is a long lasting bloom with a vase life of 7-14 days.
Kermit is always looking for ways to impress Miss Piggy! Think how you could impress your special person with a design made with Kermit poms!