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  • 1. AstersChrysanthemums, Daisies, Sunflower s, Solidago, Asters, Zinnia,
  • 2. Asters• Composite Flowers – Ray florets – Disk florets• Head Inflorescence
  • 3. Mums• Full Size – Disbuds – Large Flower• Spray size – long laterals – Medium Flower• Micro or minis – short laterals – Small Flower
  • 4. Pompon orCushion Pomp• Genus: Chrysanthemum• Spray mum with no button in the center• Availability: year-round,• Color: white, yellow, lavender, purple, bronze, and burgundy• Flower form consists of solid ray florets. Stems often have long laterals. This flower is known for its longevity and durability.• Medium mass flower: Round form adds mass to any style of design. Flower is extremely versatile.• Longevity: weeks 2-3 long lasting• Sold by bunch, $3.50
  • 5. Daisy Pompon• Genus: Chrysanthemum• Spray mum with a button in the center• Availability: commercial product: year-round, many cultivars• Color: white, yellow, bronze, burgundy, and lavender• Flower form is the same for all daisy pomps with the center colors varying by cultivar. Stems often have long laterals.• Medium mass flower: Round form adds mass to any style of design. Flower is extremely versatile.• Longevity: weeks 2-3 long lasting• Sold by bunch (10)• $3.50 per bunch
  • 6. Spider Pomp• Genus: Chrysanthemum• Spray mum with long petals• Availability: year-round• Color: white, yellow• Flower form consists of tubular ray florets. Plant is favored for its durability and longevity.• Small filler or mass flower.• Longevity: weeks 1-3 long lasting• Sold by bunch (10)• $7.00/bunch
  • 7. Button Pomp• Genus: Chrysanthemum• Small cushion type mum – green ones are “Kermits”• Availability: year-round• Color: yellow, white, and green• Flower form has a “button” appearance, and is favored for its longevity and durability.• Small mass flower: Round form adds mass. Long, lateral stems can be used individually. Material is useful for paveing or pillowing design techniques.• Longevity: weeks 2-3 long lasting• Sold by bunch (10)• $ 5.00
  • 8. Micro Pomp• Genus: Chrysanthemum• Similar to daisy pomp but smaller• Availability: year-round,• Color: yellow, white, pinks• Most micro-pomps have a flower form typically smaller than other Chrysanthemum listings in book. Different colors are available, some with varying center colors.• Small filler or mass flower. Short, lateral stem length adapts this pomp to filler and mass applications.• Longevity: weeks 1-3 long lasting• Sold by bunch (10)• $3.50/bu
  • 9. Football orIncurve Mum• Availability: year-round• Color: white, yellow, pink• Flower form is classified as an intermediate incurve mum.• A disbud mum.• Large mass flower: Round form adds mass, and is a good candidate for use in traditional line-mass designs.• Longevity: weeks 2-3 long lasting• Sold by stem for very large flowers or bunch 10 for smaller.• $1-2 per stem
  • 10. Spider or Fuji Mum• Availability: year-round, many cultivars• Color: white, yellow, green• 4-5” flowerhead form is produced by many fine to coarse ray florets on a single stem. This is a disbud mum.• Large mass flower: Unique “spider” form adds mass and interest; and is useful in traditional line mass designs.• Longevity: weeks 2-3 long lasting• Sold by bunch or stem depending on size• $1-2 per stem
  • 11. Red Rover• Availability: July-November• Color: red tipped yellow• Flower contains yellow tips and is available as a single stem.• Medium mass flower: Round form is a good choice for line- mass designs• A nice choice for autumnal arrangements in combination with other members of the Chrysanthemum genus.• Longevity: weeks 1-3 long lasting• Sold by bunch (10)• $7.00 per bunch
  • 12. Gerbera- Common & Botanical Name• Mass flower – Formal or informal• Available year-round• Colors yellow, red, orange, pink, & white• Lasts 4 -14 days (not in foam)• Leafless stems• Uses special straw to protect stem• Sold by: Bunch (10)• Price: $.89/st
  • 13. Sunflower Helianthus• Availability: year-round with peak supplies June- October• Color: yellow• Unique Characteristics: Air-dries well; different cultivars are commercially available with varying sizes.• Large mass flower: Round form provides mass. Combines well with summer and autumnal colors.• Longevity: days 7-10• Sold by bunch (5 – 10)• Price: $6 - 8
  • 14. Solidago – Availability: *Year Round* – Color: yellow – can be dyed red – Air-dries well; often contains long enough laterals to be used individually. – Small filler flower, also can be used as a line element in smaller-scaled designs. – Longevity: days 7-10 – Sold by Bunch, Cost: $5/bunch
  • 15. Monte Cassino Aster• Availability: Year round• Color: white, lavender• Flower has prominent yellow center.• Small filler flower• Daisy-like flowers lend themselves to garden- style designs• Longevity: days 7-10• Sold by bunch (10)• Cost: $6.00