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MUM - interesting facts – Did you know that…?
Since the 15th Century BC, the ChrysantheMUM in China has been considered as an exalted plant with special powers. So special in fact, that only nobles were allowed to plant the chrysanthemums in their gardens.
MUMS, AT HOME IN THE CITY
In China a whole city has been named after the chrysanthemum. Ju-Xian, currently better known as Xiaolan Town or Zhongshan City, literally means 'Chrysanthemum city'.
The chrysantheMUM is one of the national symbols of Japan. Even today, a ChrysantheMUM is featured on the front of a Japanese passport and also on the Japanese 50 Yen coin.
The highest order of knights the Japanese emperor can bestow even carries the name 'Supreme Order of the ChrysantheMUM'. In this respect, the chrysanthemum is the only flower in the world to be connected to such a high honour. To pay respect to the emperors, their thrones were completely covered with chrysanthemums. The Japanese Court is therefore also known as the ChrysantheMUM throne.
HAPPY EVER AFTER
The ChrysantheMUM is seen in Japan as a symbol of ‘long life and happiness’. Each year, the Japanese celebrate the 'Festival of Happiness’ in honour of the chrysanthemum.
A RICH HISTORY
Even in 1689, Jacob Breynius described the well-known cultivated chrysanthemums. At that time, there were already ChrysantheMUM connoisseurs.
The chrysanthemum was made famous by Carolus Linnaeus when he took the Greek word 'chrys' which means 'gold coloured' - which described the original colour of the chrysanthemum - and added 'anthemon' which means flower. Hence the choice for the golden look of the Belgian Mums brand.
FIREWORKS AND SPARKS
The term chrysantheMUM also refers to a particular type of firework that erupts in a trail of sparks resembling the petals of the chrysanthemum.