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"The name "chrysanthemum" is derived from the Greek words, chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower)***
Chrysanthemum species are herbaceous perennial plants growing to 50�150�cm tall, with deeply lobed leaves with large flower heads that are generally white, yellow or pink in the wild.*** Chrysanthemums were first cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The plant is renowned as one of the Four Gentlemen in Chinese and East Asian art. The plant is particularly significant during the Double Ninth Festival. The flower may have been brought to Japan in the eighth century AD, and the Emperor adopted the flower as his official seal. The "Festival of Happiness" in Japan celebrates the flower.***
The flower was brought to Europe in the 17th century***"
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December 12th, 2012
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