Santini are tiny button-like chrysanthemums that look beautiful in a bouquet of flowers. Find out more information here!
Botanical name: Chrysanthemum
Plant family: Sunflower (bot.Asteraceae)
Occurrence: China, Japan and Europe
The little button-like Santini belong to the Asteraceae family and are currently one of 30 different types of chrysanthemum.
Originally from China in the 15th century BC, the garden chrysanthemum found its way to Europe via Japan in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is now widespread there. The Santini, which is crossed with several types of chrysanthemum, belongs to the group of Chrysanthemum indicum hybrids and adorns many pretty bouquets thanks to its easy processing and ideal length (55 cm on average). Their mostly 6 flowers (flower buds) reach an average size of max. 4 cm when opened and are therefore ideal for our bouquet.
The composites, which come from East Asia, can look back on a long, 2000-year “career”: Even in ancient China they were the symbol of autumn and a long life. They only begin to bloom when all the other flowers have already said goodbye. As an emperor’s symbol, they became the national flower of Japan and a real Japanese sukiyaki (Japanese stew) is not complete without the bitterly resinous aroma of Santini sprouts. Introduced in Europe in the middle of the 19th century, Santini were initially considered an exotic treasure. Nowadays you can enjoy its infinite variety and bloom almost all year round. And anyone who would like to experience a city in Germany in a Santini frenzy should definitely go to Lahr in autumn. Because there the popular plants spring from fountains, over bridge railings and balconies everywhere.
Care tips for Santini
When you arrive, cut the flowers fresh and put them in cold water. Each time you change the water, you should cut the flowers again.
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