This beautifully complex dome of more than 1,340 purple spider chrysanthemum blooms is all grown on a single plant!
Carefully cultivated over nine months in Southern China using the centuries-old Japanese method of ozukuri, meaning 'thousand-bloom,' this plant started as a single stem - not of chrysanthemum, but of a close relative, wormwood (Artemisia sp.)!
Five sturdy stems of chrysanthemums are grafted onto wormwood rootstock, which gives the plant a strong root system and sturdy base.
As they grow, these five chrysanthemum branches are pruned to promote the growth of side branches which are carefully trimmed, tied, and trained onto a bamboo and wire frame.
Chrysanthemums are usually an autumn flower, triggered to bloom by the shortening day lengths of late summer. Once it grew to display size, this greenhouse-grown plant was tricked into producing buds in the spring by shading it from mid-afternoon to the next morning every day for a few weeks. To get every flower to bloom at the same time, only a single flower bud of the exact same size on each stalk were kept and the rest were removed. Finally, each budding stem was carefully retied on its own precisely-arranged stake for the artful arrangement of blooms you see here!
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