Chrysanthemums were aboriginal able in China as a beginning assemble as far aback as the 15th aeon BC. Over 500 cultivars had been recorded by the year 1630. The bulb is acclaimed as one of the Four Gentlemen in Chinese and East Asian art. The bulb is decidedly cogent during the Double Ninth Festival. The annual may accept been brought to Japan in the eighth aeon AD, and the Emperor adopted the annual as his official seal. The “Festival of Happiness” in Japan celebrates the flower.
Chrysanthemums entered American agronomics in 1798 if Colonel John Stevens alien a able array accepted as ‘Dark Purple’ from England. The addition was allotment of an accomplishment to abound attractions aural Elysian Fields in Hoboken, New Jersey.