Chrysanthemum × morifolium is a species of perennial plant from family Asteraceae. It grows as a perennial herbaceous or slightly woody plant on the ground. In China, these plants have been around since 500 BC.
Chrysanthemum morifolium is the scientific name for an old fashioned favorite commonly known as garden mum or florist's chrysanthemum. This perennial autumn bloomer is a versatile plant most often used in flower beds or containers. The long stems and big blooms, available in colors ranging from lavender and white to yellow, red and orange, make garden mums ideal for cut flower bouquets. Garden mums reach mature heights of 12 to 36 inches.