Flower Architecture: The Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum

Flower Architecture: The Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum
Design

A gigantic chrysanthemum plant was trained over 18 months to grow into a unique form.

Naresh Kumar
  • 17 november 2010

One of the highlights of this year’s Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania is a dome-shaped plant that measures over 11 feet in diameter and contains 991 blooms in it. The aptly named Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum was developed by Horticulturalist Yoko Arakawa using an old Japanese plant growing technique called Ozukuri.

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