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Dendranthema x grandiflorum ‘Tasselled White’

A cultivar of Dendranthema x grandiflorum Kitam. Tassel flowered chrysanthemum.  ‘This large, strong and broad, deep-green, shiny-leaved variety is one of the latest of all in blooming; but its lovely flowers are larger and more showy than those of any white-flowered variety, and endure to the end of January.  No flower in this chilly climate stands the cold so well, or so long continues to beguile the fancy of a florist by its protracted opening, by its hardihood in expansion, and by the soft hew of its snowy blossoms; carrying on, as it were, the flowering beauty of lingering autumn into the bosom of winter, whose ice at length closes the temple of Flora for a time, until the herald flowers of spring appear amidst the melting snow as if impatient of delay.’  [FC p.73/1833]. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

For general information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florists’ chrysanthemum see Dendranthema x grandiflorum Kitam.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.75/1845].


Published Apr 15, 2009 - 04:48 PM | Last updated Aug 28, 2011 - 04:35 PM

Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

East Asia originally but certainly of garden origin in both China and Japan

  • ‘Great Tasselled White’
  • ‘Expanded White’


Common Name

Florists’ chrysanthemum

Name in the Camden Park Record

Chrysanthemum sinense Tasselled white

Confidence level high