- Flower nameSaga Chrysanthemum
- Scientific nameChrysanthemum morifolium cv. Saga
- Alias菊, キク, 嵯峨菊, Saga Chrysanthemum
- Place of originGarden variety
- Place of floweringHorticultural species, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonNovember
What is Saga Chrysanthemum
Saga chrysanthemum (scientific name: Chrysanthemum morifolium cv. Saga) is a type of classical chrysanthemum associated with Daikakuji Temple in the Saga region of Kyoto, present-day Sagano, Kyoto Prefecture. The grass is made 1.5 to 2 m tall so that it can be seen from a distance.
The flowers of the chrysanthemum(kiku) are cephalic, consisting of a tongue-shaped flower on the periphery of the flower and a tubular flower in the center.
Saga chrysanthemum blooms single-petaled and opens flat at the beginning of the bloom, but as the bloom progresses, the tongue-shaped flowers become tubular and
As the bloom progresses, the tongue-shaped flowers become tubular and rise up in a twisting motion. The flowers resemble a "soft Mohawk" hairstyle, and the erect tuberous flowers are about 10 cm tall. The long, erect flowers give the plant a broom-like appearance. Flower colors include white, red, dark pink, light pink, and yellow.
Common name: Saga Chrysanthemum, scientific name: Chrysanthemum morifolium cv. Saga, synonym: Chrysanthemum grandiflorum cv. Saga, plant height: 1.5 to 2 m, Inflorescence form: head inflorescence、capitulum, flower diameter: 3 cm, flower color: white, yellow, red, purple, flowering season: November.