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Today's Chrysanthemums are highly evolved flowering plants.  A member of the Asteraceae (Compositae), or Daisy family, the Chrysanthemum is also related to dahlias, sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias, and cosmos.  


The bloom which appears as a single flower is actually hundreds of flowers called florets. Two kinds of florets are present in a single bloom: Ray florets are similar to  the petals on a daisy, while disk florets tend to be the "flowers" in the center portion.   The National Chrysanthemum Society classifies bloom forms into 13 classifications.


For the 9 growing tips to grow exhibition type mums


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