Chrysanthemum Type Flowers. To create a busier mum plant, pinch back the stems. Chrysanthemum, (genus chrysanthemum), genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the aster family (asteraceae), native primarily to subtropical and temperate areas of the old world.
Mums were first cultivated in china, approximately 6 centuries ago.they were later introduced to other countries nearby, such as japan, by buddhist monks who were traveling. The more light they get though, the better. The standard type of chrysanthemum will produce one flower bloom on one stalk.