The chrysanthemum is widely known as a cut flower, but it is also an amazing houseplant, with a bushy structure, beautiful green leaves and fabulous flowers in all sorts of colours and shapes. It’s also an easy plant that remains radiantly upright even in higher temperatures. In the wild, chrysanthemums flower in late summer and autumn. Growers mimic those short days in the greenhouse, so that the chrysanthemum starts producing buds and is also available earlier in the year nowadays. The fresh, bright cheerful colours make it a summery feature that does well both indoors and on the garden table.