Longwood is a park in southeastern Pennsylvania in which there are several pleasure gardens and a large conservatory.
Its science and conservation programs have achieved the highest level of accreditation available in the US ; and the whole a legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, 1870-1954, American.
He built the conservatory in 1921 and an annual display of chrysanthemums dates from then.
In 2016, a thousand chrysanthemums were set into a half-globe topiary at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania at its annual autumn chrysanthemum festival.
Longwood’s guidance is that the chrysanthemum was first a yellow flower and has now been commercially developed into many other colours, sizes and shapes.
A white flower set among the yellows here and there to refresh the eye.
Five thousand specialty chrysanthemums were planted in 2016 throughout the conservatory and trained for up to a year on topiaries of many shapes in the warm, humid galleries
of world class collections of orchids, citrus fruits, cacti, begonia, palms, dogbane, gardenia, and varieties of tropical and temperate area plants too many to name.
Silver and Gold chrysanthemum (Ajania pacifica – Japan)