Annual Chrysanthemum Show
The Floral Showhouse will once again be transformed into a lush fall paradise as cascading chrysanthemum blooms adorn every corner of its showrooms. An Iconic favorite, the Annual Chrysanthemum Show is Niagara Park’s longest running exhibit, reaching back to its first showing on November 4, 1946. Don’t miss this the 76th anniversary of this spectacular show!
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Always in Bloom
The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse is a lush oasis, just a short walk south from Niagara Falls and Table Rock Centre. Collections of orchids, succulents, and other tropical plant species are on display throughout the year, along with floral shows that reflect the changing seasons. With seven shows per year, something new is always in bloom.Learn More
The Origins of Chrysanthemums
Chrysanthemums originate in parts of Europe, but mostly Eastern Asia. There are several species and thousands of cultivars. They are typically broken down into two simple classes: hardy and florist mums. Florist mums are less resilient to cold climates than hardy mums.
Our plants are produced by cuttings taken either from our own special stock or brought in from Canadian suppliers. Trendy or improved varieties are ordered a year in advance.
A Spectacular Display with an Ancient Connection
It’s no wonder the Chrysanthemum Show is one of the Floral Showhouse’s most beloved seasonal displays–Chrysanthemums have an ancient connection to Asian culture and have been a long-standing signate. The show’s rich hues and abundant blooms in unique designs are the perfect way to herald in the autumn and season of Thanksgiving!
The number one challenge with keeping chrysanthemums beautiful is daylight. They are autumn bloomers and set their flower buds only after daylight is below eight hours a day, sometimes less. To start blooming, chrysanthemums need undisturbed darkness during the night–not even a flashlight can be set on them! True perennials in their natural environments, they enjoy full sun locations all summer long for good growth.
To create the show’s dazzling shapes, frames are used to assist in training and supporting the plants as they grow. Regular and interval pinching of the tips are completed during the growing season to create shape, fullness and near the end of season, to encourage flower buds for a full show.