Saga-giku chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum grandiflorum cv.Saga) (嵯峨ぎく)

Saga-giku chrysanthemums (Chrysanthemum grandiflorum cv.Saga) are perennial plants belonging to the family Asteraceae.

They are old chrysanthemums originally from Sagano in Kyoto prefecture. It is said that Saga-giku chrysanthemums give a strong image of Kyoto because of their name.

Flowers in dark red, pink, white, and yellow bloom during October and November.

Prefectural Flowers
Although the flower representing Kyoto prefecture is a weeping cherry tree, Saga-giku chrysanthemums and Dianthus were designated as flowering plants in March 6, 1990 (some people also consider them flowers).

[Original Japanese]