Inside The New York Botanical Garden

How Do They Do That?: Ozukuri or ‘Thousand Bloom’

Posted in Behind the Scenes, Exhibitions on September 29 2011, by Ann Rafalko

An ozukuri display in the Nolen Greenhouses, 2010

A dazzling display of kiku will join Fall Flowers of Japan in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory beginning October 5. Don’t miss these magnificent Japanese chrysanthemums trained to grow in a mesmerizing variety of shapes and styles. In anticipation, we’re taking an in-depth look at these fascinating flowers.

The ozukuri, or ‘Thousand Bloom,’ display features hundreds of kiku flowers all grown from a single stem. This is the most complex and difficult display to execute.

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Kiku Classification: Irregular Incurve, Reflex, and Regular Incurve