Celebration of the Chrysanthemum

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Nov. 1–21, 2021
Days vary, Times vary
Cost: $12.95 General, $11.95 Senior (62+), $9.95 Students, Free for Children 5 and under, Free for Lan Su Members
239 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209

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Chinese Symbol of Autumn: the Chrysanthemum

Make way pumpkins, this is the season for chrysanthemums.
At Lan Su we are celebrating the chrysanthemum in November with our Chrysanthemum Penjing Exhibit a unique artform that will inspire with wonder. The illustrious history of the Chrysanthemum is honored through presentations on Chinese medicine, floral art displays, cultivation and demonstrations and more.

The Chrysanthemum has been cultivated in China as early as 700 BC and soon gained favor as the symbol of Autumn. Longevity and immortality are only a couple of its themes in part due to its use in medicine and earning its fame in poetry. The famous Chinese scholar poet Tao Yuanming (365-427 CE) made the proverbial connection with the lifestyle of a hermit as the autumn chrysanthemum avoids the crowded floral market in the spring.