Modern cultivated chrysanthemums are showier than their wild relatives.
The flower heads occur in various forms, and can be daisy-like or decorative, like pompons or buttons.
This genus contains many hybrids and thousands of cultivars developed for horticultural purposes.
In addition to the traditional yellow, other colors are available, such as white, purple, and red. The most important hybrid is Chrysanthemum × morifolium (syn. C. × grandiflorum), derived primarily from C. indicum, but also involving other species.