"The Curse of the Golden Flower" - absolutely spectacular and extremely engaging - quite nice for entertainment.
The particular mum the Empress kept embroidering I once bought in Safeway - under the name "Chinese Mum", just one flower in a little pot, The regal flower sparkled with gold dusting - it was a Halloween season... I planted it in the garden and it survived winter.
Here are two descendants of the mum arranged simply with winter jasmine branches. Porcellain compote by Angela Fina.