Project 2010 - Flower of the Month
Motif 11 for November: Chrysanthemum
Red for love, white for truth, yellow for the slightest love, but in general, the Chrysanthemum symbolizes cheerfulness and optimism. The Chrysanthemum blooms in the fall, bringing extra cheer to a colder climate when most flowers take a break.
In certain countries in Europe as well as in Japan, chrysanthemums are symbolic of death and are only used for funeral or on graves. Similarly, white chrysanthemums are used in China to symbolize lamentation. In other countries, however, it means honesty. In the US, it is regarded as positive and cheerful.