November’s Birthday Blossom is the lovely Chrysanthemum. This Birthday Blossom is sincere, faithful and optimistic.
An anonymous but wise Chinese philosopher said, “If you would be happy for a lifetime, grow Chrysanthemums.” These sage words were likely based on the joy one feels when looking at a bouquet of lovely chrysanthemums.
The name chrysanthemum, scientifically called dendranthema, is derived from the Greek words for gold flower but it comes in many colors. White chrysanthemums carry with them a message of truth and loyal love and some think gold chrysanthemums symbolize long life.
A gift of chrysanthemums represents the joy and optimism the bearer wishes to give.