Chrysanthemum: A great friend, Cheerful and happy. For many years, chrysanthemum signifies praise and admiration. A chrysanthemum is considered as a noble flower of the Chinese noble class.
The Japanese hold this flower as the symbol of the sun. they also believe that a single chrysanthemum petal placed in the bolinksom of a wine glass will ensure a long and healthy life.
Chrysanthemums were cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. An ancient Chinese city was named Chu-Hsien, meaning "chrysanthemum city". The flower was brought to the Western World in the 17th century.