Chrysanthemums generally symbolize longevity, fidelity, joy and optimism. Various colors symbolize other important meanings as well. Red chrysanthemums symbolize love and deep passion. Yellow chrysanthemums symbolize neglected love or sorrow. White chrysanthemums symbolize loyalty and honesty.
In the United States, chrysanthemums symbolize friendship, happiness, and well-being. They are often tied to the arrival of autumn since they are one of the most popular fall flowers.