Did you know that the Chrysanthemum is November’s birth flower? When I discovered this unique factoid, I decided to do a little bit of research about this intriguing flower.

Here are some interesting facts:

 

Along the way, I scouted some pretty neat ways this charming flower has made its way into our hearts:

 

How gorgeously unique is this couple? Jacinta is a fashion designer and Shaun is an illustrator, so they designed this dress together, incorporating the chrysanthemum in honor of Shaun’s mother. Jacinta then made her own dress — in less than four weeks! Check out the rest of their wedding: Urban Grunge & DIY to Die For

Here’s a close-up of the design:

Here are two interpretations of the Elsie Katz Couture Spring 2008 mini chrysanthemum brocade dress.

 Who wore it better:  Dania Ramirez or Aundrea Fimbres? 

 

How adorable is this couple?  The yellow chrysanthemums really make this engagement pic glow.

Check out the rest of their session at The Glorious British Summertime .

 

Finally, there is the timeless ballerina Margot Fonteyn.

 

Science & Society Picture Library

 

After seeing all these great pics, I’ve definitely fallen in love with the charming chrysanthemum. Any other flower lovers out there? How will you style your blooms?