What do flower varieties and colours mean

What does the Iris symbolise

The iris is a large genus of flowering plants with showy flowers. It gets its name from the Greek word for rainbow, which is also the name of the Greek goddess of the rainbow, Iris. Being one of the largest genera in the family Iridaceae, it contains more than 280 species. A lot of the flower styles used by include the Iris, Rose or Lily featured in this article

What does the Lily symbolise

Even though the flower is closely associated with the Virgin Mary, the Lily has been around long before Christianity existed. The earliest archaeological evidence of the Lily dates back to the Great Pyramid of Giza, which was built in 2680 B.C. The lily features on almost every ancient civilisation’s list of sacred flowers. And it’s not hard to see why. The Lily is a complex flower. Its distinguishing feature is the centre of the flower, made of several concentric circles of colourful petals. A lot of the flower styles used by include the Iris, Rose or Lily featured in this article

What is the normal symbolism of the Orchid flower?

Orchids, named from the Greek word Orchis, the term originates from the ancient Greek myth of a man named Orchis. (No, we’re not kidding.) The legend states that a beautiful boy named Orchis died when he was struck by lightning, and Venus planted his testicles on the earth to commemorate him. And that’s pretty much it, but the name stuck! The first orchids were believed to have grown in tropical Asia and Malaysia, and they were first cultivated in Ancient Egypt. (We’re guessing they were used in love potions.) Over time, orchid fans developed different growing orchids methods, and it wasn’t long before they were widely used.

What does the Rose symbolise

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, or so goes the famous quote by William Shakespeare. But if you were to use the same quote to describe a rose, you’d be missing out on a lot of the plant’s history. The rose plant is a beautiful flower cultivated for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the 18th century that roses became the most popular flower in the world. Brief History: Roses have been cultivated for at least 4, 000 years, possibly much longer, beginning in the Fertile Crescent. They were first described in writing in China around 2700 BC, and by the time of the Roman Empire, they were being used regularly.

What does the Hydrangea symbolise

Hydrangeas have been around for thousands of years. The genus name for hydrangeas, Hydrangea, is derived from the Greek word “Hydro”, meaning water, and “Ang”, meaning a vessel, making the name translate into “water vessel”. The name is derived from the large, water-holding flower heads. Hydrangeas originated in China and then travelled to Japan, where they were cultivated in the royal gardens.

What is the normal symbolism of the Daisy flower?

Daisy flowers first appeared in the Mediterranean and western Asia, and scientists believe that they originated in the wild as a weed. While daisies are best known today as a symbol of innocence, which is why they appear on everything from children’s books to milk cartons, daisies were once a symbol of impending death, which is why English soldiers in World War I called them “the flower of no man’s land.”

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