pride * determination * radiant beauty
The amaryllis symbolizes radiant beauty. Greek mythology has it that this stunning red flower got its start when a shy, timid nymph named Amaryllis, pierced her heart and created a crimson flower as a result of her unrequited love for the shepherd, Alteo. It’s not surprising that today the amaryllis has come to symbolize pride, determination and radiant beauty.
hospitality * happiness * abundance
Originating in tropical Hawaii, this flower is the messenger of hospitality. With their distinctive open, heart-shape and bold, typically red flowers, these tropical blooms are named after the Greek word meaning “tall flower”.
Also known as the Flamingo Flower, Boy Flower, Painted Tongue and Painter’s Palette, these exotic flowers are long lasting, compelling and irresistibly beautiful, like the hospitality they represent.
Bird of paradise
joyfulness * magnificence * anticipation
This distinctively striking orange flower bears a striking resemblance to a brightly colored bird in flight. Also known as crane flower, the blooms are spectacularly shaped like a bird’s beak and plumage and are a nice addition to any larger arrangement or pageant-style bouquet with a tropical theme.
beauty * magnificence * purity * innocence
This beautiful trumpet-shaped flower, with its elegance and simplicity, is very popular for wedding florals. Mini calla lilies are available in white, yellow, burnt orange, red, burgundy, pink and even a purple–black combination. The larger version is typically available in white or ivory.
When calla lilies are used in weddings, the usual choice is white because of its elegant look and symbolism of purity… add roses and it creates a stunning contrast.
pride * beauty * admiration
The subtle beauty of the carnation reveals a deep radiant confidence that illuminates its densely ruffled blossoms. Carnations are available in a myriad of colors and shades.
Light red carnations are often used to convey admiration, while the dark red version expresses deeper sentiments of love and affection. Purple carnations imply capriciousness. White carnations are associated with purity and luck, and pink carnations are often given as a sign of gratitude.
truth * faith * honesty * forgiveness * rebirth
The bright sunshine glow of the daffodil represents new hope. Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, yellow is the traditional hue, which reminds us of life-giving attributes, although the white petal, yellow-centered variety of daffodil offers a distinctive contrast in comparison.
Ever vigilant in returning each spring we are reminded each year that their beauty is capable of following on the heels of even the harshest winters.
diversity * elegance * dignity
This spicy flower is also the national flower of Mexico and comes in variety of colors, shapes and sizes, making it a favorite flower among floral designers in flower arrangements to celebrate love and marriage.
Combine them with slender flowers like irises or tulips for a striking visual display. When given as a gift, the dahlia flower expresses sentiments of dignity and elegance. It is also the symbol of a commitment bond that lasts forever.
innocence * thoughtfulness * friendship * perseverance
With their bell-shaped blooms and sweet, citrus scent, freesia is among the most popular of the fragrant flowers. The pink and red varieties are actually the most highly scented.
With their wiry stems and delicate blooms, it’s not surprising that one of the most popular freesia varieties is named Ballerina. With its graceful appearance, we recommend freesia for someone who is graceful under pressure.
strength of character * faithfulness * honor * remembrance
The gladiolus is a beautiful flowers with striking and colorful blooms set upon towering stems and are the perfect choice for larger centerpieces, canopies or arches. From the Latin word “gladius”, meaning sword, the “sword lily” means remembrance, generosity, sincerity and strength of character.
A member of the iris family, this long-lasting flower can be found in shades of green, white, mauve, yellow, red, orange, purple or pink, with stripes or blotches of another color.
graciousness * strength
It is elieved that snapdragons were originally wildflowers in Spain and Italy. Legend has it that concealing a snapdragon makes a person appear fascinating and cordial, and in the language of flowers, snapdragons are said to represent both deception (perhaps tied to the notion of concealment) and graciousness.
When one squeezes the silky blossom of the snapdragon its mouth opens and is reported to reveal deep secrets about the future.