Types of Easter Flowers and their Meaning

Easter is a religious holiday synonymous with rebirth and rejuvenation. It coincides with the festival of spring when flowers wake up from their slumber and bloom abundantly. Nothing like celebrating Easter with a bu of spring flowers! Some spring flowers are associated with Easter and are used as centrepieces to enhance the beauty of a room. Here are some flowers that you can decorate your house this Easter or gift a bouquet to your friends and their meaning:-

1.    Daffodils – Native to West Asia, Europe and North Africa, daffodils or narcissus are highly sought flowers for Easter decorations. Uniquely shaped like bell and surrounded by a ring of floral leaves, these flowers first bloomed in the garden of Gethsemane at the time of Christ’s resurrection. They are also called Easter bells or Osterglocken in Germany. Daffodils symbolize new beginnings and rebirth. Presenting a bunch of these flowers expresses your unrequited love and respect for the person.

2.    Daisy – Native to Europe, the daisy has been associated with the aster and sunflower family. The flower opens up during the day and curls up at night. Daisies signify solace, purity and tranquillity. They are often gifted to people during Easter as they express beauty, simplicity and patience.

3.    Easter Lily – Native to Japan, Easter lilies are beautifully shaped like trumpets. It is believed that Easter lilies are grown at the site of crucifixion and are known as the traditional flowers of Easter. White lilies personify hope, love, divinity and purity. Presenting white lilies and Easter lilies conveys your pleasure of being acquainted with the person, while giving yellow lilies is akin to telling the person to seize the opportunity and live for the moment.

4.    Hyacinth – Native to the Mediterranean region, the beautiful bell-shaped flowers are quintessential for Easter celebrations. Associated with rebirth and spring, hyacinth also symbolizes intuition, rejuvenation and hope. Blue hyacinth represents sincerity while white hyacinth expresses constancy.

5.    Pussy Willows – With their furry catkins, willows and sallows can make beautiful Easter decorations. Harbingers of spring season, pussy willows are known to symbolize birth, hope, intuition and rejuvenation. The flowering shoots are used as a substitute to palm fronds during Palm Sunday processions and decorations. Pussy willows are usually linked to motherhood and fertility.

6.    Tulips – Native to Iberian Peninsula, tulips are perennial bulbous plants and are known to represent ‘heaven on earth’. Presenting a bouquet of tulips would mean purity, newness, declaration of love, enthusiasm and desire.

Here are some tips to beautifully decorate your home with traditional flowers this Easter:-

•    Look for a wide-mouthed vase for the spring flowers and pair it up with a tall pillar candle.

•    Try using baskets instead of vases to make a beautiful floral arrangement. And there are plenty of choices in baskets.

•    Why not get children to decorate the Easter eggs and then feature them as the main attraction when celebrating Easter.

•    Get children to do the floral arrangement for Easter for a change. Ask them to get creative and I am sure the experience will be unique.

These are some Easter flowers that are mostly used to decorate the house during Easter. Alternatively, you can also use azaleas, rose, calla lilies and snowdrops along with some of the traditional flowers to do up your house. Dry flowers can also be used for decoration.

Happy Easter!!

Shiksha Jha (have 116 posts in total)

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