Sunflower

Sunflower

Sunflower or Heleanthus are native to the Americas and were first cultivated in Mexico. They are named for their propensity to turn its head toward the sun and are produced for their big showy flowers, tasty seeds and oil that are used in soap, paint and cosmetics. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc.

Orlaya

Orlaya

White lace flowers (Orlaya grandiflora) are hardy, elegant, and low-maintenance annuals. They produce an abundance of delicate pure white flowers that grow in umbels above lush, interesting, grey-green, fern-like foliage. Native to Mediterranean parts of Europe (particularly the island of Crete), they once grew in abundance in vineyards, olive groves, and other dry and warm spots.

Scabiosa

Scabiosa

Scabiosa pods or Pincushion flowers are in the same family as Honeysuckle and are native to Africa, Asia, and Europe. The name comes from the Latin word scabies meaning to itch and the fact that Scabiosa is used in folk medicine to treat scabies, an illness that causes major itchiness. Scabiosa signifies love, purity, and peace.

Veronica

Veronica

Veronica is a robust genus of flowering plants that includes more than 500 species, several dozen of which are cultivated as landscape flowers. Of these, one of the most popular is Veronica spicata, often known as spiked speedwell, which is often called just speedwell. Speedwell is a clump-forming plant with flowers that grow on stalks of medium height. Like other species in the Veronica genus, it belongs to the plantain family. It is grown for its showy spikes of long-lasting flowers that begin blooming in late spring or early summer. The meaning and symbolism of Veronica is loyalty.

Sweet William

Sweet William

Sweet William is a species of flowering plant in the family Caryophyllaceae, native to southern Europe and parts of Asia. It has become a popular ornamental garden plant. It is a herbaceous biennial or short-lived perennial plant. Each flower is 2–3 cm diameter with five petals displaying serrated edges. Wild plants produce red flowers with a white base, but colors in cultivars range from white, pink, red, and purple to variegated patterns. Sweet William symbolizes admiration, passion, love, and gratitude

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria is originally from South America and can grow up to five feet tall. They can have a vase life of two weeks and are associated with our willingness to help one another through the ups and downs we face in our lives. They symbolize fidelity, friendship, robustness, and love.

Statice

Statice

Statice or Limonium is native to Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North America. They grow up to 7ft tall and have a long shelf life. Statice is used in dried flower arrangements because they retain color well and are hardy. Statice symbolizes remembrance.

Dusty Miller

Dusty Miller

Dusty miller or Senecio cineraria is a grey foliage native to the Mediterranean and often used as an accent because it has a natural chemistry with many shades including dirty pink. Dusty Miller symbolizes protection.

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula are native to southwestern Asia, the name Calendula is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning "little calendar", "little clock". In historic times calendula was more often used for magical purposes than medicinal ones. Calendula flowers are sacred flowers in India and have been used to decorate the statues of Hindu deities since early times. Calendula has been a symbol of sunshine and fire for many centuries.

Tweedia

Tweedia

Tweedia, also known as Oxypetalum Coeruleum, is a species of flowering plant, native to South America from southern Brazil to Uruguay. It is grown for its clear pale blue, white, and pink star-shaped flowers, which are long-lasting and cut well.

Red Rose

Red Rose

Most of the 300 species of roses are native to Asia and are used for floral design, landscaping, and perfumes. There are about 35k rose hybrids and cultivars. Rose hips are produced as a supplement for their high vitamin C content. Roses are associated with the goddess Aphrodite and the Virgin Mary. They eventually led to the creation of the rosary and signify intrigue.

Protea

Protea

Protea are enchanting, tropical blooms perched on tall, sturdy stems. Protea flowers have oval-shaped leaves that create a lovely contrast to the colorful blooms cradled in the center. Protea symbolizes diversity and courage.

Gomphrena

Gomphrena

Gomphrena is native to Central America including Guatemala and Panama. In Hawaii, they are used for leis. Trinidadians use Gomphrena in tea to treat baby gripe, cough, and diabetes while Caribbeans have used them to treat reproductive problems. The spiritual significance of Gomphrena relates to the immortality of an organized and conscious vital being.

White Rose

White Rose

Most of the 300 species of roses are native to Asia and are used for floral design, landscaping, and perfumes. There are about 35k rose hybrids and cultivars. Rose hips are produced as a supplement for their high vitamin C content. Roses are associated with the goddess Aphrodite and the Virgin Mary. They eventually led to the creation of the rosary and signify intrigue.

Spray Roses

Spray Roses

Most of the 300 species of roses are native to Asia and are used for floral design, landscaping, and perfumes. There are about 35k rose hybrids and cultivars. Rose hips are produced as a supplement for their high vitamin C content. Roses are associated with the goddess Aphrodite and the Virgin Mary. They eventually led to the creation of the rosary and signify intrigue.

Leucadendron

Leucadendron

Leucadendron are in the family Protea, endemic to South Africa, where they are a prominent part of a group of plants known as Fynbos which means fine bush. Leucadendron is popular amongst consumers due to its colorful bracts and exceptionally long vase life. The flower can symbolize a compliment on beauty or a job well done.

Magnolia

Magnolia

Magnolia is a genus of more than 200 species in the family of Magnoliaceae. They are native to tropical, subtropical and temperate regions of Asia and Central America. Growing as shrubs or trees, Magnolias are well known for their beautiful, showy and fragrant flowers and attractive, evergreen and glossy leaves. They are one of the loveliest garden plants!

Wild Pussy Willow

Wild Pussy Willow

Wild Pussy Willow is a name given to many of the smaller species of the genus Salix (willows and sallows) when their furry catkins are young in early spring. Before the male catkins of these species come into full flower they are covered in fine, greyish fur, leading to a fancied likeness to tiny cats, also known as “pussies”. The catkins appear long before the leaves and are one of the earliest signs of spring. At other times of year trees of most of these species are usually known by their ordinary names.

Willow Eucalyptus

Willow Eucalyptus

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc.

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc.

Curly Willow

Curly Willow

Also known as curly willow or tortured willow, corkscrew willow (Salix matsudana ‘Tortusa’) is easy to identify by its long, graceful leaves and curly, contorted branches, which become especially noticeable during the winter.

Narcissus

Narcissus

Narcissus are native to Southern Europe and North Africa and were well known in ancient civilization, both medicinally and botanically. The name is often linked to a Greek word for intoxicated and is frequently linked to the myth of Narcissus, who became so obsessed with his own reflection in water that he drowned. Its essential oil is an important ingredient of some perfumes. Narcissus signifies rebirth.

Passion Flower

Passion Flower

Passion Vine is an unusual flower that is widely distributed in the Southeast, especially from Florida to Texas. The plants were given the name Passionflower or Passion vine because the floral parts were once said to represent aspects of the Christian crucifixion story, sometimes referred to as the Passion. The 10 petal-like parts represents the disciples of Jesus, excluding Peter and Judas; the 5 stamens the wounds Jesus received; the knob-like stigmas the nails; the fringe the crown of thorns.

Seafoam

Seafoam

Seafoam blooms nearly year-round in Ventura, California. The flowers look like purple baby's breath, with occasional white blossoms interspersed among the violet majority. It is very hardy, grows even in shady areas (not as well as in the sun, however), attracts bees, and tends to seed "volunteers" in areas of the yard that receive ample moisture.

Baby Eucalyptus

Baby Eucalyptus

Native to Australia, eucalyptus is known for its leaves, seeds, and striking flowers. Every year they grow a new layer of bark and the outer layer dies and peels off. Sacred to Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld between earth and heaven. They consume the sapp called Manna, for medicine, for bowls, canoes, spears, shields, art, music, etc.

Calendula

Calendula

Calendula are native to southwestern Asia, the name Calendula is a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning "little calendar", "little clock". In historic times calendula was more often used for magical purposes than medicinal ones. Calendula flowers are sacred flowers in India and have been used to decorate the statues of Hindu deities since early times. Calendula has been a symbol of sunshine and fire for many centuries.

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dianthus or Carnation are native to Europe and Asia. They have a spicy, clove like scent. In many cultures Dianthus is the official flower of Mother's Day. The name dianthus comes from the Greek dios (god) and anthos (flower) and are considered by many to be the flower of the gods. Dianthus signifies admiration, capriciousness, affection, passion and gratitude.

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria

Alstroemeria are originally from South America and can grow up to five feet tall. They can have a vase life of two weeks and are associated with our willingness to help one another through the ups and downs we face in our lives. They symbolize fidelity, friendship, robustness, and love.

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