Feature Flower Friday: Daylilies

Posted on July 15 2016

Feature Flower Friday: Daylilies

Hi there all of you Garden of Eden Flower Shop (and chocolates and gifts) fans! We’d like to welcome you all to our latest Feature Flower Friday!

 

Each week, we will be featuring a different type of flower, the meaning behind them and the reasons you would give or present them to someone This week, we’re covering the Daylily.  Enjoy!

 

The daylily is a star-shaped flower that comes in a variety of different colors and hues.  It comes full bloom in the summer, but will wilt during the night.  This being said, the daylily needs a large amount of sunlight in its day to stay alive and healthy.

Despite its pickiness for sunlight, the daylily has several meanings and symbols attached to it.  First and foremost, the daylily is prominent in Greek mythology, as Zeus and his wife Hera created the daylilies.  The scientific name for the daylily is "Hemerocallis ", which is in direct homage to Hera. In Victorian times, the daylily represents flirtatious behavior.  

So, if you plan to swoon a woman (or a man), then perhaps a few daylilies would be a great addition to your romantic arsenal. Also, the daylily has a prominent part in Chinese culture.  In China, the daylily is associated with forgetfulness and loss of memory, or in some situations, they symbolize "forgetting worries."  

They are often gifted when someone is having a little bit of a rough patch, so that they can overcome and move on.  In addition, there is the superstition that pregnant women in China who wear a daylily, either in their hair or in their girdle, will give birth to a baby boy.  Believe it or not, this has been a long standing tradition.

While we cannot guarantee the gender of your baby, we can guarantee that a few daylilies will look amazing in your next arrangement from us.  To order, simply give us a call and specify what you would like; we would be more than happy to oblige.

Have a great weekend, Garden of Eden fans!

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