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 feature a different type of flower, the meaning behind them and the reasons you would give or present them to someone. Today, we're talking all about Gladiolus. Enjoy: So, you may consider the name Gladiolus slightly odd in the flower world. Actually, their tall, striking blooms remind some of a sword. In addition to their official name, they're also known as sword or corn lilies. The Mediterranean and British versions of these flowers were often used for medicinal purposes. Today, however, the gladiolus is primarily used as a decorative flowers as part of a bouquet. You can also chose from a variety of sizes, colors and patterns to compliment any bouquet available. While traditionally you may send a card to accompany a bouquet you are sending someone, with a gladiolus, this doesn't have to necessarily be the case. These flowers express faithfulness, moral integrity, strength of character and remembrance. The symbolic meaning of its name is also said to "pierce the heart" of its recipient, additionally conveying infatuation. When it's time to convey one of these thoughts or ideals to someone, we invite you to stop by one of our three south Jersey location and include the gladiolus in your bouquet.