Curious Flower Myths and Superstitions

When you send flowers UK you’re likely to make your choice of flowers and gifts based on the beauty of the bouquets, but did you know that there could be more meaning than your realise behind your choice? There are many myths and superstitions associated with different flowers, so before your arrange florist delivery London, take a look these interesting facts about flowers UK.

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It is generally considered unlucky to gift flowers in even numbers, as these are associated with funerals. In China, four is a particularly unlucky number as it is associated with the word for death. The exception to the rule is roses, where in many countries, giving a dozen roses is a sign of all-encompassing love- showing you are thinking of your lover 12 hours a day, 12 months a year. These are a great choice for Valentines flowers delivery, but of course you can arrange roses delivery London all year round.

Herbs like dill, garlic and rosemary are said to ward off evil spirits and were traditionally used in the bridal bouquet before flowers were introduced in the 19th century. Then, flowers like anenomes were often incorporated – not only because of their beauty, but because they were believed to ward off disease and bring good fortune. You can buy bunches of herbs from lots of UK florists, and a whole range of beautiful plants and flowers can be arranged for online flower delivery from Flowers24Hours.

Chamomile flowers were believed break spells and curses when sprinkled around your house and foxgloves grown in your garden protect your home- just don’t pick them, or you’ll anger the fairies! And for protection against evil spirits on-the-go, just carry a post of violets with you. Purple flowers make great flowers as gifts.

In Mexico, marigolds are sprinkled on altars and graves during the Day of the Dead celebrations and are sometimes made into a trail from the front door to a loved one’s grave so that the spirits of the dead can find their way back home again. The perfume of this bright orange flower is said to draw the spirits back to earth for their yearly reunion with the living.

Pansies was believed to have magical powers by the Celts, who used them to make love potions – what better flowers for gifts to woo a lover? The Celts also believed that the face of a pansy could reveal a loved one’s face. Shakespeare referenced the supernatural properties of the pansy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, where the fairy queen Titania fall in love with the first creature she sees after pansy juice is dropped into her eyes.

When you order flowers from United Kingdom, UK florist Flowers24Hours are a great choice as they offer cheap flower delivery and London flower delivery same day. Arrange for gift delivery UK when sending flowers to make your gift extra special.


Curious Flower Myths and Superstitions was last modified: July 16th, 2014 by Todd

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