Flower Varieties

Our most popular flowers and greens are pictured below. Please email us for current price lists.

*Please note, some varieties may be seasonal. Most of the flowers we sell are sold in bunches or per stem.

Questions? Please email us with your inquiries. *Certain Varieties are available by Special Order only. Please contact us for more information.

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Agapanthus

Meaning: 

The name Agapanthus comes from the Greek agap, meaning love, and anthos, meaning flower, translating broadly as the flower of love.

Agapanthus is also commonly known as the Lily of the Nile, African Blue Lily, and African Lily. The genus, Agapanthus includes about 10 species. Agapanthus flowers bloom in large, round clusters or umbels of blue, white or violet-blue. The funnel shaped Agapanthus flowers grow at the end of a thick 2 to 4 foot tall stem. The Agapanthus clusters measure about 6 to 8 inches across.

 

 

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Alstromeria

Meaning: Devotion

  • Alstroemeria flowers bloom during late spring or early summer.
  • Alstroemeria come in orange, pink, rose, purple, red, yellow, white or salmon colors.
  • Alstroemeria is named after the Swedish botanist Klas von Alstroemer, who was a pupil of the great botanical classifier Linnaeus.
  • The genus Alstroemeria consists of about 50 species.
  • Most modern hybrid Alstroemeria plants are propagated in a laboratory.
  • Many hybrids and about 190 cultivars of Alstroemeria have been developed, with different markings and colors, ranging from white, golden yellow, orange; to apricot, pink, red, purple and lavender.
  • Alstroemeria flowers have no fragrance.
  • Alstroemeria flowers have a vase life of about two weeks.
  • Not all Alstroemeria have striped petals.
  • Alstroemeria stops producing flowers if they get too hot.
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Popular during Christmas time.

Amaryllis

Meaning: Splendid Beauty & Pride

Ornamental plants of Amaryllidaceae family are mistakenly called lilies. Amaryllidaceae species can be distinguished from members of the lily family (Liliaceae) by the anatomical placement of the ovary. Amaryllidaceae species are considered more advanced in evolution than the lilies. Sometimes the amaryllis family is included in the Liliaceae.

Amaryllis is cultivated for its beautiful and colorful flowers. The Amaryllis flower stem is erect, 5-60 cm tall, 1-3 cm in diameter, and hollow. The Amaryllis stem bears 2-5 large flowers at the apex, each flower 10-20 cm broad, with six brightly colored tepals (three outer sepals, three inner petals, with similar appearance to each other). A stunning amaryllis flower has dark red markings or different colors appearing on the stalks. Common size bulbs often produce two 20-22 inches stems. Huge Amaryllis flowers up to 6 inches across will also appear.

Facts about Amaryllis

  • Amaryllis is a perennial flowering plant.
  • Amaryllis bulbs are 3-11 cm in diameter, and produce 3-7 long-lasting leaves of 10-60 cm long and 1-5 cm broad.
  • Amaryllis has narrow, flat leaves and with lily-like flowers borne on separate, leafless stalks.
  • Amaryllises are widely distributed throughout the world, especially in the flatlands of the tropics and subtropics.
  • The Amaryllis hybrids are known as Hippeastrum.
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Anthurium

Meaning: hospitality

The heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums is really a spathe or a waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow. The anthurium flowers appear as a roughness on the spadix as compared to a smooth spadix. Most common colors of anthuriums are red, green pink, orange, white and varietal shades of the combinations.

In Greek, the name Anthurium means tail flower. The plant's stem lengths may grow to a height of 15-20 inches depending on the size of the spathe, i.e., the bigger the spathe, the longer the stem. Its leaves are usually simple, large, attractively colored and borne on long stalks. The flowering stalk is slender, ending in a fleshy column crowded with many unisexual flowers. They have leafy bracts which may be white, yellow, red, pink, orange or green.

Being popular foliage plants, Anthuriums are grown for their attractive flowering bracts which are popular with the cut flower trade.

All parts of the anthurium plant, are poisonous. If ingested, may cause mild stomach disorders. The anthurium plant's sap can cause skin irritation.

 

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Popular wedding flower.

Anenome

Meaning: Expectation

Facts About Anemones

  • The name Anemone comes from Greek and roughly means wind flower, which signifies that the wind that blows the petal open will also, eventually, blow the dead petals away.
  • The Anemone plants are perennial herbs with an underground rootstock, and radical, more or less deeply cut leaves.
  • The elongated flower stem bears one or several, white, red, blue or rarely yellow flowers. There is an involucre of three leaflets below each flower.
  • The fruits often bear long hairy styles, which aid their distribution by the wind. They produce cup-shaped yellowish, white, purple, violet, or red Anemone flowers.
  • Among the most popular are the autumn-flowering Japanese Anemone(Anemone hupehensis).
  • Yellow wood anemone (Anemone ranunculoides), also known as theButtercup Anemone, is a similar plant with slightly smaller flowers of rich yellow colouring.
  • In medicine, Anemone is used as a treatment for cramps, menstrual problems and emotional distress.
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Popular wedding flower.

Apple & Orange Blossom

Meaning: Temptation, or hope and good fortune

More than 100 varieties of apple are grown commercially in the United States and more than 7,500 varieties are grown worldwide. Delicately colored blossoms are among the most distinctive features of the apple tree, and their springtime beauty has made them a treasured emblem of apple-producing areas.

The apple blossom is a typical angiosperm flower, with petals surrounding multiple pollen-producing structures called stamens, the male reproductive organs of the flower, which are crowned with sticky pollen-collecting stigma. When fertilized by pollen, the female ovary at the base of the flower enlarges and becomes the fruit. Most apple blossom petals are are pink when the flower first blooms, and they fade to white as the season progresses.

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Baby's Breath - Gypsophila

Meaning: Innocence

 

Florists often cultivate this plant for its uses in arrangements. There are many reasons it is used to create bouquets or center pieces. It is rarely used as the focal point in any vases or arrangements.

The most common use is as a filler for any bouquet or gift basket. This is because the delicate blossoms spread and fill in bare spots. It allows the other flowers to stand out more as it appears subtle.

This is common for table arrangements as it can fill in empty areas. Examples may include one or two large blooms surrounded by gypsophila. The flowers may also be placed around candles or other centerpieces.

Another popular use is to dry flowers for use in dried arrangements. These last a long time without losing color or becoming too brittle. This makes baby's breath a versatile plant for florists and gardeners.

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Bells of Ireland - Molucella

Meaning: Symbol of Good Luck

The Bells of Ireland flower are also known as the Carolus Linnaeus. This is a flower that is actually not from Ireland and it comes from the Caucasus region, Syria, and Turkey. They are actually a flower that is part of the mint family and they have an aroma to them that a lot of people really can't describe.

 Whether molucella is actually a flower or variety of foliage is often open to debate. In fact, molucella is a member of the mint family and has a unique perfume all of its own. Bells of Ireland originally came from Syria and the eastern Mediterranean; a hardy annual with flowers that never fail to impress, blooms which are the most exquisite shade of lime green. 
  
 The so-called "bells" - more correctly known as the calyx - can be found along the length of the stem, which often reaches a height of 2ft, possibly more. Each of the bells conceals the flowers protection mechanism; a series of small, white spikes which are surprisingly sharp. Care should therefore be taken when handling molucella. 

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Bird of Paradise

Meaning: Joyfulness

Birds of Paradise, also known as Crane flowers is one of the most beautiful exotic flowers. Birds of Paradise are native to South Africa. Birds of Paradise generally bloom year-round in Hawaii.

The flowers of the Birds of Paradise resemble a brightly colored bird in flight and so the name Birds of Paradise.

The popular Birds-of-Paradise plant bears a unique flower that resembles a brightly colored bird in flight, giving it the common name, Bird of Paradise. The Birds-of-Paradise flowers make any arrangement spectacular. 

The Birds of Paradise foliage resembles small banana leaves with long petioles. The leaves on the Birds of Paradise plant are arranged strictly in two ranks to form a fan-like crown of evergreen foliage, thick, waxy, and glossy green, making it a very attractive ornamental plant.

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Calla Lily

Meaning: Magnificent Beauty

Calla lilies are one of the most beautiful flowers with a unique flower form. Calla lilies come in a wide array of colors with white being the most common. They also come in shades of green, pink, purple, yellow and orange.

Callas are also known by such other common names, arum lily, trumpet lily, Pig lily, or Mini Calla Lily. Calla lilies are native to Southern Africa.

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Camellia

Meaning: Perfect Loveliness, Gratitude

 

The camellia flower symbolizes young sons and daughters. Japan – In Japan the camellia flower is called “Tsubaki” and symbolizes the divine. It is often used in religious and sacred ceremonies. It also represents the coming of spring. Korea – In Korea the camellias flowers is a symbol of faithfulness and longevity.

 

  • China– The camellia flower is highly regarded in China and is even considered the national flower of southern China.  The camellia flower symbolizes young sons and daughters.
  • Japan – In Japan the camellia flower is called “Tsubaki” and symbolizes the divine. It is often used in religious and sacred ceremonies. It also represents the coming of spring.
  • Korea – In Korea the camellias flowers is a symbol of faithfulness and longevity. They have been part of traditional Korean wedding ceremonies since 1200 B.C.
  • Victorian England – In Victorian England the camellia bloom sent the secret message that the recipient was adorable.
  • United States – The camellia flower is the state flower for Alabama and typically represents southern beauty.

 

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Carnation - Dianthus

Meaning: Pure Deep Love

Carnations are also commonly referred to by their scientific name, "Dianthus", the name given by the Greek botanist Theopharastus. Carnations got the name Dianthus from two Greek Words - "dios", referring to the god Zeus, and "anthos", meaning flower. Carnations are thus known as the "The Flowers of God".

  • Carnations express love, fascination and distinction.
  • Carnations are native to Eurasia.
  • Historically, Carnations are known to have been used for the first time by Greeks and Romans in garlands.
  • Carnations are exotic to Australia but have been grown commercially as a flower crop since 1954.
  • Carnation blooms last a long time even after they are cut.
  • Carnation flowers have become symbolic of mother's love and also of Mother's Day. 

Most Common Carnation Varieties

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Specialty Carnations - Special Order Only.

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Mini Carnation Varieties

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Dianthus Sparkz

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Chrysanthemum

Meaning: Wealth, abundance, and truth

The Chrysanthemum flowers bloom in various forms, and can be daisy-like, decorative, pompons or buttons. Chrysanthemum blooms come in a huge variety of shapes and sizes and in a wide range of colors. In addition to the traditional yellow, other popular colors are white, purple, green, yellow, red & bi-colors

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daffodil

Meaning: Regard

Daffodils, the flowers symbolizing friendship, are some of the most popular flowers exclusively due to their unmatched beauty. Daffodils belong to the genus Narcissus. Daffodil flowers have a trumpet-shaped structure set against a star-shaped background.

Often the trumpet is in a contrasting color from the background. The name Daffodils includes the cluster-flowered yellow Jonquils and the White Narcissi, as well as the include as the more common trumpet shaped flowers (right), members of the genus Narcissus.

 

  • The garden Daffodil's ancestors come from the states around the Mediterranean Sea, such as Spain and Portugal and the Middle East, such as Turkey. The earliest record mentioned about Daffodils was around two or three hundred years B.C.
  • Grown extensively by the ancient Greeks and the Romans, Daffodils nevertheless became a forgotten flower until about 1600 and even in 1860, there were fewer than 350 cultivated hybrids.
  • Around 1629, a group of Englishmen took the Daffodil out of the weeds and put it into the garden. Daffodils were in favor again.
  • During the days of the American experience and the expansion west, Daffodils were well established as a "must have" in the garden.
  • Daffodils were brought to Britain by the Romans who thought that the sap from Daffodils had healing powers. Actually the sap contains crystals that can irritate the skin.
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Daisy 

Meaning: Innocence & Purity

Daisies are simple yet sophisticated and are some of the most beautiful flowers in the floral world. Daisies convey cheer and exuberance in spades. Not surprisingly, daisies are popular both for gifting and growing in gardens.

 

  • A Daisy is a perennial whose evergreen leaves form a basal tuft or a rosette.
  • Daisy flower plant has a prostrate fashion or a growing habit of spreading.
  • Daisies can be propagated by division in spring or through sowing seeds in spring or late autumn.
  • English Daisy is a serious weed in the northwest United States.
  • The Daisy flowers open at dawn and are visited by many small insects.
  • Daisies are used by children to make daisy chains.
  • The Daisy's leaves are edible and can be used in salads **not recommended unless organic.

 

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Gerbera Daisies

Meaning: Share your feelings

  • A Daisy is a perennial whose evergreen leaves form a basal tuft or a rosette.
  • Daisy flower plant has a prostrate fashion or a growing habit of spreading.
  • Daisies can be propagated by division in spring or through sowing seeds in spring or late autumn.
  • English Daisy is a serious weed in the northwest United States.
  • The Daisy flowers open at dawn and are visited by many small insects.
  • Daisies are used by children to make daisy chains.
  • The Daisy's leaves are edible and can be used in salads if grown organically.

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Gerbera Natural, Left Column. |    Gerbera Tinted, Right Column.

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Freesia

Meaning: Innocence and Thoughtfulness

Freesia Flowers are one of the most fragrant flowers. 

  • Freesia bloom was named by Dr. Freese (1785-1876) , a native of Kiel, Germany.
  • The flowers come in a great variety of colors - white, golden yellow, orange, red, pink, mauve, lavender, purple and bi-colors.
  • Freesia perfume has a light, sweet, soap-like floral scent - trendy in soaps, lotions and so forth.
  • Freesia flower bouquets are also used for gifting for many special occasions. Freesia flowers are symbolic of innocence.
  • Freesia are used in perfume, scented oils and baths products and other related industries.
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Gardenia

Meaning:  Purity and Sweetness

Gardenias are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania. Gardenias are very fragrant creamy-white flowers with glossy, dark-green leaves.

  • Gardenias are grown for their beautiful foliage and they make great cut flowers.
  • Gardenias flowers from about mid-spring to mid-summer, i.e., May through July
  • Many of the gardenia species are strongly scented.
  • The genus Gardenia is named after Alexander Garden, a physician in Charleston of South Carolina.
  • In France, Gardenia is the traditional flower which men wear as boutonnieres.
  • The most popular cultivated species is the Cape jasmine, native to China.
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Pink Ginger

Ginger 

Meaning: Diversity, tolerance and wealth

Ginger flowers can grow to impressive sizes. They almost look like green spears tipped with flaming pine cones. They are often used to produce stunning flower arrangements. Their deep pink, white and red colors can also symbolize a burning passion and romantic love.

 

Pink Torch Ginger

Pink Torch Ginger

Red Torch Ginger

Red Torch Ginger

Beehive - Zingerberg

Beehive - Zingerberg

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Jasmine

Meaning: Amiability or Grace and Elegance

Jasmine is a popular flower associated with love and romance. Its showy white blooms and heavenly fragrance are ideal for moon gardens where lovers spend time whispering sweet nothings under the stars. As a cut flower, it fills the home with a relaxing scent perfect for drifting off to sleep. Some gardeners prefer to plant jasmine outside the bedroom window to allow its fragrance to drift in on the night air.

 

 

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King Protea

Meaning: Change and Transformation

Protea is the name of a genus of flowering plants. Protea is the botanical name as well as the English name of the genus. Proteas first captured the attention of botanists during the Europeans' exploration of South Africa in the 17th Century. Protea belongs to the larger family of Proteaceae that is supposed to have existed in the ancient landmass of Gondwanaland.

  • Although there are members of the family proteacea in both South Africa and Australia, there is no particular genus that is seen in both the regions.
  • In the United States, they are commercially grown in San Diego and Santa Barbara in California and Hawaii.
  • This genus was named by Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, in 1735. It was named after Proteus, a Greek god.
  • Beautiful flower arrangements can be made using protea.
Many different varieties of protea - Minks, Bottle Brush, Pincushions, Protea Foliage

Many different varieties of protea - Minks, Bottle Brush, Pincushions, Protea Foliage

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Lily

Meaning: Purity

Globally, Lilies rank fourth among flowers in popularity. 

White lily = modesty and virginity

Orange lily = passion

Yellow lily = gaiety

Lily of the valley = sweetness and purity of heart

Easter lily = symbol of Virgin Mary

Due to its regal beauty and the variety in color and type that can symbolize a variety of meanings, Lilies are also popular flowers for gifting purposes. Among the flower bouquets of lilies, stargazer and cassablanca lily bouquets are the most sought after floral bouquets. Besides bouquets, lily bulbs as well as potted lily plants are also popular gifts.

 

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Orchid

Meaning: Rare Beauty

 

You might be surprised to realize that this delicate flower that comes in such different looks belongs to the largest plant families in the world, with more than 30,000 species of orchid in over 800 genera.

Cymbidium

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Dendrobium Orchid Varieties

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Phalaenopsis

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Peony

Meaning: Bashfulness

The Chinese call Peonies the King of flowers or the Flower Fairy. Peonies were named in honor of Paeon, the physician of the gods.

Peonies are herbaceous perennials. There are 30 species of Peonies, but some are woody shrubs.Peonies produce large, often fragrant flowers. Blooming in late Spring and early summer, Peonies come in shades of red to white or yellow. Peonies are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America.

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Rannunculus

Meaning: Radiant Charm

Brilliantly colored flowers are ranunculus' chief attraction, and they are indeed special. They most often come in multiple layers of delicate, crepe paper--thin petals, looking like an origami masterwork. Ranunculus (R. asiaticus) excel in southern and western gardens, and make terrific container plants everywhere. They also make long-lasting cut flowers. 

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Rose 

Meaning: Passion & Love

Roses for the longest time have enjoyed the honor of being the most popular flowers in the world. The reason for popularity of the rose flower may be its wide variety in terms of color, size, fragrance and other attributes. Cut Roses come in standard, spray and garden. 

  • The birthplace of the cultivated Rose was probably Northern Persia, on the Caspian, or Faristan on the Gulf of Persia.
  • Historically, the oldest Rose fossils have been found in Colorado, dating back to more than 35 million years ago.
  • Roses were considered the most sacred flowers in ancient Egypt and were used as offerings for the Goddess Isis. Roses have also been found in Egyptian tombs, where they were formed into funeral wreaths.
  • Confucius, 551 BC to 479 BC, reported that the Imperial Chinese library had many books on Roses.
  • Ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia (in the Tigris-Euphrates River Valley) mentioned Roses in a cuneiform tablet (a system of writing) written in approximately 2860 BC.
  • The English were already cultivating and hybridizing Roses in the 15th Century when the English War of Roses took place. The winner of the war, Tudor Henry VII, created the Rose of England (Tudor Rose) by crossbreeding other Roses.
  • While no Black Rose yet exists, there are some of such a deep Red color as to suggest Black.
  • Roses are universal and grown across the world.
  • The Netherlands is the world's leading exporter of Roses.

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Hawaiian Foliages

Ti Leaf - Meaning: Good luck, Life

From ancient Hawaii up to this day the leaves of the Hawaiian Ti plant have been used for spiritual protection, purification and healing. Ti Leaves are sacred to Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility and Laka, the goddess of Hula.
In ancient Hawaii Ti Leaves symbolized high rank and divine powers. Only the Ali’i (royalty) and Kahunas (high priests) were allowed to wear Ti leaves during their ceremonial rituals to ward off evil spirits and invoke the blessings of the gods.

In Hawaii Ti Leaves were and are still also used for many practical purposes, like wrapping food, making hula skirts and weaving leis.
Many people in Hawaii plant a Ti Leaf plant on each corner of their house for protection, purification, blessings, and good luck.
Carrying a piece of a Ti Leaf on your body is believed to provide protection from negative energies. Wearing a Ti Leaf lei brings good luck. 

 

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Tulip

Meaning: Declaration of Love

Tulips are very popular to an extent that during the 17th century, most of Europe particularly Holland, was gripped in a craze for Tulips that as a result, many had to even sell off their fortunes. It was popularly known as the Tulipomania.

 

  • There are now over 3,000 different registered varieties of cultivated Tulips.
  • Every year billions of Tulips are cultivated, a majority of which are grown and exported from Holland.
  • Historically, Europe considered Tulips as the symbol of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Tulips grow wild over a great territory in Asia Minor through Siberia to China.
  • Tulips were first cultivated and hybridized by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Tulips symbolize imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover and a declaration of love.
  • Fresh out of onions? Use your Tulip bulbs instead! Tulip bulbs are a good replacement for onions in cooking.

 

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stephanotis

Meaning: Marital Bliss

The stephanotis is a flower that probably wedding planners and brides alike know and understand. This flower is something that is generally tied to weddings and is a great flower for these uses. You will find, however, that there are other things that you can do with the stephanotis, and you just have to determine what the best uses are for you. This is a beautiful flower that has a great meaning and is something that a lot of people know and love. You will see that this flower has a meaning of happiness in marriage which makes it great for those floral wedding bouquets and arrangements.

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Sweet Pea

Meaning: Delicate Pleasure

 

It was derived from the Geek word “lathyros” which means pulse or pea. “Odoratus” on the other hand is a Latin word that means fragrant. When it comes to floral language, the sweetpea flower is associated with delicate pleasure, blissful pleasure, departure, goodbye, thank you for the lovely time and adieu.

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Queen Anne's Lace

Meaning: Sanctuary

Also called Wild Carrot (since Queen Anne's Lace is the wild progenitor of today's carrot), Bishop's Lace or Bird's Nest (for the nest-like appearance of the bright white and rounded flower in full bloom), in the language of flowersQueen Anne's Lace represents sanctuary.

Legend has it that Queen Anne, the wife of King James I, was challenged by her friends to create lace as beautiful as a flower. While making the lace, she pricked her finger, and it’s said that the purple-red flower in the center of Queen Anne’s Lace represents a droplet of her blood. Also called Wild Carrot (since Queen Anne’s Lace is the wild progenitor of today’s carrot), Bishop’s Lace or Bird’s Nest (for the nest-like appearance of the bright white and rounded flower in full bloom), in the language of flowers, Queen Anne’s Lace represents sanctuary.

Greens & Foliages

*Certain Varieties are available by Special Order only. Please contact us for more information.

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