Lilies – Language of Flowers

Have you received a lily bouquet and wonder what’s the meaning behind these beautiful fragrant flowers?

In ancient Greece, they believed lilies are associated with birth and motherhood as they thought the flower was created from the breast milk of Goddess Hera. That’s not the only meaning of lilies, Greeks have surprisingly associated it with masculinity too. It was a symbol of sexuality and eroticism.

Did you know in the old days lilies were used to indicate the sex of the unborn child?

The process was simple but required that the expectant mum doesn’t know about this symbolism. The pregnant lady is handed a lily in one hand and a rose in other hands. She has to pick one. If she would choose a rose, the baby would be a girl and if she chose lily, it would be a boy (that’s a reference to the masculinity symbolism of lilies).

When to give lilies?

Lilies are considered appropriate flowers to present during weddings because they are symbols of partnership and long lasting relationships.

They are also appropriate as gifts for new mothers and brides-to-be; share the symbolism of these beautiful blossoms with them, and watch their faces light up with delight.

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Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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