The birth flower of August is no shrinking violet. In fact, the gladiolus is one of the most bold floral statements you can make.
Its appearance is impressive – tall, graceful stalks of floral blooms tower above the other flowers in a bouquet. Its symbolism is admirable – derived from the Latin word ‘gladius’ meaning ‘little sword’, the flower represents the strong integrity and moral character of a gladiator. Its flowers are vibrant, abundant and display a myriad of colors and patterns. Overall, the gladiolus is a flower you can send confidently, knowing that the arrangement has deep significance rooted in admiration.
An alternative translation for the meaning of the gladiolus evokes a different kind of admiration. The romantic poets and artists of the Victorian Era believed that sending a gladiolus bloom could pierce the heart of the recipient. If you had fallen in love at first sight, or were experiencing infatuation – the best thing that you could do was to give a gladiolus in order to compel the object of your affection to return the emotion.
When creating a floral arrangement utilizing gladiolus – for an August birthday or any other occasion – you will find that you can partner these flowers beautifully with roses, lilies, daisies, snapdragons and more. Come by Blossom Flower Shops – In Yonkers and White Plains and let us inspire you with ideas. No matter your choice, the gladiolus is a stunning backdrop for any arrangement.