Parades, leprechauns, corned beef and cabbage, shamrocks and all things green are all part of the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day. Celebrated on March 17 it was originally a religious feast day for St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Today, the holiday has evolved as a cultural celebration for the Irish and the Irish-at-heart. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by giving flowers to friends, family and to that someone special.
When choosing flowers to send or give for St. Patrick’s Day, consider traditional favorites, exotics and blooms that pop with bright color.
A symbol of Ireland, include shamrocks in a St. Patrick’s Day bouquet to share your appreciation for the culture and holiday. The shamrock symbolizing Spring’s rebirth was once considered a sacred plant in Ireland.
Bells of Ireland
Mildly fragrant, Bells of Ireland have gorgeous, yellow-green blooms that can be used alongside white and yellow flowers to create a spectacular arrangement. Bells of Ireland also can be dried or used as a foliage plant in an arrangement, adding height and dimension to the overall visual impact.
Consider sending someone special a bouquet of cheerful yellow daffodils tied with green ribbon or even a shamrock print ribbon. One of Spring’s most popular flowers, and ideal for any cut-flower arrangement, daffodils also are an Irish favorite.
Yellow and white roses
Roses actually are native to Ireland and both yellow and white roses grouped with greenery make for a stunning St. Patrick’s Day floral arrangement. Florists such as Blossom Flower Shop offer special arrangements set in a vase and finished with a decorative ribbon.
A delicate, unique flower, the green cymbidium orchid has a pale lime-green color. Each bloom featured five points and multiple large blooms per stem. The cymbidium orchid represents beauty and love and pairs perfectly with white and green hydrangeas or stands alone to create simple, yet beautiful statement.
A long-time favorite, a dozen (or more) green carnations make a stand-out St. Patrick’s Day gift for anyone. Take it one step further and consider sending a single green carnation corsage along with the bouquet, this way that special someone will have something “green” to wear and can avoid being pinched (the punishment on the March 17 holiday for not wearing green.)
White, yellow or green-dyed daisies
Daisies simply are a cheerful flower, a symbol of Spring and are perfect for sharing the joy of St. Patrick’s Day. Regular daisies not your thing? Consider Gerbera daisies, a pretty flower with large blooms and sturdy stem. In the language of flowers, the daisy can mean innocence or I share your sentiment.