The purple flower is, by all standards, a royal flower – first by colour, and second by shape. Their colourful bloom announce a majestic presence, even a king or a queen.
Purple lily basic information
There are some 80 lily species out there, which are categorized by colour, shape, scent, size, etc – but if you ask me, purple ones are just special. As I said, they are a symbol of royalty. The lily alone, regardless of colour, symbolizes purity, innocence and distinction – add in the purple, and you’ll start to understand why these plants are among the most chic choices.
You can’t really afford to not know anything about flower meanings. Everyone knows for example that red is love and passion, white is innocence, but why not go a little more into the subtleties of the meanings? Purple lilies really shouldn’t be used for any event – it would be actually quite inappropriate to give them at a casual event, or at one with friends and family – except if your friends are royalty; they should be saved for the really special occasions, the ones where typical choices just won’t cut it.
Purple calla lilies
A special mention worth giving is about purple calla lilies. Purple calla lilies are a species native to South America, and they are absolutely spectacular; the name itself is suggestive: “calla”, in Greek, means beautiful.
However, the name is also a trap. Purple calla lilies are actually not callas, nor are they lilies, so just something worth mentioning.
Purple lily bouquets
Giving a purple lily to someone is definitely remarkable, but if you want to go the extra mile, go for a bouquet! A simple bouquet will go a long way, not only in terms of aspect, but also the scent… is just out of this world, fabulously cascading from the bouquet. Wrap them with a bride, or even better – a silk bow, and it will look ravishing in any hands.
You can go for a simple bouquet, or mix it with other flowers – especially white flowers. The contrast is just stunning, without losing anything from the meanings – on the contrary, it adds a more subtle respect to the theme.
Caring for purple lilies
Why buy flowers, when you can bring the beauty inside your garden – or even your home.
The good time to plant them is in the spring or in the mid autumn. You should be sure to use organic material in the soil, and fertilize in the spring. You should be sure to plant them in a sunny, drained environment.
Extremely important! Be sure to keep your purple lilies away from cats, as they are poisonous to them; and if your cat is anything like mine, then it is a little tempted to eat a little bit of everything.
So, there you have it – a symbol of majesty, royalty, and sophistication. Not your average flower, on the contrary: a special flower, only for a special person.