Flowers by Region

Articles containing suggestions to send flowers to countries around the world for various occasions.

The Enchanting Kōwhai flower: The National Flower of New Zealand

An oasis where lush green landscapes meet bright blue waters, lies a land of astonishing beauty and cultural richness. New Zealand, often referred to as Aotearoa in the indigenous Māori language, is a land where nature’s wonders seamlessly intertwine with the traditions of its people. Among the many treasures that adorn this nation, none are as captivating as the vibrant kōwhai flower. 

As the national flower of New Zealand, this bloom holds a special place in the hearts of these countrymen. In this blog post, we will explore the enchanting world of the Kōwhai flower. Join us as we delve into the profound significance it carries within New Zealand’s heritage. 

Kōwhai flower: Tui native bird in kōwhai tree.

The Lotus: The National Flower of India

The national flower of India, lotus is a sacred and worship-worthy in different religious groups across various regions for time immemorial. Held in high esteem as the symbol of enlightenment and new beginnings, the lotus blossoms out of the muddiest waters yet embodies such purity and beauty – the complete opposite of the environment in which it thrives. Often mistaken for water lilies, lotuses have different structures and only come in hues of pink and white, while lilies come in an abundance of shades. According to some reports, like animals, lotuses can control their temperatures and exist almost independently of their surroundings. It’s no wonder why they’re so characteristically mystical!

Did you know that lotus tattoos are popular amongst people who’ve traveled down life’s darkest tunnels and finally saw the light? These gorgeous flowers don’t only flatter valley beds and look amazing in vases but also represent reemergence. Revered for their resilience and beauty, lotuses remind us that even when surrounded by gloom, the sparks of hope in us can reignite and awaken our light. In this blog, we briefly touch on the history of India and the lotus, highlight some modern-day uses of this beautifully mystical flower, and throw in some DIY flower tips. Keen? Keep scrolling!

National Flower of India: Pink lotus flower in the hands of Buddha statue.

The Mimosa: An International Women’s Day Flower

Just about everyone has heard of the Mimosa cocktail. A delicious combination of champagne and orange juice that goes perfectly with a mid-morning brunch, but did you know there is also a Mimosa flower? 

I didn’t.

The mimosa cocktail was named after the colors of the mimosa flowers. With their fluffy yellow blooms, Mimosas have been compared to rays of sunshine. They are also the symbol of International Women’s Day. If you’re as curious as I was, read on to understand more about these fascinating flowers.

A Beautiful wicker basket of Mimosa Flowers tied in a yellow bow on a woodgrain background

National Flowers of Moldova – Basil & Dog Rose

When you hear the word “Moldova” what comes to mind? While you may not be familiar with this incredible and exciting country, we highly recommend checking it out and adding it to your travel bucket list. A small country in the heart of Europe that is often overlooked, Moldova’s history can be followed all the way back to the 1350s where it was formerly known as “Bessarabia”, an important piece in the Romanian principality of Moldovia all the way up until 1812! 

It wasn’t until 1991 that this small country was finally granted independence as the Republic of Moldova. Despite dealing with certain historical tragedies, it is now a gorgeous country with its government and citizens working hard to beautify it even more so. Moldova boasts hiking trails with breathtaking views, comforting food in charming cafes, and miles of gorgeous flower fields in the summertime. This leads us to the topic at hand; the national flowers of Moldova; the Basil and Dog Rose. 

National Flowers of Moldova: View of the Triumphal Arch in Chisinau - Moldova

Secret Life of Flowers – Illuminating Irises

Irises are exotic flowers that bloom in late spring, a show-off in many gardens, with their vivid purple blooms and tall stems. Along with the tulips and daffodils, the iris has become synonymous with spring. It can be found in just about every part of the world, growing naturally and in farms. But where did this extravagant bloom originate? Read on to learn more about this sensational, hardy plant.
Secret Life of Flowers – Illuminating Irises. Beautiful Blue Iris on a greenery background

Feria de Las Flores: Festival Of the Flowers in Colombia

If in your mind Colombian city of Medellín is strongly associated with infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, it’s time to crush the old stereotype. These days, it’s the flowers in Colombia that they’re more famous for, and the transformation is truly remarkable. The second largest flower supplier in the world, Medellín  is home to the largest international flower festival in the world. It’s called Feria de las Flores, or in English, the Festival of the Flowers.

In the beginning of August, when the “city of eternal spring” Medellín blooms in all its splendor and the streets are flooded with flowers in Colombia, it is the beginning of the famous 10-day festival. Feria de las Flores celebrates not only the country’s floral heritage, but also the country’s diversity.

Festival Of the Flowers in Medellin, Colombia

Hanami Traditions – A Look At Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan

The Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan is one of the most popular celebrations that attract nature lovers to the land of the rising sun from all over the world. Annually thousands of tourists head to Japan during spring time to enjoy one of Mother Nature’s finest displays – beautiful blooming sakuras (cherry blossoms). An iconic symbol of the country, cherry blossoms play a significant role in Japanese culture, from traditional literature and art, to music and anime.

Sakura tree Hanami festival in Japan

The Best Flowers to Send to UAE

United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a rich land full of a whole mesh of cultures, food, spices, clothes, and yes flowers. Traditionally the heat was a huge deterrent to a lot of plants. However with greenhouses, a little extra TLC, and some gardening magic many plants are able to thrive in the area. This has made flower bouquets a particularly special gift to give someone because of the time, effort, and care that o into making sure the blooms are perfect.

So what flowers should you send? The most popular bouquets to UAE really depend on who you are sending the flowers to and why. To help we’ve listed some of the most popular flowers below, along with their meanings and suggestions on just who you should send them to.

Flower Basket

Symbolic Flower Meanings in China

China is one of the most flower loving countries in the world. Its five-thousand-year-long history is infused with floral customs. Flowers are also a popular theme in traditional Chinese art and poetry. Most ancient paintings center around national favorites like plum blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemum, azaleas, and orchids. Although China doesn’t have one single National Flower, the pretty blooming plants have a privileged position in Chinese culture each carrying its own symbolism. Here’s your guide to the most popular flower meanings in China.

China's national favorite flowers are plum blossoms, peonies, chrysanthemum, azaleas, and orchids

Flower Traditions in Mexico: Mexico’s Most Popular Flowers

People in Mexico enjoy a kaleidoscope of vibrant colors from beautiful blooming plants that grow there year-round. Local people seem unable to exist without flowers in their everyday lives. Home gardens, markets, shrines and altars blaze with colorful bouquets and smothered in blossoms during holidays. There are usually bouquets and flower pots in every Mexican home, any time of the year. Flowers are among the best gifts to send to Mexico (coming close only to tequila). Here is our guide to Mexico’s most popular flowers and when you should send them.

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