Alluring, captivating, and surrounded by an air of mystique as this once rare and exotic flower was highly sought after and coveted throughout history, the orchid remains a majestic flower full of grandeur and mystery. A luxurious "living" gift rooted in rich symbolism and meaning, orchids are an excellent choice for any occasion.
Orchidaceae (the Orchid Family)
Orchids are part of a diverse family of botanical flowering plants with thousands of species and varieties. They are one of the oldest flowering plants and are found all over the world. All orchids have three petals, three sepals (which often look like petals), and a column. They also have a protruding lip (labellum) which acts as a landing pad for pollinating insects. The unique symmetrical nature of an orchid's blossom makes it easily distinguishable from other flowering plants. (Each flower can be divided in half to make two equal parts.)
Orchid Flower Meaning & Symbolism
It's no wonder a flower with perfect symmetry and an elegant sculptural beauty would be imbued with a variety of culturally significant meanings. Traditionally, orchids are associated with fertility, love, elegance, and luxury.
Orchid Color Symbolism
Besides the orchid's general symbolism, they also carry meanings based on their color, which has its own symbolic significance.
There is an orchid for every occasion. With a great variety of styles and colors, show your loved ones how thoughtful and insightful you are by selecting the right orchid for the right occasion. From wedding gift to birthday gift, Mother's Day, anniversaries, congratulations, or just because, a magnificent and elegant orchid hits the mark every time.