The violet may be small, but it makes a lasting impression when given as a gift. This vibrant purple flower has meaning and significance across many cultures, spanning from ancient times to the present day.
Violet History and Meanings
Greek mythology is overflowing with references to the beautiful violet. Artemis’ (Diana’s) companions had pledged to stay maidens, but one was pursued relentlessly by Artemis’ brother Apollo. Legend has it that Artemis changed her into a violet plant to protect her from Apollo’s amorous advances.
Some of the symbolism associated with the violet are the virtues of modesty, humility and faithfulness in a relationship. White violets evoke candor, innocence, and purity, while purple violets indicate a delicate or modest new love just starting. Pink violets signify hope and promise in a new relationship.
If violets appear in your dreams, this could mean good luck is coming your way; it can also mean your future partner will be younger in age than you. Violets in dreams can also indicate an ending, but also remembrance, hope and resurrection.
The Violet Today
In the U.S., the violet is the state flower for four states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Rhode Island and New Jersey. Not surprisingly, violet is also the flower for the country of Greece, with such a significant connection to its mythology. Violet is also the birth flower for the month of February.
When it comes to flowering plants, the African violet is one of the most popular and beloved floral gifts given in the U.S. African violets require minimal care; just enough water to moisten the soil is usually enough, and it does well in low to moderate sunlight. An African Violet Basket combines different color violets for a truly memorable effect.
The Versatile Violet
The violet also blends well with other flowers, especially other bright blooms. Lilies, tulips, daisies and roses are just some of the flowers that look beautiful along with the violet. Consider a spring or summer arrangement with violets and other brilliant blooms to dazzle and delight your recipient.
Whether you know someone with a February birthday or just want to send an understated, elegant gift, the gem-like violet is a classy way to show you care. Violets come in a variety of colors, so there’s sure to be an arrangement that’s perfect for the occasion. Contact Rose Hill Flowers if you have questions, or to place your order today.