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6 Types Of Flowers That Are Associated With Easter

Several different kinds of flowers are associated with Easter, but why? Find out below.

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1. Daffodils

Daffodils symbolize new life. When Jesus was waiting in the garden of Gethsemane before his trial and persecution, the first daffodil appeared in order to comfort him. Daffodils are known as Lenten lilies in Great Britain because they bloom during the early days of lent.

2. Tulips

Tulips are a sign of Spring because they bloom early on in the season. Tulips and other bulbs that flower in spring are associated with Easter because they come back to life at the start of the season. Many people say that closed tulip bulbs look like brightly-colored Easter eggs.

3. Daisies

Daisies are symbols of innocence, loyalty, and purity. In the 15th century, they became a symbol for infant Jesus. Legend has it that daisies sprouted from the fallen tears of Mary as she watched Jesus being crucified. Another legend says that daisies, which look like the North Star, were blooming around the stable where Jesus was born, which made it possible for the wise men to find him.

5. Hyacinth

Like tulips, hyacinth flowers bloom in early spring, just in time for Easter. They come in classic Easter colors like purple, yellow, pink, and white. In general, the hyacinth flower represents play or sport. Blue hyacinth flowers represent constancy.

6. Easter Lillies

Easter lilies are the signature Easter flower. Ironically, they do not bloom around Easter time. Rather, they carry with them a lot of religious symbolism. The bulb of the flower represents the tomb of Christ, while the flower itself symbolizes Christ’s rebirth. It is speculated that lilies grew from the ground beneath Christ as drops of blood fell as he was being crucified. Generally speaking, Easter lilies represent purity, love, and hope.

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