The small but vibrant violet exudes nuanced meaning and significance in many cultures. In particular, it is associated with the qualities of modesty, humility and being faithful. While white violets can mean candor and innocence, purple violets symbolize delicate love or a modest new love at its beginning.
Ancient Roots and Dream Meanings
In Greek mythology, one of Artemis’ companions who had sworn to stay a maiden was being pursued ruthlessly by Apollo, Artemis’ brother. According to the legend, Artemis changed the maiden into a violet so that she could be protected from his advances.
If you dream about violets, it could mean that good fortune and abundance are coming your way; they can also indicate that your future partner is going to be younger than you. However, violets in dreams can also connote endings, remembrance and resurrection.
Significance in America
In more modern times, violets have been associated with birthdays as well as various states across the U.S. The violet is the birth flower for the month of February, and it also the state flower for four states in America: Wisconsin, Illinois, Rhode Island and New Jersey. Violet also happens to be the flower for the nation of Greece, which isn’t too surprising due to its recurrence throughout Greek mythology.
Violet is an early springtime flower that can add vibrance to any fresh cut spring bouquet. Its small, delicate look can be the perfect accent for a variety of other blooms, including white or pastel roses, calla lilies, daisies and tulips. Consider sending violet as part of a mixed bouquet or other arrangement for any occasion where a fresh start is being celebrated.
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A Tasteful, Elegant Gift
If you know someone with a February birthday, sending a potted violet can be a great way to let them know you care on their special day. Flowering plants like African Violets can really make an impact; they feature a blend of deep purple flowers along with lush green leaves and are easy to care for. They need just enough water to keep the soil moist, never soggy, and they do well in moderate sunlight. Pinching off declining blooms allows for new ones to sprout and take their place, lengthening the amount of time that the recipient can enjoy their violet in bloom.
The little violet packs brings big impact to spring flower bouquets with its intricate, delicate purple or white blooms. Consider violet for February gift giving or whenever a tasteful gift is called for. Contact Central Square Florist for more information or to place your order today.