Popular Flower Types
From romance to sympathy, there’s a flower for every occasion. These popular flowers elicit love, joy, hope, and innocence.
Aster flowers have central disc florets surrounded by petal-like ray florets for that classic daisy look. They’re suitable for garden beds, containers and hanging baskets.
Gladioli are a part of the iris family of flowers, says Virginia Hayes, indoor plant pro and retail showroom manager at Westerlay Orchids in Carpinteria, California.”They are known as the symbol of remembrance and infatuation,” Hayes says. “It is a perfect flower for a 40th anniversary because it holds the symbolic meaning of faithfulness, honor, persistence, calmness, integrity, and, most important, strength of character.”
Gladioli are a bulb flower, Hayes says, so you want to buy them tight and showing just a little bit of color. They make a beautiful statement all by themselves in a tall vase.