Flower Glossary: Daffodils

July 17, 2015 - by Nadya

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Name: Daffodils, also known as Narcissus, Daffadowndilly, Lent Lily, and Jonquil

Latin name: from the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family

Season: Spring

Meaning: Faith, Honesty, Forgiveness, Rebirth

Origins: The Iberian peninsula and adjacent areas of southwest Europe

In Greek Mythology, Narcissus was cursed to fall in love with his own reflection after refusing the love a nymph. He eventually died of sadness and the goddess Aphrodite planted the narcissus flower, or daffodil, to remember him. The flower is both a rebirth for Narcissus and a reminder to not be churlish in love.

Daffodils in many parts of Western Europe and North America spring up during spring. There are many stories and folktales from around the World that tie daffodils to both the warming of the land and future prosperity. In Wales, for example, it's said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth. Some Chinese legends state that if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.

Daffodils in Spring are very affordable and instantly cheering to any assortment of the flowers they're stuck in. Pair them with daffodils of different colors and sizes to create a dynamic springtime arrangement.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Flower Glossary for all your wedding flower needs.

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