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Guide to Purchase Lucky Flowers for the Lunar New Year

Guide to Purchase Lucky Flowers for the Lunar New Year

posted: 2022-01-21 17:00:00 +0800

In East Asia, New Year flowers are potted flowers with lucky meanings to embellish the room during the lunar new year. For example, peach blossom means  "being lucky in love" and "achieve your ambition", mandarin orange means "obtain amazing result" and "good luck". New Year flowers are purchased before the first day of the lunar new year, and they will be displayed at home or in the office until the Lantern Festival ends or even the first lunar month ends according to their shelf lives.

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The Origin of New Year Flowers

Tang Dynasty

The tradition of displaying New Year Flowers can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty. They were used to pay tribute to heaven and ancestors, and to pray for nice weather, wealth, and peace in the coming year. People in Tang Dynasty love luxury things and peonies. There are mainly two types of flower arrangements: plate flowers and vase flowers. Plate flowers, which symbolize the earth and the lake, create an artistic and exquisite ambiance of wonderful nature; vase flowers, which have the blessings of safe and healthy, are quite pretty and elegant.

Song Dynasty

In Song Dynasty, people have created flower baskets of various types, and the design can be ornate or minimal. The plentiful kinds of flowers make it able to create a luxurious style that symbolizes prosperity and the powerful nation.  And the flower baskets with minimal styles can create an unadorned elegance that expresses the vibe of the noble characters pursued by the ancient scholars.  Being affected by rationalistic Confucian, the flowers which have meanings of noble characters and the branches with only leaves such as lingzhi mushroom, pine branches, plum blossom, lily, are loved by the popularity.

Pink anthurium Plant

Ming Dynasty

People in Ming Dynasty have created a style of flower arrangements called "the flowers of the scholars" which is combined with pine branches, plum blossom, camellia, lily, and persimmon, and the ornate "Shiquan" vase flowers which is combined with pine branches, bamboo, plum blossom, cypress branches, camellia, orchid, lingzhi mushroom, daffodil, winter daphne, rose, nandina, persimmon, sesame stalks, and so on. Each kind of cut flower has the meanings of noble characters and they are often displayed in the hall to express the dignified vibe the ancient people adores.

Qing Dynasty

The trays for new year flowers in Qing Dynasty look luxurious, and most of them are made from porcelain. Some trays for new year flowers with innovative images of vegetables and fruits are called "Guopanhua" or "Guogong", and they have the meanings of "all things going well" and "many children". During this time, it appears flowers arrangements inspired by homophonic words to form blessings on the market, for example, there is a work of flower arrangement at that time called "great career" which is combined with copper coins, whisks, evergreen, and plums.

The Modern Time

The new year flowers of today are mostly inspired by the homophonic words or the images with auspicious meanings. In addition to peach blossom and mandarin orange, there are gladiolus represents "getting a promotion", lily represents "the lifelong happy marriage", lucky bamboo represents "wealth" and "good luck", etc.

Types and Meanings of Traditional New Year Flowers

1. Orchids

Orchids of the new year flowers have the meanings of harvest, prosperity, and reunion, and of them are phalaenopsis orchid. Red phalaenopsis has the meanings of "everlasting love of the couple" and "great fortune on the way", yellow phalaenopsis represents a successful career and a thriving business, white phalaenopsis represents pure love and precious friendship, and the purple phalaenopsis represents happiness and elegance. Phalaenopsis is a shade-tolerant ornamental flower that grows well at the temperature of 15-25 ℃. With careful gardening, it can bloom for 3 months and even bloom twice a year. Keep water away from the buds and blossoms when spraying, and phalaenopsis be kept in the finest status for a longer period.

CNY florist Deco

2. New year citrus plant

In Chinese, the mandarin orange is called "Nian Ji", and "Ji" is the homophonic word of "luck". Thus, during Spring Festival, many shops, companies, and hotels display large mandarin orange trees and hang envelopes of luck money on them to wish themselves good luck and large business deals in the new year. At this time, the elders will give mandarin oranges to the youths who come to visit them, which means "sharing sweetness together". People often purchase kumquat mandarin, calamondin orange, and vermillion orange. The kumquat mandarin appears an oval shape, it can be eaten with the skin and it is good for the throat. The calamondin orange tree is more fruitful, and the golden round fruits can be made into the famous snacks called "salted kumquat". The vermillion orange is larger than kumquat mandarin and calamondin orange, is has a height of 2 to 6 feet and it is usually displayed in public places to create a strong festive atmosphere.