The Meaning Of The Daffodil

The Meaning Of A Daffodil

This beautiful flower signifies respect and admiration.

The daffodil is also known as the narcissus and the jonquil. The daffodil is native to Europe and the Mediterranean regions.


The History Of The Daffodil

In ancient Egypt, the skins from the daffodil bulb were placed on the eyes, nose and mouth of mummies. Ramses II was buried with daffodils around his neck.

In Greek mythology, “Narcissus” was the name of the young man who fell so in love with his own reflection in the water that he rejected the nymph Echo and was punished by the gods (thus “narcissistic”).

He leaned to kiss his own reflection in the water and fell in, never to resurface and a flower (the daffodil) sprang up on the water’s edge where he had been kneeling.

The beautiful daffodil blooms are well known for their early arrival, often announcing spring. The yellow bloom is the national flower of Wales and is also the emblem for the cancer society.

The daffodil is available as a cut flower or as a beautiful flowering plant. Daffodils are one of the easiest flowers to cultivate, so they are perfect for the beginning gardener.

The dormant bulbs are planted in the fall of the year and pop up in early spring. As a cut flower, the daffodil does not have a long vase life but is a beautiful way to add colour to your home.

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