Meaning of Bird of Paradise Flowers

Meaning of Bird of Paradise Flowers image by Tatters: Flickr.com
Meaning of Bird of Paradise Flowers image by Tatters: Flickr.com

Overview

Bird of paradise is a beautiful exotic flower that blooms from September through May. It stands out from all other flowers because it is bright-colored and looks unmistakably like a bird that is flying. The flower has not only become a favorite among designers but has also come to symbolize paradise.

Significance

Bird of paradise is native to South Africa. It represents joyfulness and paradise.

Identification

The bird of paradise bears an unmistakable resemblance to a bird taking flight. It is also called a crane flower because of its look and resemblance to a crane.

Considerations

Bird of paradise is the flower for a ninth wedding anniversary. It can also be used in wedding bouquets because it symbolizes magnificence.

Potential

Bird-of-paradise flowers can also be used to indicate wonderful anticipation and excitement.

Function

Add bird-of-paradise flowers to any bouquet that you want to represent happiness. Bird of paradise works well with other types of tropical and summer flowers.

References

  • Teleflora.com
  • TheFlowerExpert.com
  • Flower Parade
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About this Author

Based in New York State, Kelly Shetsky started writing in 1999. She is a broadcast journalist-turned Director of Marketing and Public Relations and has experience researching, writing, producing and reporting. She writes for several websites, specializing in gardening, medical, health and fitness, entertainment and travel. Shetsky has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Marist College.

Photo by: Tatters: Flickr.com