If you are looking to give someone in China a special treat, why not say it with flowers? You can order online flowers from our website. Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary or just to say hello, our website can deliver flowers throughout China. Perhaps someone has a new job, or has passed their driving test?
Then you can say good luck or congratulations with flowers too!
Flowers are very important in Chinese culture, and they mean so much to people in China. That’s why every year large garden and flower events are organised across the land. One such event is the Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition. The 2014 event runs from April to October at Baiguo Mountain Forest Park and its theme is ""From the earth, for the earth"". It takes place across 241 hectares of ground, split into seven parks – each one with a different focus including Chinese, Floriculture, Herb, and Science, as well as International.
Another important horticultural event in China is the Shanghai International Flower Festival which is celebrated every April in Shanghai.
The Shanghai government decorates the entire city with different types of flowers. It’s a spectacular sight, with many rare plants that people have never had the opportunity to see before. Some of the plants and flowers are native to China and others are from foreign countries. People can wander throughout the vast displays and can even buy any flower or plant on show that they like. They also get the chance to speak to flower experts to learn more about horticulture.
In China, flowers are symbols that represent different ideas and meanings. For example, in Feng Shui, many flowers symbolise good fortune and success. Generally, this is because healthy flowering plants or flowers mean good ‘Chi’ or energy and represent flourishing and the flow of strong energy.
It is also thought that flowers convey beauty, perfection and love.
Chinese culture dictates that flowers represent the four seasons. For spring there is the iris and the magnolia. For summer there is the peony and lotus flower. For autumn the chrysanthemum and the plum blossom represents winter.
Flowers in China symbolise positive messages and play an important part of people’s everyday lives. Here are some of the most important flowers in China that Chines people hold close to their heart. If you’re ordering online flowers, it might give you some ideas!
•The plum blossom is a winter flower and represents the value of endurance. It signifies how experience and inner strength can help overcome any kind of bitterness or coldness.
•The peony is thought to be the most significant flower in China, and it’s also the country’s national flower. It represents prosperity, wealth, happiness and peace. Thought to be one of the most exquisite flowers, the peony is a symbol for nobility and value.
•Chrysanthemums are very colourful flowers and extremely popular in China because of this. They are respected as they fight through the frost so that they can bloom and flower. For this reason they are thought to represent mobility.
•Orchids will always have a very special place in Chinese people’s hearts. They symbolise integrity and friendship. They are believed to be elegant yet also humble at the same time and they symbolise fertility.
•Several cities across China have adopted the camellia as their city flower, such as Chongqing, Kunming and Ningbo. This flower is very popular and the leaves from the flower are used to produce a popular tea.
•Azaleas come into flower in spring in the Northern hemisphere and in winter in the Southern hemisphere. Their bloom often lasts a number of weeks and can survive in the darkest or shadiest of areas. In fact, they prefer living near or under trees.
•The lotus flower has been one of the most famous flowers in China for hundreds upon hundreds of years. Untouched by any impurities, the lotus flower represents purity of both the heart and mind. Chinese people look on it as a symbol of long life, humility, and tranquillity.
•The osmanthus produces a very fragrant flower. It is the city flower of over 20 cities and its flowers are mixed with different tea leaves, to create a fragrant tea called guì huā chá. The flowers can also be used to make cakes, dumplings and other delicious Chinese foods.
•In China, the narcissus flower is often called the “water goddess” or quite literally “the goddess who stands above the waves”. The flower is believed to have occult value and is often used for exorcism and to get rid of out evil spirits. In ancient times, it was believed that this powerful flower could bring people back to life. The narcissus is also said to encourage our hidden talents. Therefore, the Narcissus is the perfect present to give to people who have a new job or need some good luck.
It’s evident that the Chinese people and culture adore flowers. They symbolise so much that in China you really can say it with flowers. It doesn’t matter what you want to say, there is a suitable flower gift. Whether you want to say thank you, good luck, well done or simply hello, there really is no better present that you can give someone.
We can help you say that special something. With a huge selection of online flowers, we can deliver flowers throughout China. Have a look at our website today and look at the selection we have to make that special someone’s day.