For many people, plants mean more than just a house or yard decoration. Roses, for example, are often given as a symbol of love, while lilies and orchids are often used to symbolize grief and everlasting love. Camellias are an often overlooked flower that can have a variety of meanings and can make a perfect gift this holiday season!
In its native region of East Asia, red camellias are used to represent passion, love, and desire. If you want to give someone a symbol of your love, whether it be platonic or romantic, gifting the red camellia is the perfect way to express just that. While there are many different varieties of red camellia, one of the most popular is the Yuletide camellia. Sporting a dark red flower with a yellow center, the Yuletide camellia is a gorgeous winter-blooming evergreen shrub.
Do you have a friend or loved one that you miss? Pink camellias are the perfect symbol to express your longing for someone. The Shishi Gashira camellia is a beautiful semi double-blooming pink camellia that blooms throughout the fall and would make an excellent addition to any home.
As with many white flowers, white camellias are used to symbolize innocence, but they can also be a symbol of admiration and respect. The Mine-No-Yuki camellia is by far the most popular of the white-blooming camellias. Translated to “White Doves,” the Mine-No-Yuki camellia is a beautiful fall double bloomer that is thought to bring luck to new homes, and makes an excellent gift for newlyweds or first-time homeowners.
Whether as a symbol of love, longing, or innocence, camellias make a great gift this holiday season that can be enjoyed for years to come! Visit Martin’s Home & Garden or shop online to find the perfect gift this December.