Daffodils are known as the flower for March birthdays, so would be a great idea for a gift and personalised birthday card.
In the language of flowers the daffodil means–
This greeting cards is available through our online shop – Easter Cards
I think this flower would be most appropriate for use in business, as well as for a personal message.
Business strive to be respected in their given profession, and want to show respect to their customers /clients.
It could also be a great gift to give someone as a thank you.
Various cultures and religions have various associated meanings with this flower –
- The Greeks have a rather sad mythology associated with this flower, involving a punishment from God for our human failures, such as the story of Adonis. There was also a man named Narcissus who thought of himself better than anyone else. He died staring into his own reflection in a pool of water. A flower grew where he died and was named the narcissus.
- Psychologists use the term ‘narcissist’ to describe those who are obsessed with themselves, excluding all others.
- The Egyptians used the daffodil bulb skins as part of their burial ceremony.
- Christians associate the daffodil with re birth and resurrection; the daffodil is used as a symbol of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We use the daffodil as a part of our Easter card collection for this reason.
- On ‘Mothering Sunday’ or ‘Mother’s Day’ – it’s traditional to give your mum daffodils. The tradition goes back to when those who were in service (maids and servants), were allowed the day off from work to visit their families. As a gift to their mums they would pick wildflowers, including the daffodil. In church services, it’s common for Mums to be given daffodils as part of the service celebrating this day.
- The Daffodil is the emblem for Wales – also worn with pride on St David’s day (Welsh - Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant) St David is the patron saint of Wales and the celebration takes place on the 1st of March.
- William Wordsworth in 1804 wrote a poem called Daffodils. To hear Jeremy Irons read it beautifully - Daffodils
- The Marie Curie Cancer Charity has the daffodil as their emblem.
Here is some information about the lovely daffodil
- The Latin name for the daffodil is narcissus.
- There are thousands of different types of daffodil.
- Due to the huge number of varieties, they have been divided into 13 specific groups to help narrow them down to particular styles, shape, growing conditions and so on…
- Plant them from September onwards to flower in the following spring.
- Need help with growing daffodils? - Then The RHS have provided a helpful guide – Daffodils
- Daffodil Bulbs are a tasty treat to snails and slugs, and squirrels have been known to dig them up. They are also prone to diseases such as bulb rot.
- You can grow them indoors as well as outdoors. The indoor varieties brighten up your living space and often have a wonderful smell.
- Advice from Gardener’s world suggest that the best varieties to grow indoors are -
- Grand Soleil d’Or an early flowering narcissus
- J Parker have a lovely Narcissus indoor bulb collection
- Fentongallon Flower Farm in Cornwall has an amazing array of Daffodil bulbs and cut flowers They donate £1.00 to the Marie Curie Cancer care from each cut flower purchase.
- Scilly Flowers – offer daffodil cut flowers
Gardens to admire the beauty of the daffodil
Daffodils tend to be a park favourite, and you may also see them planted alongside roads and roundabouts.
- Exbury Gardens in Hampshire
- Docton Mill in Devon – they have also been awarded best tearooms!
- Hartland Abbey and Gardens in Devon – they have a daffodil day on 21st March
- Easton Walled Gardens in Lincolnshire
- RHS Wisley in Surrey
- The National Trust – Grasmere
- ‘Doras Field’
We have daffodil cards and a daffodil tote bag.
Please see our online shop for further details – www.sendaflowercard.com
Where are your favourite gardens to see daffodils?