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The 411 on Flower Etiquette infographic is a comprehensive gift-giving guide that sets the record straight when it comes to the symbolic meaning behind floral presents. While everyone may know what red roses symbolize, it appears that there is a much more complicated system in place and although you’re free to ignore it, the rules are always a good place to start.
The chart provides a visual representation of the basics, like what each kind of flower represents (daisies equal cheer, while dahlias symbolize elegance) and the appropriate flowers for major events (lilies for a funeral, orchids for a wedding).
The US floriculture industry is worth $32.6 billion, and while 70% of flower sales occur around five holidays (Christmas/Hanukkah, Mother’s day, Valentine’s day, Easter/Passover and Thanksgiving), it may be in your best interest to shop in the “off-season,” when prices are a little bit lower.