Saturday, 30 May 2009
National Flower of Finland – Lily-of-the-Valley
The Lily flower is known for its exhilarating sweet innocence and perfume, it is Finland’s state flower. The lily-of-the valley is counted among the most beautiful things of Nordic country. Jean Sibelius delineated Finland with his romantic instrumental tales, the same way lily-of-the valley articulates purity and love. In reality, ‘lily-of-the valley’ means sweetness and purity.
The lily flower is privileged as the symbol flower of Finland and is very easily decipherable by its subtle scent and with its fine-looking bell fashioned flower drop. The ‘white flowers’ flop much akin to wedding carillons from the gleaming green stalks. This sweet fragrance and appealing shape makes ‘lily-of-the-valley’ a well-liked addition to nuptial garland and state gardens planned for soft scent and beauty. Blossoming in the spring season with exquisiteness lasting throughout the whole summers, the lily symbolizes purity and sweetness and it is also used in style for weddings.
Lily-of-the-valley crafts a tremendous garland and it is often incorporated in summers for delivering flower bouquets or garlands as it goes well with the season perfectly. The Lily-of-the-Valley can be very easily grown in cool summers. These moderate plants are resilient to cold conditions and are forbearing of shade and can grow and survive in nearly all soil conditions. Lily plants have a growth of up to 12 inches and blossom with beautiful white bell flowers in the spring which lasts throughout the whole summers.
The lily-of-the-valley can be planted in clusters during the early spring or autumn season. In cooler weather conditions as in Finland, these plants can survive for decades. They require very little maintenance and care. Though in warmer weather conditions where summers experience extremely hot temperatures, plants die out hastily and necessitate replacement annually.