The Christmas season has many of its own sights and sounds, and none is more recognizable than the classic Christmas flower, the poinsettia. When we begin to see this vibrant red bloom adorning shopping malls, corporate lobbies and lining the streets, we can be sure that the holiday has arrived. While you may be familiar with the flower itself, you may not know why it is so closely associated with the holiday. Here at Beneva Flowers, we love everything about this time of year, and so thought we would share the legend of the poinsettia flower with you.
While many people have linked the bloom to Christmas because of its star-shaped leaves which resemble the Star of Bethlehem; others say that the deep red leaves are symbolic of the eventual sacrifice of the Christ. But it is a sweet tale of Mexican folklore that is the most popular story regarding the poinsettia. The oral tradition says that on the night that Christ was born, a young peasant girl wanted desperately to bring a gift to honor Him. However, she had no money and nothing to bring. As she approached the nativity scene, she grabbed some wildflowers – some say weeds – from the side of the road to lay at the baby’s feet. When she place her gift of love at the cradle, the ragged flowers transformed into a beautiful, large and vibrant bloom – the poinsettia flower.
The poinsettia comes in the iconic red color, but also grows in shades ranging from creamy white to deep pink. The plants also come in a wide variety of sizes, sitting as comfortably on a desktop as on a hotel reception desk. At Beneva Flowers, we pride ourselves on offering the highest quality plants for every occasion, and you can be sure that your friends, colleagues and loved ones will receive a gorgeous token of your holiday affection.
Whether you are looking to send gorgeous floral arrangements, unique Christmas gifts, gourmet baskets, or the perfect poinsettia, you’ll find everything on your list at Beneva Flowers. We’ll deliver across Sarasota and beyond, just let us know what you need and we’ll take care of the rest.