Ok, so flowers are not the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of rugby and I’m sure there are plenty of 6’10” cauliflower-eared rugby players out there who are not happy with me even suggesting it, but we believe you can support your national team during the Rugby Six Nations Championship with our flowers.
The Welsh daffodil
The national emblem of Wales was traditionally the leek until the 19th-century and funnily enough the Welsh name for daffodil Cenninen Pedr translates literally as ‘Saint Peter’s Leek’. Credit: funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk
There will be plenty of plastic daffodils being waved by the singing crowd at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium during the Championship, but our stunning yellow Spring Scented Narcissi in bottles will make all those welsh voices sing at home too!
The English rose
The red rose is not just a symbol of love and romance, but of an English nation unified at the end of the 15th century after the War of The Roses. That’s why the English Rugby Team proudly wear the red rose on their shirts.
The Scottish Thistle
The thistle has been Scotland’s emblem for the last five centuries – one legend has it a sleeping party of Scots warriors were spared ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the enemies trod on the spikes of a prickly thistle, rousing the warriors from sleep with his pained cry! Credit: funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk
We have combined that strength with the beauty of meadow flowers to form the unique Vintage Bloom Bottles: Boutique Posy – so that the Flower of Scotland can be appreciated, whatever the score!
The French (and Italian!) Fleur-de-lis
The stylized lily or fleur-de-lis is the floral emblem for both France and Italy, as the lily is a symbol of royalty, perfection, purity and refined beauty – this luxury White Perfume Lily bouquet definitely shows all of these elements.
The Irish Shamrock
The word shamrock itself comes from the Irish word ‘Seamrog’ meaning ‘little clover’ or ‘young clover’. Although by no means a showy flower, clover is becoming an increasingly popular addition to the natural, wildflower meadow bouquets and arrangements that are bang on-trend right now. Our Romantic Flower Fields Bouquet draws on such wildflower meadows for its inspiration too.
So whatever your team, or even if you aren’t a rugby fan, wear your national emblem with pride.