Because of the proximity of Chinese New Year to spring on the lunar calendar, homes are decorated with fresh flowers to commemorate the hope a new year and season will bring. Here is an ultimate flower guide that you can use in Lunar Chinese New Year.
There are several types of flowers that hold significance, and red is the most auspicious and favored color. A prosperity tree—usually a miniature citrus tree or simply bare twigs—often completes the home. The Chinese use red string to tie red envelopes and old coins to the branches as an offering to the God of Wealth for a prosperous year.
Flowers and its meanings
Usually, Chinese like using the following flowers to decorate the home in Lunar Chinese New Year. You can use this guide as a reference and put the flowers with reference to the meaning it has in your home.
|Narcissus||Good fortune and prosperity|
|Evergreen Pine and Cypress||Great mortality, vitality, and endurance|
|Buddha’s Hand Citron||Happiness and longevity|
|Quince Branches and Blossoms||Flourishing splendor and prosperity|
|Kumquat||Gold and prosperity|
|Orchid||Love and fertility|
|Peony||Spring and wealth|
|Lotus||Summer and purity|
|Chrysanthemum||Autumn; the flower of the recluse, hardiness Plum Blossom Winter; pure, honest friendship; perseverance|
|Plum Blossom||Winter; pure, honest friendship; perseverance|
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