As people celebrate Independence Day, the red, white, and blue colors of the American flag are on display across the country. These colors are steeped in American symbolism and are emblematic of our country’s patriotism — Red symbolizes sacrifice, hardiness, and valor; white symbolizes hope, purity of purpose, and innocence; and blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
There are also certain flowers that carry significant meaning regarding America’s patriotic moments. From forget-me-nots to red poppies that represent fallen soldiers to nasturtiums that symbolize patriotism and victory in war, and the universally recognized rose which is America’s national flower, fresh, beautiful blooms are a great way to celebrate patriotism and elevate any July 4th celebration. Here at Julia’s Florist, we have a special collection of patriotic blooms along with more great ideas for how to incorporate flowers in your 4th of July celebrations.
These Flowers Make Independence Day Even More Special
Decorate Your Front Porch
Pick up some hanging planters with blooms in red, white, and blue colors to show your patriotic spirit and spruce up your front porch. You can also create a red, white, and blue container garden near your entrance or place a patriotic wreath on your front door.
Decorate Your Home
Bring patriotic blooms into your home for a pop of bright colors and patriotic pride. Select blooms such as red roses, carnations, or red Peruvian lilies to pair with blue Irises, larkspur, or hydrangea, adding white daisies, lilies of the valley, or white carnations to round out the color trio.
Perfectly Patriotic Blooms for Your Backyard BBQ
Add festive red, white, and blue blooms, or display flowers that are imbued with patriotic symbolism, such as the following:
Freesias – flowy and fragrant, freesias also symbolize freedom
Edelweiss – these white flowers are shaped like stars and symbolize strength and courage
Guernsey Lilies – colorful and unique, these lilies resemble a firework display and represent freedom and good fortune
Black-Eyed Susans – with a bright yellow star-burst shape and dark round center, these striking blooms symbolize justice.
Your friends and neighbors will be impressed and surprised with your colorful collection of patriotic blooms. If you’re not the one hosting a party, then take a patriotic arrangement with you as a gift to the host.
Send Someone a Patriotic Flower Arrangement
Gifting a patriotic floral arrangement to a veteran or someone currently serving in the military is a great gesture that will surely please. When selecting your flowers, you can’t go wrong with a combination of red, white, and blue blooms. Patriotic floral arrangements are also perfect for sending to a local VFW, a cemetery, or a community event honoring those who have served and are currently serving our country.
Wearable Patriotic Blooms
Attend an Independence Day parade or celebration in style by wearing red, white, and blue corsages or boutonnieres. Wearable patriotic blooms also make great gifts for current or former military personnel and their spouses.
For the most patriotic act of all, be sure to shop local for all your July Fourth needs. Putting money back into your community and supporting small business owners is one of the most patriotic things you can do. For all your celebratory floral occasions or “just because” moments, Julia’s Florist is the best place to shop for the freshest, longest-lasting blooms.
Download Our Patriotic Wallpaper
Spruce up your mobile device and desktop with our bright and patriotic flower wallpaper to celebrate Independence Day! Experience the beauty of gorgeous summer blooms and patriotic pride every time you glance at your screen.
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