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National Flower of Finland - Lily-of-the-Valley
Lily-of-the-Valley is the National Flower of Finland. This flower is well known for its sweet and strong smell. Finland has many other beautiful things and this flower Lily-of –the –Valley adds to its beauty. Just as Jean Sibelius has defined Finland as a romantic place in many of his tales, similarly this special flower is also considered as a symbol of love and purity. Lily-of-the-Valley stands for purity and is considered to be a pure flower in the category of flowers. Moreover, adding this flower to any bouquet makes its more attractive and if grown in the garden it adds to the beauty of the garden.
General Information of Lily-of-the-Valley
This special flower is considered as a symbolic flower of Finland. It can be easily recognized because of its good fragrance and shape which is bell shape flower drop. The lily-of-the-Valley which is white in color looks like a wedding bell. The shape of this flower and its soothing fragrance makes it a perfect choice when it comes to wedding decoration and wedding bouquets. Addition of these flowers in country gardens is a great idea and it adds to the beauty and soothing fragrance of the garden. Lily-of-the-Valley blooms in the spring and has a long lasting beauty. Lily-of-the-Valley is extremely popular as far as wedding is concerned as it stands for and is also a symbol of purity.
Information on growing Lily-of-the-Valley
Lily-of-the-valley makes an excellent bouquet and is often included in summer flower delivery bouquets as it suits the season so perfectly. But if you have cool summers, you can easily grow your own lily-of-the-valley. These temperate plants are hardy in cold weather and are tolerant of shade and virtually exist in any soil condition. Lily plants grow up to twelve inches and bloom with pretty white bell blossoms in the spring lasting through the summer.
If one wishes to plant these flowers, it can be planted in the early spring or fall. Moreover, as Finland has cool climate, the life span of these flowers increases and because of the climate these flowers can persist with very little care and maintenance. In warm climate where the summers are really hot and humid, it becomes hard for these flowers to survive. In hot climate these flowers die very quickly and thus need to be replaced annually.