In recognition of Women’s History Month, Houston’s top floral experts, Breen’s Florist, are uncovering some important women in history and the flowers they love the most. Each incredible bloom is as fabulous and unique as these awesome women.
Angelina Jolie – Orchid
A world-famous celebrity, known for her acting and directing skills as much as for her exotic beauty, Angelina Jolie’s favorite flower is the equally exotic orchid. Admired by collectors all over the world who covet the orchid’s unique beauty, this bloom comes in almost every color imaginable, except for black. Symbolizing mystery, strength, love, and beauty, it’s easy to see why it’s the preferred bloom of Angie’s.
Lily of the Valley
Audrey Hepburn – Lily of the Valley
Known for her grace, elegance, and humanitarian work, Audrey Hepburn is one of the most famous actresses of Old Hollywood. She was also known for her impeccable style and is considered a fashion icon. Audrey Hepburn’s favorite flower was the Lily of the Valley, a delicate, small, and regal flower, much like Hepburn herself. When she got married, she was holding a cluster of Lily of the Valley flowers. Symbolizing good luck, purity, and happiness, the Lily of the Valley has now become a staple of traditional bridal bouquets.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis – White Peony and Blue Cornflower
Jackie Kennedy Onassis was regarded as a fashion icon during her lifetime, and as First Lady, she made it a point to upgrade the White House grounds and make them spectacular once again after years of neglect. The wonderfully vibrant blue cornflower can make any garden much more majestic, which is most likely the reason this was one of Jackie’s favorite flowers. The cornflower symbolizes prosperity, wealth, unity, devotion, and hope. The peony, with its gorgeous round bloom of fragile petals, also symbolizes wealth, abundance, good fortune, and prosperity.
Katy Perry – White and Purple Hydrangeas
The huge blooms of hydrangea flowers make them a favorite flower of many females. The meaning of hydrangeas varies across cultures from heartfelt emotion and apologies to arrogance and boastfulness. Coming in an assortment of colors, although, color symbolism around the world is mostly uniform. Katy Perry’s favorite hydrangea colors of purple and white symbolize grace and purity for white, royalty, and pride, and understanding for purple. An interesting fact about hydrangeas is actually that their color is actually derived from the amount of acidity in the dirt.
Lady Bird Johnson – Lavender Bluebell
Lady Bird Johnson and her love of flowers have made a significant impact in the U.S. While First Lady; she was in charge of the Highway Beautification Act, which called for plants and flowers to be placed along highways and throughout cities for beautification purposes. Lady Bird Johnson loved wildflowers, and one of her favorite flowers was the lavender bluebell. This unique, graceful flower symbolizes devotion, gratitude, an undying love, which Lady Bird had not only for her husband but for her country as well.