Every Quebecer recognises the importance of the Fleurdelisé (Fleur de Lys), the provincial flag. The Fleur de Lys, literaly translated as : The Lily Flower, became the symbol for Quebec and its population, a sign of belonging to a francophone culture in America. This symboly is, however, slightly misguided. It is not actually a lily flower, but and iris! What poor botanist is to blame for this mistake? Is it even really a mistake?
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The hypericum, also known as St-John’s Wort, represents good health. It was believed to have spiritual powers such as chasing demons and evil spirits away.
Easy to take care of and inexpensive, the Veronica blooms particularly well in sunny gardens in Spring.
The Calla Lily is a flower which invoques elegance and a modern sense of aesthetic. Contrary to popular beliefs, the coloured tube that makes calla lillies so recognisable is not its flower!
The Dendrodium is a type of orchid which stand out from the norm thanks to its modern and colourful allure. It takes its name from the greek dendron, meaning tree, and bios, meaning life.
The rose, as we can imagine, is an incredibly powerful symbol. Their beauty and their enchanting aroma create a romantic ambience straight from a fairy tale.