Campbell’s Flowers, Pueblo and West Pueblo’s best florists are celebrating Women’s History Month by revealing favorite flowers of famous women from the past and today. We were surprised by how varied their favorite flowers are and how much these flowers perfectly reflected each lady’s character.
Angelina Jolie – Orchid
Angelina Jolie’s favorite flower is the orchid. Known for its refinement, mystique, and beauty, this unique plant is collected by avid orchid enthusiasts all over the world. Its delicate 3-petal design comes in various shapes and colors determined by the species.
Lily of the Valley
Audrey Hepburn – Lily of the Valley
The Lily of the Valley was the favorite flower of the classic and iconic Audrey Hepburn. Known for her fashion sense, skill as a leading lady, and humanitarian work, the Lily of the Valley was a perfect representation of this elegant and beautiful actress. Symbolizing hope, purity, happiness, and sweetness, these fragrant flowering plants are often seen in many wedding ceremonies. In fact, just a small bunch of Lily of the Valley flowers made up Audrey Hepburn’s wedding bouquet.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis – White Peony and Blue Cornflower
Jackie Kennedy Onassis is regarded as a fashion icon for her impeccable style, grace, and boldness. During her time as First Lady, she took on the project of updating the White House grounds to make them spectacular once again after years of neglect. In doing so, she used the blue cornflower – her favorite flower to add pops of brightness in the gardens. The cornflower symbolizes prosperity, wealth, unity, devotion, and hope. Jackie O’s other favorite flower what the white peony, which has a gorgeous round bloom of many fragile petals and symbolizes good fortune, wealth, and prosperity.
Katy Perry – White and Purple Hydrangeas
Hydrangeas are a favorite flower of many because of the beautiful full head of colorful blooms. The significance of hydrangeas varies across cultures. For instance, in Japan, hydrangea flowers represent understanding, apologies, and heartfelt emotion. In Europe, hydrangeas represent arrogance and boastfulness because of the plant producing an abundance of flowers but with very few seeds. Colors symbolism is much more consistent across different countries, though, and Katy Perry’s preferred flower colors of white and purple symbolize purity, peace, and love for white and royalty, understanding, and gratefulness for purple.
Say Something Sweet
Michelle Obama – Hydrangeas and Pink Roses
Possessing a vibrant personality and graceful charm, Michelle Obama’s favorite flowers are the gorgeous feminine pink roses and colorful hydrangeas. Pink roses represent refinement, femininity, and elegance, and hydrangeas symbolize gratitude, grace, and beauty, all of which this former first lady has in spades.