The Philippine's Flowers
Sampaguita-National Flower of the Philippines
Sampaguita is the National Flower of the Philippines, adopted on 1934. It is made into leis/garland and used as fragrant decoration in automobiles, for guests, ceremonies, and as an offering in religious gatherings. It is also use as a perfume and a flavor - jasmine tea. There are three types of Sampaguita in the Philippines - the five-petaled called as “Maid of Orleans", the double petals as “Belle of India", and the “Grand Duke of Tuscany” with rose-like appearance.
There are also legends surrounding Sampaguita, the most popular is about Lakambini and Lakam Galing. Lakam Galing is a warrior, and before he went into battle, they pledge their love for each other by saying “Sumpa kita” (roughly in English as “(I) Oath (myself to) You").. Lakam Galing died, and Lakambini mourned his death till her death. Soon, white flowers grew on her grave symbolizing her loyalty, love, and purity (of heart).
ROSE and its meaning
Red roses mean romantic love; they're the "Valentine roses," par excellence.
Purple, coral and orange challenge red as the color for Valentine roses. The rose color meanings for these 3 are as follo
The specific purpose of purple roses is to signify that the giver has fallen in love with the recipient at first sigh
Meanwhile, coral and orange roses signal desire.
The meaning of yellow roses is joy and friendship.
We express our gratitude and appreciation with pink roses....
While feelings of admiration and sympathy find words with roses that are light pink in color.
Peach is more ambiguous, as it can signify either sympathy or gratitude.
Their purity naturally enough lends to white roses the meaning of reverence and
It is a species of flowering plant found in cultivation throughout the Philippines. Aside from ornamentation, gumamela is being used by some locals as alternative medicine. The gumamela is one of the most popular flowers Philippines, especially for the children. Way back, gumamela flowers are used as a way to produce bubble rather than the use of soaps and shampoos
Another popular flower for the Children, the santan flower is the familiar garden shrub adorned with little red flowers borne in cymes. The species originally came from India, but has since been cultivated in the Philippines. Children collect the little santan flowers and create necklaces with them.
Other Pilippines's Own Flower
Dama De Noche
Dama de Noche (literally "lady of the night") is famous for its unusual biorhythm which made it the subject of legend. Its flowers bloom at night and exude a very sweet scent. Although widely cultivated in the Philippines, the plant was introduced from tropical America.
Also known as paper daisy or straw flower, the everlasting is a famous bloom associated with Baguio City. Strings of these flowers are sold in the markets and streets of the summer capital. And due to its longevity, it is also a favorite of devotees who adorn their altars with these blooms.
Its name “ylang-ylang” originates from the Tagalog word for “rare,” as this flower possesses a fragrant scent unlike any other. It is a small flower of the cananga tree known for its highly fragrant essential oil. Though it is a native of the Philippines, the Ylang-Ylang flower is also native to other Asian countries such as Indonesia and is commonly grown in Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.