Blushing Bride

Kirsten Spry

Sydney, Australia

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Blushing Bride
Serruria florida

This is one of the most delicately beautiful flowers of the Proteaceae family and is often used by florists in bridal bouquets. It was extinct in the wild until a fire germinated some seeds on the Franshoek mountains in South Africa.

Historically it is reputed that French Hugenots farmers would approach their girlfriends with a S. florida flower in their lapels when about to ask for their hand in marriage. The common name, Blushing Bride, apart from the obvious inference of the flowers colour, derives from the fact that the suitor’s intention was apparent to all who met him. The deeper the pink colour the more serious the intentions of the suitor!

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