This Sword Lily is from my garden. The beautiful colour combination of the pink and yellow inspired me to paint it.
This is an original painting by Emíli'Art.
Handmade with watercolor pencils and paints on 300mg aquarell paper.
Packaged in a cello sleeve with cream mount / mat.
The Sword Lily or gladiolus flower symbolizes honor and remembrance, but it has other meanings too. It can also symbolize the following:
Strength of character
Faithfulness, sincerity and integrity
Never giving up
The flower spire is said to pierce the heart of the recipient with love.
The ancient name for gladiolus was xiphium from the Greek word xiphos, meaning sword. Its name was later changed to gladiolus, which comes from the Latin word gladius, which also means sword.
Gladioli were considered the flower of the gladiators and have long been associated with swords. These stately flowers are used in floral displays at special celebrations and are a favorite in country gardens. They are considered old-fashioned flowers, as early American women often planted these flowers at the backs of their flower gardens to create a colorful backdrop to the flowerbed. They were also commonly planted along fences or the foundation of the home, as the tall spires need support to keep them upright.
Traditional meanings of flower colors may be applied to gladiolus to give them special meaning to the recipient.
Pink – Femininity, compassion motherly love
Yellow – Cheerfulness and compassion
The Gladiolus Flower’s Message
The gladiolus flower’s message may vary, but it will never be ignored. This bold beauty captures the heart and soul like no others with its impressive spire of flowers. Whether you choose a floral arrangement with similar colored gladioli or you prefer a rainbow of colors to impress your love, there is a gladiolus color for nearly every occasion.