For Women’s History Month, Philadelphia’s top florist, Robertson’s Flowers & Events decided to take a look at some famous women who have left their mark on the world, and which flowers were their favorite. It’s surprising how often the characteristics of someone are perfectly reflected in their favorite flower.
Audrey Hepburn – Lily of the Valley
Audrey Hepburn was a well-known actress from Old Hollywood who exudes grace, humility, and sweetness – a characteristic which also applies to her favorite flower, the Lily of the Valley. This beautiful flowering plant has pure white delicate blooms in the shape of bells. Commonly used in religious ceremonies and celebrations, Audrey also used the Lily of the Valley in her wedding bouquet.
Lady Bird Johnson – Lavender Bluebell
Lady Bird Johnson loved wildflowers and her favorite was the lavender-colored bluebell. Meaning gratitude, humility, and devotion, the bluebell flower is a beautiful and charming flower with blooms in the shape of bells. Lady Bird helped institute the Highway Beautification Act, ensuring U.S. Highways were lined with native plants and flowers instead of junkyards, and she also went on to establish the National Wildflower Research Center, now called the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Michelle Obama – Hydrangeas and Pink Roses
Michelle Obama, former First Lady, lawyer, and writer who is known for her passion and elegance for the tasks she takes on. It’s no surprise, then, that the favorite flowers of her are the hydrangea as well as rose. Each flower variety is available in an assortment of colors that are beautiful and are adored by gardeners as well as floral designers the planet over. Roses symbolize passion and love, and abundance is symbolized by hydrangea gratitude, heartfelt emotions, beauty, and abundance – traits that perfectly explain this outstanding woman.