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What These 9 Chinese New Year Flowers Symbolise

Choose these beautiful blooms for health, wealth, luck and love.

By Steve Thio      21 January 2021

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If youre planning to add some joyful colour to your home this coming Chinese New Year, you might want to consider the following flowers which are believed to bring luck, love and health in Chinese culture.

Some of these blooms are rare and hard to get while others are quite common, so find the right ones to match your home and decor, as well as your budget.

Pussy Willow

A favourite during the festive period and seen in almost every Chinese family home, pussy willows signal the arrival of spring and  symbolise Growth and Prosperity. The Chinese believe the longer the stalks of these white fluffy buds, the better luck they bring. Kept well, pussy willows can last for months long after CNY is over.

Cherry Blossom

With the approach of Chinese New Year, our nurseries are suddenly filled with trees and stalks of gorgeous pink cherry blossoms – one might be mistaken to think that we were in Japan or China during spring! Known as the bloom that heralds the advent of spring (a joyous occasion in any country), the cherry blossom is also believed to represent Renewal, Power, Love and Strength in Chinese culture.

Peach Blossom

Delicate and pretty like the cherry blossoms, peach blossoms have shorter stems and fewer blooms per stalk. For the Chinese they represent Romance, Vitality, Prosperity and Growth – so have a few stalks or a small tree in your home this festive season!

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