Asters are an unassuming flower that many don’t think of when they are considering flower bouquets to send to someone. It could be because Asters are one of the few flowers whose symbolism is not necessarily as cheerful or loving as other flowers. Some believe that giving someone Asters means that you are questioning their faithfulness to you.
While there are hundreds of different species of Asters, one of the most popular type of Aster is the Monte Casino. The Monte Casino, also called the Heath Aster, is native to both the United States and Canada. They come in white and shades of purple, and has a pretty yellow center. They got their name from the ancient Greek word for star, since they look so similar to stars.
While some regard Asters as a symbol that someone has been unfaithful, some also regard them as symbolizing love, and the French often place Asters on the graves of soldiers as a symbol of their bravery. Because of this, Asters are an excellent choice to honor a loved one, living or dead, who has served their country.
Because Asters are so small and delicate, they are often used to make bouquets with bigger flowers look fuller, similar to baby’s breath. Bouquets, such as this beautiful arrangement of gerbera daisies, spray roses and tulips, look much richer with the addition of Monte Casino Asters.
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For those who are looking for the Monte Casino Aster to be featured more prominently, there are plenty of arrangement options to do that, such as this elegant bouquet which features a simple mixture of red roses and carnations with purple monte casino asters, that just pop against the red.
While the symbolism of sending a Monte Casino Aster can vary, context is everything and be sure to send carefully! Because it is one of the few flowers with such varied meanings, making it an appropriate option for many different situations.