A small white flower is creating a hype in the Korean floral industry nowadays. Though the name itself might not ring a bell to most of you, gypsophila elegance has been on young Koreans’ lips at the moment with its petite white features that reminds us of white snowflakes. Mostly used for decorations on bountiful rose bouquets, gypsophila elegance, also known as Showy baby’s breath, is a bridesmaid flower; people add this to flower bouquets to make main one look more beautiful. Yet again, young Koreans are breaking the long-standing common secondary use on this small white-budded flower by making it mainstream.
Although the white-budded flower is usually decorated along with red roses, gypsophila elegance is now widely used solely as bouquets and home decorations in Korea. Not only it serves as an excellent background flower, but the gypsophila elegance adds a special meaning when banqueted with red roses due to its floral language, which creates a combination of death and love, resulting in “eternal, passionate love to the death.”
One point to note is that gypsophila elegance’s floral meaning varies with its color. Although the most popular white one means carries a dark meaning, gypsophila elegance’s other colors can also suggest bright meanings. The violet one symbolizes innocence, whereas the pink one indicates happiness.
Thanks to the hit, there are currently more than 60,000 posts on Instagram hash-tagged with안개꽃(Gypsophila elegance in Korean). Many have captioned how romantic it was to receive gypsophila flower bouquets.
Some of you might be against the idea of giving flowers as gifts because after all, they wither and die. However, gypsophila elegance looks pretty even when it’s dried up and adds a unique scent. Hence many Koreans buy gypsophila flowers as home decorations.