Since Mulan is princess of the month, here some thoughts about which hoa fits her the best. The movie, after all, offers some choices. The most obvious one is the magnolia, since that’s the translation of the name Mulan.
Then there is the white hoa Mulan wears in her hair when she meets the matchmaker – the same hoa she leaves behind when she goes to war. I’m not sure what kind of hoa that’s suppose to be. I first considered lotus (since the lotus is such a reveled hoa in Asia and gets often connected to the gods), but a lotus has thêm petals. A white quả anh đào, anh đào blossom would have exactly five petals, but they would be thêm round. There are some similarities with a white cây mộc lan, mộc lan hoa hoặc a lily, but again, both have thêm petals. My best guess is the cây đổ quyên, azalea - a white cây đổ quyên, azalea has five petals, looks very similiar, but even thêm important, in China they are a symbol for womanhood (they also symbolize taking care, temperance and fragility, thêm hoặc less everything Mulan is expected to be).
And finally, the most important of all, the hoa her father points out to her. I originally assumed that they are sitting under a quả anh đào, anh đào cây – I think mostly because the quả anh đào, anh đào blossom is such a big deal in Nhật Bản and there are festivals surrounding it in China, too. But the “Hanami” in Nhật Bản is the one with the long tradition, while China just was inspired bởi it. Plus, the longer I look at it, the thêm I get the impression that those blossoms are supposed to be magnolias.
bạn can compare it yourself to the picture of some magnolias at the right, the similiarity is undeniable. Also it would make the whole scene so much thêm meaningful, if her father points out a late blooming "Mulan" instead of a ngẫu nhiên flower. But the scripts of "Mulan" I have found so far don't specify, there is only "blossoms" written, so unless the animators give an answer, we'll never know for sure.
But I admit I like quả anh đào, anh đào blossoms better for Mulan, since magnolias are fairly sensitive flowers, and Mulan is everything but sensitive. quả anh đào, anh đào blossoms have three different meaning in the language of flowers: They stand for a good education, transience of life (Japan) and feminine beauty (China). All those meanings fit Mulan and her story nearly perfectly, although the meaning of magnolias (love of nature) works too.
In the end, I couldn’t really decide - So I made two wallpapers, one with quả anh đào, anh đào blossoms and one with magnolias, to honor the beauty of a late blooming flower.