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We are all inspired by flowers. Sending flowers has always been a gesture accompanied by a sentiment. I do not know of one person in the world that is not uplifted in some way, when in the presence of beautiful flowers. Even in mourning, flowers have been a symbol of comfort. They are somewhere and everywhere all the time, for all occasions, happy and sad. Knowing what they mean is more of what they mean to you. Why you are sending or what it means to receive varies for everyone. There are however, historical and adapted meanings, which come from a variety of sources and time periods. Here is a collection of flower meanings, which I think have meaning. I have also added fun and important facts. Enjoy!
Alstroemeria symbolizes friendship and devotion, and the twists in the flower symbolize the trials and tribulations of friendships.
Calla Lilies signify magnificence and beauty.
Carnations in general mean fascination, a woman's love.
The Carnation was given by Anna Jarvis to her Mother on the first Mother's Day because it was her favorite flower!
Historically, Carnations are known to have been used for the first time by Greeks and Romans.
Chrysanthemum symbolizes fidelity, optimism, joy and long life.
Daisy symbolizes innocence and purity.
Delphinium symbolizes big heartedness, fun, lightness & levity
Gardenias symbolize purity and sweetness. They indicate secret love. They convey joy. They tell the receiver you are lovely.
Gerberas are the most popular florist flowers next only to Carnations and Roses. Having a long vase life, they are a favorite in floral arrangements.
Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance. It also expresses infatuation, telling the receiver that he or she pierces the heart. It also stands for strength of character, faithfulness and honor.
Hydrangea symbolizes heartfelt emotions. It can be used to express gratitude for being understood. In its negative sense hydrangea symbolizes frigidity and heartlessness.
Iris is the flower of the Greek goddess Iris who is the messenger of Love. In the language of flowers Iris symbolizes eloquence.
Larkspur (Delphinium consolida) belongs to the buttercup family –
Lilac symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence. White lilac symbolizes humility and innocence, field lilac symbolizes charity while purple lilac symbolizes first love.
Lily The Lily flower symbolizes purity and refined beauty.
Orchid is a symbol of the exotic beauty. It symbolizes refinement, thoughtfulness and mature charm. It also symbolizes proud and glorious femininity.
Peony symbolizes bashfulness and compassion. It can also be used to express indignation or shame. It symbolizes a happy life, happy marriage, good health and prosperity.
Roses have inspired people to develop a language of roses by devoting meanings to color, variety and number of roses being gifted. According to tradition, the rose is considered the flower of love. Undoubtedly red roses say "I Love You" on Valentine's Day.
It's helpful to know the symbolic meanings associated with roses when you choose to send them. When you choose a certain color, variety or number of roses for someone, it has meaning, for you and for them. This list was created to help those who may not be familiar with Rose language.
Red Roses: A red rose has always been an expression of love, longing, desire, respect, admiration or devotion. The number of red roses has special romantic meanings associated with them. 12 red roses is the most popular of all, "I love you".
White Roses: White is the color of purity and innocence.White flowers mostly symbolize new beginnings and are a favorite for a first-time bride walking down the aisle. White flowers can be used to convey sympathy or humility, and are often the choice for funeral arrangements. The white rose is also true to these meanings.
Yellow Roses: Yellow roses symbolize sunny feelings of joy, warmth and welcome. They are symbols of friendship and caring. The yellow rose does not represent the sentiment of love. More of I like you, my friend.
Pink Roses: With some variation pink roses symbolize admiration, joy and gratitude. Light pink roses: sweetness and innocence, Deep pink roses: gratitude and appreciation. Pink roses also represent elegance and grace.
Lavender Roses: have a mystical feeling of enchantment. It has also been said to mean "love at first sight". Darker shades of lavender roses, like purple, are more regal with majestic splendor. These roses represent fascination and adoration.
Orange Roses: signify passion with vibrant energy. They can be used to express intense desire or pride. With a sense of fascination, these flowers rival only the red roses as messengers of passion when it comes to romance.
Blue Roses: are not achieved naturally so they represent the desire for the unattainable. They are said to mean "I can't have you but I can't stop thinking about you"
Black Roses: Black is the color of death and farewell. A black rose, like the blue rose remains elusive. What we know as black roses are actually really dark red roses. Sending black roses to someone indicates the death of the relationship.
Mixed Roses: When sending a mixed color rose bouquet, it symbolizes the combined meaning of the roses. For example, a bouquet of red and white roses could mean I love you intensely and my intentions are honorable. A random mix of roses may represent mixed feelings or send a message of love, friendship or both.
Ranunculus symbolizes radiant charm. It conveys a message that you are radiant with charm or you are attractive.
Snapdragon symbolizes graciousness and strength. Its negative connotations include deception and presumption.
Sunflower signifies pure thoughts. It symbolizes adoration and dedication. It is symbolic of dedicated love. It is however also symbolic of haughtiness.
Stock symbolizes lasting beauty and a happy life. It is indicative of bonds of affection and is symbolic of promptness.
Statice is symbolic of remembrance. It also symbolizes sympathy and success.
Tulip symbolize imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover and a declaration of love. It also symbolizes fame and perfect love.