Monday, November 14, 2016

The Hidden Meaning of Flowers

It’s common knowledge that red roses are for lovers, showing their passion and love for each other, but what about the other flowers? Each flower has it’s own attributed meaning so that even the deepest emotions can be conveyed silently with their single offering. Find out what the flowers you’re gifting really mean below!


Looking to tell someone you love them, but want to do something different from the traditional rose? Orchids are a beautiful and expressive way of doing so. These flowers traditionally symbolise love beauty, thoughtfulness and charm.

Orchids are the largest flower group with over 100,000 varieties! Each colour has a diverse meaning and represents its own sentiment.
      Blue represents rarity.
      Red represents passion and desire.
      Pink represents grace, joy and happiness.
      White represents innocence, purity elegance and beauty.
      Purple represents admiration, respect, dignity and royalty.
      Yellow represents friendship and joy.
      Orange represents enthusiasm, boldness and pride.
      Green represents good health, nature, longevity and are said to bring good luck!

There truly is an orchid for every occasion!


Lilies were the most admired flowers of the Ancient Greeks and Romans and are an important part of many mythologies. Today, the lily is still wildly popular and has a variety of meanings and symbolization coming from different cultures.

In China, it is a popular wedding flower because it signifies 100 years of love. In Europe, it is a sign for royalty. But what does it mean to give a lily? This ancient flower most commonly stands for passion, drive, renewal and rebirth.

There are lilies of many different colours, each representing unique feelings.
      White represents purity.
      Striped pink (called the Stargazer Lily) represents ambition and encouragement.
      Yellow and gold represent good health and healing.
      Red represents passion.

How many ways are there to say I love you? Well if you want to tell your mother you love her, carnations are the way to go. Today these are the most popular flower for mothers across the world, particularly on Mother’s Day.

Carnations have a much more interesting story however. Back in Victorian times, these flowers were often used to send a secret message to someone who admired you. A solid coloured carnation meant you wanted to be with them, a striped carnation meant you were sorry but couldn’t be with them, and a yellow carnation just meant no (so maybe stay away from the yellow carnations for a significant other).

Carnations are another type of flower that come in a variety of colours with interesting and different meanings.
      Red represents love and admiration.
      White represents love and good luck.
      Pink represents the love of a mother.
      Yellow represents disappointment or rejection.
      Purple represents unpredictability.
      Striped colours represent rejection or regret.

Another fun tradition is to give graduates carnations in their school colours! It’s a meaningful way to say congratulations.


If you’re looking for a flower to represent creativity, renewal, vitality and inspiration then go get some daffodils! This flower is known to be one of the most inspiring of all flower varieties because it is the first flower to bloom in the spring and represents the end of a long dark winter. In fact, it is so representative of positive things to come that it is the official symbol of Chinese New Year.

As tradition goes, make sure to buy daffodils for your 10th wedding anniversary!

Who doesn’t love the beauty and vibrancy of sunflowers? These vivacious flowers stand for long life, loyalty, good luck and lasting happiness. Giving someone a sunflower is telling them to keep working toward their dreams and goals. It should inspire them to be positive and not give up!

There truly is a flower for every occasion, every sentiment, every feeling. Whatever you decide, find the right choice for your loved ones on

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