Are you wondering what each flower symbolise? If they have a meaning?
I am sure that everybody knows that red roses represent love, but what about all the other flowers?
The meaning of flowers trough history
For centuries throughout Asia & Europe flowers have been recognised for their symbolic language.
They have held an important part in Mythologies, folklore and sonnets.
They are also often found in the ancient civilisations of the Egyptians, Chinese, and Greeks as well as holding importance in Romans plays and also in Shakespeare's works.
During the Victorian times learning the special symbolism of flowers became a popular pastime (called floriography) . Believe it or not the two books that you will find in almost any home was the Bible and the meaning of flower books!.
Flowers were used to deliver messages that couldn't be spoken aloud, for instance if you wanted to say "yes" you will hand flowers to the receiver with your right hand and for a "no" you will pass the flowers with your left hand.
Also depending on how the flowers were presented would change the meaning, that is if the flowers were given upside down the message was the opposite of what was traditionally meant.
Through the years the meaning of some flowers have changed significantly and different cultures have their own symbolic meaning for different flowers.
What flowers symbolised?
Do you want to send your partner a rose to show love? Or are you looking for a different flower with a different meaning? However you want to express yourself, say it with flowers! There's practically a flower for every mood you are feeling......
- Amaryllis - Pride
- Anemone - Sickness
- Apple Blossom - Preference
- Aster - Symbol Of Love
- Bay Tree - Glory
- Bluebell - Humility
- Carnation - Love
- Chamomile - Patience in Adversity
- Chrysanthemum Red - I love you
- Chrysanthemum Yellow - Slighted Love
- Chrysanthemum White - Truth
- Clematis - Mental Beauty
- Crocus - Youthful Gladness
- Cyclamen - Resignation
- Daffodil - Regard
- Dahlia - Good Taste
- Daisy - Innocence
- Forget Me Not - True Love Memories
- Gladiolus - Remembrance
- Holly - Foresight
- Hyacinth - Sport
- Blue Hyacinth - Constancy
- Purple Hyacinth - Sorrow
- Yellow Hyacinth - Jealousy
- White Hyacinth - Loveliness
- Hydrangea - Gratitude For Being Understood
- Iris - A Message
- Lavender - Distrust
- Lilly Calla - Beauty
- Lilly Of The Valley - Sweetness
- Marigold - Despair
- Peony - Happy Life
- Poppy - Consolation
- Rose Red - Love
- Rose Pink - Happiness
- Rose White - I'm worthy of you
- Rose Yellow - Jealously
- Sunflowers - Adoration
- Sweet Pea - Delicate Pleasure
- Sweet William - Gallantry
- Tulip Red - Passion
- Tulip Yellow - Sunshine In Your Smile
Meaning of flowers by colour:
I am sure that is not a surprise that the Red Rose symbolises love and desire but roses come in a variety of colours and each has their own meaning.
- White rose: purity, innocence, reverence, a new beginning, a fresh start.
- Red rose: love, I love you
- Deep, dark crimson rose: mourning
- Pink rose: grace, happiness, gentleness
- Yellow rose: jealousy, infidelity
- Orange rose: desire and enthusiasm
- Lavender rose: love at first sight
- Coral rose: friendship, modesty, sympathy
What meaning do you want to send in your flowers today?