Top 50+ Flower Meanings
Did you know that there is a language of flowers? In Victorian times meanings were associated with flowers and it was important to send the right flower for the right occasion. This was mainly done because at that time the species of flowers available was limited. Today this has all changed with imports of flowers worldwide. But it is still fun to know what the true meanings of some of the popular flowers are.
|Carnations:||Varies depending upon color|
|Forget-Me-Not||remember me forever|
|Gladiolus||strength of character|
|Jasmine||grace and elegance|
|Marigold||desire for riches|
|Queen Anne’s Lace||delicate femininity|
|red & white||unity|
|Star of Bethlehem||hope|
|red||declaration of love|
|yellow||hopelessly in love|
|Zinnia||thoughts of friends|
The above are the basic meanings of flowers but some of these can be further sub-divided again.
Let’s take the popular rose as an example.
The actual shade and colour of the rose can mean something different as can how many roses you send to the person.
Red roses mean love, respect, courage and beauty. A dark red rose signifies unconscious beauty. While a single rose of any color means ‘I love you’. Two roses which are entwined is meant to ask the question ‘Will you Marry Me?’.
Yellow roses mean friendship, joy, gladness, welcome and remember me. A yellow rose with a red tip means ‘falling in love with you’.
Sending someone six roses signifies the need to be loved and cherished. While sending eleven roses tells a person that they are deeply loved indeed. Thirteen roses shows that you have a secret admirer.
White roses are known as bridal roses, while a white rosebud depicts girl hood. Black roses are associated with death and blue roses depict the impossible or unattainable. If you receive a thornless rose this means the sender loved you at first sight.
The world of flower meanings is huge and if you have any trouble speaking your feelings out loud then it is time for you to start sending more flowers.
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