Not only are flowers beautiful additions to our homes, weddings and special events, they also have different meanings attached to them. Flower language – or floriography – is the art of flower symbolism, which varies depending on the type, colour and number of flowers given.
Do you want to send a message of love to your loved ones? Let someone know how much you admire or appreciate them or how much they mean to you? Whatever you want to say, say it with flowers after all there’s a variety of alluring flowers for every feeling you’d ever want to express.
“A flower is not a flower alone; a thousand thoughts invest it.”
Based on its color, salvia have different meanings. Blue salvia means “thinking of you“, whereas red salvia, it means “forever mine.” So if you’re choosing salvia to a sweetheart’s bouquet, watch your colors!
Red roses aren’t the only flower with a romantic meaning, so you don’t have to totally splurge to show your dedication. Red tulips are also considered a declaration of love, and they’re especially gorgeous in the spring. Red tulips are the hue of choice to express that you are deeply in love.
From their wonderful scent to their beautiful purple hue, a bouquet of lavender is a message of devotion. It also has calming aromatherapy properties, so a bouquet of lavender may make an excellent gift for a student or anyone in your life who needs some relaxation.
It may be tricky to spell, but the chrysanthemum has a simple message: honesty. Generally chrysanthemums are believed to represent happiness, love, longevity and joy.
Gift these cheery yellow blooms to someone celebrating a new job, a new home, or a new addition to their family. Daffodils symbolize “new beginning or rebirth“.
While they are one of the bolder blooms in a garden, these flowers are actually sentimental. In fact, they serve as a reminder to never forget absent friends. Send them to someone you love who lives far away, for a nice thinking-of-you gift.
Peony have diffrent meanings. Oddly enough, these sweet, many-petaled blooms represented “anger” to Victorians. Nowadays, however, peonies symbolise prosperity, good luck, love and honour. If you give someone a white peony, it will symbolize shame, shyness, regret, or apology.
If you need the perfect bloom to add to a wedding bouquet, look no further than myrtle. It stands for good luck and love in a marriage, so there’s no better flower to carry down the aisle.
Considering that Magnolia is believed to have existed from the beginning of time, it symbolizes longevity and perseverance.
Magnolias can also represent nobility, love for nature, feminine sweetness and beauty.
Another quirky bloom with a traditional message that might surprise you: Yarrow symbolizes love. While the weedy look of this one might not look perfectly suited for a formal bouquet, remember the symbol next time your kid picks you some wildflowers.