What is the meaning of flowers

What do different flowers mean?

Meaning of Flowers

Aster:

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Background: With their wildflower beauty and lush texture, asters have long been considered an enchanted flower. The name aster is derived from the Greek word for star, and its star-like flowers can be found in a rainbow of colours from red to lavender and blue.

Meaning of Asters: They're known as a talisman of love and a symbol of patience.

Carnations:

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Background: Some say carnations were once used during traditional Greek coronations, today though it symbolises the official state flower for Ohio. Many lovers perceive it as a safer alternative to roses as the red carnation stops short of conveying one's "undying love".

Meaning of Carnations: In general, they express love, fascination and distinction while every colour carries a unique association

Pink Carnations:
Implies I will never forget you

Purple Carnations:
Suggests Capriciousness

Red Carnations:
Conveys Admiration, my heart aches for you

Striped Carnations:
Sorry I can't be with you

White Carnations:
Expresses pure love and innocence

Yellow Carnations:
Stands for disdain and rejection

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Chrysanthemums:

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Background: These "mums" as people call them were first discovered in china. Not only are these flowers great to look at but Chrysanthemums have medicinal properties and tea possibilities that some people tap into.

Meaning of Chrysanthemums: They normally symbolize optimism and joy.

-  General

You're a wonderful friend, cheerfulness

Red Chrysanthemums:

I love you

White Chrysanthemums:

Truth

Yellow Chrysanthemums:

Slighted love 

Gerberas:

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Background: There are now over 200 varieties of Gerberas available in every colour imaginable, including blue! Newer varieties have double petals, giving a fluffy look to the flower, or thin, spidery petals, or wider, thicker petals.

Meaning of Gerberas: In the language of flowers, Gerberass convey innocence, modesty and purity, whilst white Gerberas indicate innocence; yellow Gerberas say 'I'll try harder' and orange Gerberas say 'You are my sunshine'.

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Gladiolus:

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Background:"Glads" were named for the shape of their leaves, gladioli – from the Latin word "gladius," meaning sword.

Meaning of Gladiolus: Symbolizing strength of character and moral integrity, gladioli also represent infatuation, with a bouquet conveying to the recipient, that they pierce the giver's heart with passion.

Proteas:

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Background: The unique Protea is one of the oldest flowers in the world, dating back at least 300 million years ago. This flower derives its beauty and personality from its thick stalk and strong, radiant flowers. And not forgetting that it's our national flower as well.

Meaning of Proteas: The Protea has become the symbol of strength, diversity, courage and transformation.

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Ranunculus:

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Background: Also known as Buttercup and Coyote's Eyes, legend has it that the mythological Coyote was tossing his eyes up in the air and catching them when Eagle snatched them. Unable to see, Coyote created eyes from the buttercup. Smothered in rich, golden light, the Ranunculus has long been revered for its assumed alchemical properties.

Meaning of Ranunculus: In the language of flowers, a bouquet of ranunculus says “I am dazzled by your charm.”

Sunflowers:

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Background: Strong and radiant, the sunflower is famous for tracking the path of the sun across the sky throughout the day. Shepherds who would come across them would use them to help calculate the time and for this reason the wonderful sunflower is symbolic of timelessness.

Meaning of Sunflowers: If you're looking to convey adoration, homage and devotion or if you'd like someone to know that they're of timeless importance to you, sunflowers are the key!

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Tulips:

Background: In the 17th century, tulips became so popular, particularly in the Netherlands that the price of a single bulb soared to new heights, causing markets to crash causing "tulip mania".

Meaning of Tulips:

Yellow Tulips

   Symbolizes cheerful thoughts

White Tulips 

   Conveys forgiveness

Purple Tulips

   Represents royalty

Red Tulips

   Signifies "perfect love" 

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Background: In ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. It was believed that if the father of an unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. And if the mother ate small orchid tubers, it would be a girl.

Meaning of Orchids: The delicate exotic orchid represents love, luxury, beauty, strength and elegance!

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Lilies:

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Background: Derived from the Greek word "Leiron", the lily was so honored by the Greeks that they believed it sprouted from the milk of the queen of the God's-Hera.

Meaning of Lilies:

White Lilies:

   Stands for purity and virtue

Peruvian Lilies:

   Represents friendship and devotion

White Stargazer Lilies:

   Expresses sympathy

Pink Stargazer Lilies:

   Signifies wealth and prosperity

Lily of the Valley

   Symbolizes humility and devotion

Calla Lilies:

   Suggests Majestic beauty

Arum Lilies:

   Implies absolute beauty and finesse 

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Background: The daffodil is synonymous with spring and in Wales, it's believed that if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth. Always remember to present daffodils in a bunch though because the same legend has it that when given a single bloom, it can foretell of misfortune.

Meaning of Daffodils: It implies rebirth, new beginnings, unrequited love, chivalry and eternal life
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Freesia:

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Background: Freesia's are among the most popular fragrant flowers. And believe it or not the pink and red varieties are more highly scented than the white variation. With wiry stems and delicate blooms, it's not surprising that the most popular Freesia variety is named Ballerina

Meaning of Freesia: These blooms are said to symbolize sweetness, innocence and friendship

Iris:

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Background: It's said that purple irises were planted over the graves of women to summon the goddess Iris to guide them in the journey to heaven. Irises became linked to the French monarchy in the middle ages eventually becoming their national symbol-the fleur-de-lis.

Meaning of Irises: They symbolize faith, valour, wisdom, a cherished friendship and hope.

Roses:

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Background: Long adored for being the most romantic and sensual of all flowers, the ancient Greeks and Romans associated them with the Goddesses of love. They were used for centuries to convey messages without words and also represented confidentiality. In Latin "sub rosa" means "something told in secret" and in Rome, a wild rose was placed on the door to a room where confidential matters were being discussed. They're versatile and appropriate for any and every occasion!

Meaning of Roses:

Red Roses:

The lover's rose- signifying romantic love and enduring passion

White Roses:

Conveys humility and innocence, truth and reverence and is associated with young love.

Yellow Roses:

In Victorian times it represented jealousy, today it expresses friendship and joy

Pink Roses:

Suggests gratitude, appreciation, feminity, elegance and admiration

Orange Roses:

Implies enthusiasm and desire

Lilac/Purple Roses:

Stands for enchantment and love at first sight

Multi-coloured Roses:

Expresses gaiety or unity

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Background: Every child that has ever gone to school has pulled daisy petals off one by one and chanted the poem "he loves me, he loves me not". The word daisy is derived from the Anglo Saxon and means "day's eye" as it resembles the sun and opens at dawn, just as the day is beginning.

Meaning of Daisies: They symbolize innocence, loyal love and purity

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Meaning of flower colours:

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Meaning of Blue flowers: The blues of a bloom represent peace, openness and serenity. A floral arrangement with blues offers an antidote to anxiousness. View arrangements with blue flowers.

Meaning of Pink flowers: Think grace, gentility and happiness…pink blossoms convey youth, innocence and joy. View arrangements with pink flowers.

Meaning of Purple flowers: With origins of royalty, purple flowers now represent pride, dignity and success. Whether in a vase or cello, they show off accomplishment and admiration. View arrangements with purple flowers.

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Meaning of White flowers: These flowers evoke simple beauty and are associated with innocence, humility and reverence. No matter which white flower it is, they can convey modesty and elegance. View arrangements with white flowers here.

Meaning of Yellow flowers: Yellow blooms have the power to evoke joy and lightheartedness in anyone. It's also a symbol of friendship and conveys a message of new beginnings and happiness. View arrangements with yellow flowers.

Meaning of Orange flowers: Symbolizing energy, enthusiasm and warmth, this vibrant colour conveys confidence, satisfaction and a passion for life. View arrangements with orange flowers.

Meaning of Green flowers: Synonymous with nature, this colour represents health, resilience, good fortune and youth. Green flowers can send a message of optimism and renewal. View arrangements with green flowers.

Meaning of Lavender flowers: Represents refinement, grace and elegance. With violet flowers considered delicate and precious, an arrangement with these blossoms sends a message of feminine beauty. View arrangements with lavender flowers.

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