What’s your favourite flower?

Flowers are wonderful and can say more than words sometime. Have you ever wondered the meaning of flowers when choosing them as a gift?

Lovers can offer flowers to each other as a token of their longing, devotion, and love. The language and meaning of flowers has evolved over time.

ACACIA: Concealed love, chaste love.

AMARYLLIS: Pride, beauty.

APPLE BLOSSOMS: Good fortune, preference.

AZALEA: Love, romance, first love, fragile passion, temperance. It is also the Chinese symbol of womanhood and femininity.

BASIL: Best wishes.

BEGONIA: Be cordial, fanciful nature, beware.

CACTUS: Endurance, warmth.

CALENDULA: Grace, grief, jealousy. Also the birth flower for October.

CAMELLIA: Gratitude, loveliness.

CHRYSANTHEMUM: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth, long life, joy. Considered to be a noble flower in Asian culture, mums are used as an object of meditation per a suggestion by Confucius. Also the birth flower for November.

CROCUS: Cheerfulness, gladness, abuse not.

CYCLAMEN: Resignation, good-bye.

CYPRESS: Mourning, death.

DAFFODIL: Regard, rebirth, new beginnings, unrequited love, you’re the only one, chivalry, eternal life. Associated with the tenth wedding anniversary. Also the birth flower for March and the national symbol of Wales.

DAHLIA: Instability, dignity, forever, good taste.

DAISY: Innocence, loyal love, I’ll never tell, purity, love that conquers all, beauty, simplicity. Associated with the fifth wedding anniversary.

FREESIA: Innocence, thoughtfulness.

GERANIUM: Stupidity, folly, comfort, gentility.

HIBISCUS: Delicate beauty.

HYACINTH: Sport, play, games, rashness, flower dedicated to Apollo.

LILY: Majesty, wealth, pride, innocence, purity.

MAGNOLIA: Dignity, love of nature, nobility.

NARCISSUS: Egotism, conceit, self love, self admiration, formality, stay as sweet as you are. Also known as the birth flower for December.


ORANGE BLOSSOMS/FLOWERS: Purity, innocence, eternal love, marriage, and fruitfulness, fertility, pure loveliness, chastity.

ORCHID: Rare beauty, love, refinement, beautiful lady, Chinese symbol for many children, mature charm, beauty, long life. Associated with twenty-eighth wedding anniversary.

POPPY, RED: Pleasure, consolation.

ROSE: Love, passion, perfection. The rose was named for the Latin word rosa which means red. It has been a symbol of love since ancient times.

ROSE, BRIDAL: Love, happiness.

ROSE, PINK: Happiness, appreciation, admiration, friendship, sympathy.

ROSE, RED: Love, passion, respect, courage, I love you, beauty, pure and lovely, prosperity.

ROSE, SINGLE, FULL BLOOM: I love you, I still love you, new love.

ROSE, WHITE: Innocence, purity, secrecy, I am worthy of you, silence, friendship, truth, virtue, girlhood, humility spiritual love, but of the soul, reverence, charm, happy love and national symbol of England.

ROSE, YELLOW: Joy, friendship, true love, decrease of love, jealousy, try to care, freedom, slighted love, shows “I care”, gladness.

ROSES, YELLOW & RED TOGETHER: Happiness, congratulations.

ROSEMARY: Remembrance, devotion, purity, rebirth.

SAGE: Virtue.

SUNFLOWER: It follows the sun as it grows, adoration, haughtiness, devotion.

TULIP: Perfect lover, frame.

VIOLET: Modesty, faithfulness, innocence, understated beauty, you’re in my thoughts. Worn by the ancient Greeks to induce sleep and to calm tempers.

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