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The Meaning of Flowers

The meaning of flowers can take any nature ranging from innocent love to friendship and everlasting love. When you are unable to express your feelings through words, flowers can easily pass the message on your behalf. The meaning of lowers is believed to have begun in Turkey way back during the 17th century when lovers used floral exchanges to pass specific messages. The Victorian era experienced the increase in popularity of flower language as well as corresponding meanings assigned to different types of flowers. Many dictionaries of “florography” were published in England during this period. Any suitors used these dictionaries to choose the most appropriate bouquets for their loved ones.

Flowers have been associated with different feelings and expressions over a long period of time. However, it is still very hard to assemble a list of flower meanings because one flower has many different connotations based on what it is referring to. In addition, different cultures assign different meanings and qualities to different flowers. Therefore, you will likely get a different flower meaning depending on the geographical location of the person you ask. Although there are specific meanings associated with different flowers types, the meanings can also be heartfelt or personalized. Many people have a tendency of personalizing the experience by giving flower types or colors that come with a specific meaning to the recipient or occasion.

Flower meanings convey and express different emotions and sentiments. For instance, sunflowers can mean respect or haughtiness while iris expresses a message of being sent since it is named after the messenger of gods according to Greek mythology. A string of ivy flowers symbolizes fidelity, a daffodil regard, and a pansy flower signifies thoughts.

What are your feelings when you receive flowers from someone? Do your reactions vary according to the type of flowers you receive? Does the colour play a part in your reactions? Human beings are believed to associate their feelings with the type of flowers they receive. For example, a carnation may express how someone appreciates your friendship, a rose could signify a strong feeling of passion and a yellow tulip shows how someone is helplessly in love.
The following list shows flowers and their meanings:

Alstroemeria: Alstroemeria is a hardy flower that got its meaning from Baron Klas Van Alstoemeria, the man who discovered it in 1753.The flower is commonly associated with friendship. Sending flower arrangements containing alstroemeria to someone tells how much you value your friendship.

Amaryllis: Amaryllis bulb popularly known for its ability to continuously produce flowers up to 75 years. These flowers typically symbolize radiant beauty. Give the stunning amaryllis to that special person who is beautiful from inside out.

Anemone: Anemone flower falls under the buttercup family of flowers. It is believed to have come from the Roman god Adonis blood. The Anemone flower is generally associated with anticipation. This lovely flower will help soothe the nerves of your loved ones.
Anthurium: Anthurium is believed to originate from Hawaii and it is among the most popular exotic flowers. Anthurium is said to be the most long-lasting of all the tropical flowers available. It symbolizes hospitality. Ensure you present a flower arrangement containing anthuruims each time you show up as a guest in someone’s home.

Aster: The ancient generations believed that the burning aster leaves would drive the evil serpents away. Today, asters are used to represent element of patience. Many people today send aster flowers to show they appreciate the recipients bearing with them.

Bird of Paradise: Also commonly referred to as the crane flower, bird of paradise name is derived from the appearance of the flowers which resemble the brightly coloured flying bird. Each flower comes with three blue and orange petals with a few varieties having yellow ones. Originating from South Africa, this wonderful and strange flower symbolizes joy, magnificent, exciting and wonderful anticipation. You can choose the Bird of Paradise for any celebratory occasion. You can choose the Bird of Paradise for any celebratory occasion.
Bouvardia: The name of these flowers was derived from a Parisian doctor, Charles Bouvardia. Bouvardia flowers originated from Mexico and was introduced to Europe in mid-1800.Bouvard symbolizes a sense of enthusiasm. Appreciate your hard working staff with an arrangement made from bouvardia.
Carnation: Originally belonging to the East, carnations have been grown for over 2,000 years. These fragrant flowers show the feeling of beauty and pride. Sending a flower arrangement of carnations lets the recipient know that you are proud of them.
Chrysanthemum: Originating from the Chinese gardens more than 2,000 years ago, chrysanthemum flowers are acknowledged to symbolize he sun. They represent he essence of fidelity. Ensure you send your spouse these flowers in honor of your wedding anniversary.
Cattail: The flower meaning of cattail is prosperity and peace. The plant of cattails has spongy, starchy, creeping stems and strip-like leaves.

Chrysanthemum: These flowers symbolize long life, joy, optimism, and fidelity. A white chrysanthemum represents loyal love and truth, a red chrysanthemum means love, while a yellow one shows slighted love.

Daffodil: It is generally believed that when daffodils arise from the ground then winter is almost ending and warmer weather is coming. These flowers symbolize chivalry and regard. Daffodils signify eternal life, new beginning and rebirth. A bunch of daffodils symbolizes happiness and joy while a single daffodil foretells a misfortune.

Dahila: Dahlia is a native flower to Central America, Colombia and Mexico. This flower has almost 36 species with the hybrids popularly cultivated as garden plants. It beautiful and charming appearance makes it one of the most popular flowers loved by many people across the globe.
Daisies represent purity and innocence. These flowers convey loyal love to someone. Gerbera Daisy particularly represents cheerfulness.

Delphinium: Delphinium symbolizes levity, lightness, fun, and big-heartedness. It also shows ardent attachment

Forsythia: This beautiful flower symbolizes anticipation of an exciting occasion.

Freesia: Freesia flowers represent thoughtfulness and innocence.  
Gardenia: Gardenia signifies sweetness and purity. They symbolize secret love and convey a message of joy. The gardenia flowers tell the receiver that you are lovely.
Gerbera: These flowers belong to the daisy family and their symbolism is normally associated with the daisy flowers. Gerbera particularly represents cheerfulness.

Gladiolus: Also commonly referred to a s the sword lily or corn lily, gladiolus flowers are available in a wide range of beautiful colours. These flowers are native to South Africa and other sub-Saharan Africa. The beautiful flowers represent honor, faithfulness and strength of character. It also represents remembrance.

Heather Lavender: Heather is among the most popular plants used in landscaping. It is a beautiful flower with a number of uses. The floral meaning of heather is beauty, protection, solitude and admiration.
Hyacinth: Hyacinth is a very beautiful flower that comes in shades of yellow, white, pink, red, purple, and blue. In terms of their general meaning, these flowers symbolize sports, games and rashness. The yellow hyacinth represents jealousy, white is for loveliness, pink or red for play, purple for sorrow, and the blue hyacinth represents constancy.          
Hydrangea: These flowers are native to North and South America as well as southern and eastern Asia. The floral meaning of hydrangea is heartfelt emotions. These flowers make ideal addition to an arrangement with a variety of colours as well as a number of beautiful small flowers. The hydrangea flowers are meant to show the receiver that their understanding is appreciated. These flowers can also be used to express rigidity and heartlessness.

Iris: Iris is a Greek word meaning rainbow. Although these flowers are emblem of French settlers in Canada, they have many floral meanings including wisdom, eloquence, compliments, faith, passion, purity, valor, hope, and faith. Iris flowers can also be used to show an appreciation of friendship.      
Kangaroo Paw: Kangaroo Paw flower originates from Australia. Being a unique flower, Kangaroo Paw flower has specific floral meaning.

Larkspur: Commonly known as “lark’s heel,” the larkspur flowers show lightness or levity. These flowers also indicate haughtiness and fickleness. These flowers are poisonous when consumed and maybe that is why their meaning is fickleness. They make a perfect addition for those people who are hard to live with.

Lilac: The flower meaning of lilacs is confidence and youthful innocence. Purple lilac represents first love, field lilac means charity and white lilac represents innocence and humility.

Lily represents refined beauty and purity. Lily of the Valley signifies purity of heart and sweetness, orange lily symbolizes passion, white lily represents virginity and modesty, and the yellow lily represents gaiety. The Easter lily is normally associated with the Virgin Mary.
Magnolia: Magnolia is one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. The floral meaning of magnolia is nobility.

Marigold: The floral meaning of marigold flowers is jealousy, grief, and cruelty.

Mistletoe: Mistletoe plant is sometimes referred to as the Sacred Plant of India. The Floral meaning of mistletoe flowers is surmounting difficulties and affection. These flowers are also used to say “Kiss me.”

Monkshood: Monkshood flowers are meant to pass a message of warning. They say” beware, because a deadly foe is near.”

Moss: The floral meaning of moss flowers is charity and maternal love.
Myrtle: The symbolic meaning of myrtle flower is marriage and love. 
Nasturtium: Mostly used for ornamental purposes, nasturtium is an edible flower used in most salads. The floral meaning of nasturtium is victory and conquest.

Oleander: Widely used as ornamental plants, oleander flowers are popularly known for their beauty. It is very toxic and used to mean caution.

Orange Blossom: Orange blossom is the state flower of Florida and it sued to symbolize good fortune in ancient times. Today, it is added to the bridal arrangements to symbolize marriage, eternal love and fertility. It is also used to symbolize innocence.

Orange Mock: Orange mock is a simple and beautiful small flower which makes a great addition to any arrangement. This flower symbolizes deceit.

Orchid: Orchid forms the largest family of flowering plants with over 800 genera and 25,000 species. They are about four times the population of mammals on earth. The floral meaning of orchid is love, refinement and feminine beauty.

Ranunculus: Ranunculus has got its roots in Asia and it has been popularly known for its medicinal properties. It is a very beautiful flower that symbolizes radiant beauty and elegancy.

Rose: Symbolizing the everlasting feeling of passion and love, the meaning of roses is also based on colours. The yellow roses symbolize infidelity, red means passion, pink happiness, and white symbolizes purity. First cultivated in the Asian gardens over 5,000 years ago, roses were introduced to other parts of the world during the Roman Empire and they were later cultivated for ornamental purposes.

Snapdragon: The flower meaning of snapdragon is strength and graciousness. The genome of these flowers has been thoroughly studied.

Statice: The flower meaning of statice is remembrance. To express how much you miss someone, never forget to add statice in your flower arrangement before sending it.

Sunflower: The flower meaning of sunflowers is adoration. The name sunflower is associated with their nature of turning their heads to the sun. They belong to the genus helianthus, a reference to the sun god. They are American native flowers as well as state flowers of Kansas. The lofty heights of sunflowers have made them symbolize haughtiness and adoration.

Sweet Pea: The sweet pea flower is a native Italy flower and it is popularly known for is sweet fragrance. The symbolism associated with sweet pea flower is adieu, departure, good-bye, delicate pleasure, bliss, and appreciation for a lovely time. These flowers were particularly popular in late 1800s and are most closely associated with the month of April. Sweet pea flowers are considered as age floral symbol for Edwardian England.

Tulip: The flower meaning associated with tulips is perfect love and fame. He symbolic meaning of tulips also changes with the colour of the flower. Cream coloured tulips says “I’ll forever love you”, yellow tulips says” there is sunshine in your smile”, while the red ones symbolizes a declaration of love. These flowers are the foremost national icon of Holland, competing with windmills and wooden shoes! Lavishly express your love to that special someone with tulips.