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Flowers & their meanings

Flowers & their meanings

Amaryllis Flower

These flowers have been symbolic of a hard won success, particularly in artistic endeavors. Giving an artist a bunch of amaryllis flowers is said to encourage both their creative muse and their achievements and strength in the arts.

Aster

The September birth flower. This fall-blooming herb with daisy-like flowers stands for Wisdom, Faith, and Valor. Named after the Greek word for “Star” due to it’s blooms resembling a star, Asters symbolize love, wisdom, faith, and color. The Aster flower blooms in pink, red, white, lilac and mauve. This flower became a symbol of love when in Greek mythology it was placed on the altars for the gods. So now, when you send a bouquet featuring this vibrant bloom, the message of “Take Care Of Yourself For Me” is implied. It conveys deep emotional love and affection for someone.

Bells of Ireland

Good luck. Native to Turkey, not Ireland as the name would suggest, Bells of Ireland are a symbol or wish of good luck to the recipient. However they are used in traditional weddings or special ceremonies in Ireland. Because of their shape they’re also known as Shell Flowers.

Carnation

Fascination. Love. Distinction. A pink carnation means affection, while a red carnation means ‘I love you.’ Striped carnations means regret that a love is not shared, while white carnations mean pure love, and yellow means rejection or disappointment.

Chrysanthemum

“Mums” as they are more commonly known, are one of the most widely cultivated flowers in the world. They serve as the birthday flower for those born in the month of November. Chicago and Salinas, California have adopted the mum as their official flower. The secret meaning of the mum? “You’re A Wonderful Friend.”

Daffodil (Narcissus)

Daffodils symbolize honesty and truth. They can also stand for forgiveness. They bloom each spring almost regardless of the winter weather. Daffodils should be given as a symbol of forgiveness, or in appreciation. Even though they’re not seen much in the US until spring, the Narcissus, also known as the Daffodil, Jonquil, or Paperwhite, is the flower of December.

Dahlia Flower

These spicy flowers can stand for varied meanings, including both warnings and change. A bit of a wild card, they are very useful for vibrant floral displays when paired with more slender flowers. Perhaps this flower could be warning of change, combining two meanings.

Daisy

Daises convey innocence, loyal love, and purity. It’s also said to represent keeping a secret between friends. The daisy is a perky and fun bloom that comes in a wide range of colors and sizes. Daisies make up almost 10% of all flowering plants on Earth, growing on every continent except Antarctica. In history, suitors would wear a daisy during the days of knighthood, and the women would include a daisy as part of their mementos to signify availability.

Delphinium

Open heart. Ardent attachment. A beautiful perennial that goes well from garden to vase, Delphinium have had a place in gardens since the 1500s. Like many other blooms that occur in a variety of hues, each color variation of delphinium conveys a different meaning. Pink means fickleness, white conveys a happy nature, and purple is often representing a first love. Overall, delphinium indicates strong bonds of love.

Gardenia

Perfect for the romantic at heart! Gardenias say “You’re lovely” and are viewed as a symbol of secret love. They also signify joy and purity, and are associated with thoughts of beauty.

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