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Discover the Meaning of Popular Flowers!

Updated on June 11, 2017

Do you know the language of flowers?? Do you ever find it difficult while choosing between flowers?? Make your loved one feel more special by speaking the language of flowers ,and by giving them the flower they deserve. Make choosing flower easier by knowing what each flower signifies. The list below shows the meaning of different popular flowers:

1. Roses:

Roses are the symbol of some very powerful elements. It symbolizes Love, Romance, Faith and Beauty. If anyone gifts you a rose it means they want you to know how much they love you and how much they want to be with you. Roses come in different colors and each color of rose signifies something special. The Red Rose signifies love and romance. This is the reason why The Red Roses are known as "The Flower of Valentine's Day". You can give a rose to anyone on any day and make them feel special.

Rose- The Flower of Love
Rose- The Flower of Love

2. Lilies:

In mythology and folklore, the Lily was considered for innocence and purity, with time, the lily took on different meanings according to the culture or its usage. Nowadays, Lilies are known for the devotion of the couple towards each other and thus are generally used in weddings. If your loved one gives you a lily, feel lucky as it shows their devotion towards you and your relationship. Different colors of Lily signifies different meaning.The white lily represents one's desire for purity and virtue, and the pink lily expresses the yearning for wealth and prosperity. The African lily, bearing a lavender color, tells the recipient that someone secretly loves them. The yellow lily symbolizes thankfulness and the desire for enjoyment.

Lily- The Flower of Devotion and Purity
Lily- The Flower of Devotion and Purity

3. Tulips:

The tulips are known for perfect love and coziness. Different colors of tulips carry their own significance. Red tulip symbolizes true love, while white tulips are used to claim worthiness or to send a message of forgiveness. Purple tulips are known for Royalty and yellow tulip is know for joy and cheerfulness. As one of the world’s most beloved flowers, a gift of tulips is a sure delight, enchanting in its beauty and simplicity. It's said that the tulip's velvety black center represents a lover's heart, darkened by the heat of passion. In the language of flower, a bouquet of tulips signify elegance and grace. Tulip is surely a Flower of any occasion because of the different meanings it represents.

Tulip- Flower of Nurturing and Eternal Love
Tulip- Flower of Nurturing and Eternal Love

4. Sunflowers:

The symbolic meaning of sunflower is spiritual faith and worship. Sunflowers symbolizes Good Luck, Healing and Nourishment. It is a " Get Well Soon" flower. If you receive a sunflower by someone they want you to take care of yourself and recover soon. Sunflower is associated with warmth, positivity, power, strength, and happiness since it bears such a strong resemblance to the Sun itself. The sunflower’s yellow color symbolizes vitality, intelligence, and happiness. The color yellow also traditionally symbolizes friendship.

NOTE: NEVER gift your girlfriend or your boyfriend or your crush a sunflower, especially on Valentine's Day, as it doesn't signify your love for them and also because you are indirectly friend-zoning them.

Sunflower- The Flower of Healing and Nourishment
Sunflower- The Flower of Healing and Nourishment

5. Carnation:

Carnation, a sweetly fragrant flower express Love, Fascination and Distinction. They are also the symbol of Mother's undying love. They are one of my favourite flowers because of the rich meaning they possess. They are generally worn on Mother's Day, Teacher's Day, St. Patrick's Day and Weddings. They show one's respect for another. White carnations suggest pure love and good luck, light red symbolizes admiration, while dark red represents deep love and affection. Purple carnations imply capriciousness, and pink carnations carry the greatest significance. Carnations are appropriate for nearly any occasion, as they are a symbol of both love and distinction. Due to it's elegant nature it is one of the most popular flowers in the world.

Carnation- The Flower of Fascination and Distinction
Carnation- The Flower of Fascination and Distinction

6. Orchids:

Orchids are my favourite flowers. It signifies Love, Beauty, Fertility, Refinement, Thoughtfulness and Charm. Orchids are a symbol of virility. The orchid flower’s message is difficult to dismiss. This exotic flower brings beauty and grace to any occasion with flowers that appear to float in the air. They add a flair for the unusual to floral bouquets, or simply used as potted plants as centerpieces during special occasions. And, as if that were not enough, orchids give the world the sweet flavor of vanilla, too.

If someone gives you an orchid it means they have deep feelings for you. Orchids show the elegance and grace in a girl. By just looking at them you feel different; there is warmth in it and it feels magical. Orchids are known as "The Flower of Magic and Grace". This is the reason why most brides carry orchids as their bouquet; it is like a Bride's Lucky Charm.

Orchids- The Flower of Magic and Grace
Orchids- The Flower of Magic and Grace

7. Daffodils:

Daffodils are one of the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring and are often associated with springtime and rebirth. Daffodil’s primary symbolism is that of new beginnings, rebirth and the coming of spring. It signifies Creativity, Inspiration, Renewal and Vitality, Awareness and Inner Reflection, Memory, and Forgiveness. The daffodil flower’s message is uplifting and energizing, making it the perfect flower to celebrate new beginnings or simply express your desire to revive an old relationship. It is appropriate for a housewarming, birth or simply to celebrate the coming of spring. It is generally used as a 10th anniversary flower. And thus it is known as "The Flower of a New Beginning".

Daffodils- The Flower of a New Beginning
Daffodils- The Flower of a New Beginning

Flowers and the Occasions they are used on:

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Valentine's Day
Funeral or Anniversary
Bouquet of all colors
Visiting the Hospital
Mother's Day or Teacher's Day
Red or White
White or Pink

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I hope that this blog was useful for you.. May all your encounter with these flower bloom with insight.


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      Purple girl 7 months ago from India

      Thank You.. And I hope you will like my other hubs too..

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      Threekeys 7 months ago from Australia

      Great article! Just love flowers! Knowing the meanings means we can "talk" through beauty and nature instead of through fonts or pen. Beautiful! Thank you...

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      Ray16_02 7 months ago

      A very interesting article... good fortune of reading it...!! Nice to know many new facts of flowers and their meaning !! Keep going ..All the best