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Meaning of flowers in colour

Say it with flowers! For many years this has been the ‘Slogan’ of the florists.
But do we know what the meaning of flowers is?

Meaning of flowers in colour
Red stands for passion, vitality, love, romance, warmth, seduction, strength, activity, decisiveness, decadence, style and luxury.

Pink stands for romance, tenderness, delicate, joy, birth, innocence, simplicity (baby pink), sweet and softness.

Orange symbolises merriment, conviviality, warmth, optimism, joy, strength, vitality, energy, extravert, attention, motion, celebration, sportsmanship.

Yellow as symbolic meaning energy, activity, growth, strength, loving, hugging, radiant, optimism, joy, cheerfulness, warmth, sunshine and spring or new beginning.

White stands for purity, purity, cleanliness, simplicity, freshness, birth, brightness, light, silence and tranquility, natural love, innocence, truth, naturel, perfection and piety.

Meaning of flowers on species
Acacia – friendship, intimate
Achillea – elegance, friendship
Aconitum – beware
Allium – humility, patience, unity
Alstroemeria – ambitious, devotion, good fortune, hopeful,  wealth
Amaryllis – awe, admiration, enchanting beauty, pride
Anemone – caring, expectation, fragile, sincerity, thoughtfulness
Anthurium – hospitality
Antirrhinum – deception, presume
Asclepia (orange) – dignity
Aster – contented love, happy in old age
Azaleas – abundance, fragile, moderation

Babys Breath – everlasting love, happiness, innocence
Bamboo – durability, indestructibility, sincerity
Begonia – beware, take care
Bluebell – humility, everlasting love, gratitude
Buttercup – childishness, wealth

Cactus – endurance
Calla lilies – beauty
Camellia – admiration, beauty, perfection
Campanula – thankfulness
Carnation – fascination, gratitude, love, maturity and wisdom, spontaneity, unpredictability, unreliability Chrysanthemum – all souls, good friend, thoughts of precious souls
Chrysanthemum (yellow) – cautious love, rejection, vulnerability
Columbine – unpredictability , unreliability
Cosmos – peaceful
Crocus – cheerfulness, joy, spring feeling
Cyclamen – goodbye, farewell, resignation

Daffodil – regard, respect
Dahlia – dignity, good taste, elegance, luxury, splendour, wealth
Daisy – innocence, loyal, purity, romance
Delphinium  – ardent

Eryngium  – austerity, independence
Eucalyptus – protection

Fern – fascination, sincerity
Forget-me-not – do not for-get-me, memories, true love
Forsythia – anticipation, good nature, innocence
Freesia – faith, friendship, innocence, trust
Fuchsia – good taste

Gardenia – joy, purity, sweet love
Geranium – encounter, friendship, sociability
Gerbera – cheerfulness, happiness
Gladiolus – generosity, natural grace, sincerity, strength of character
Gloxinia – love at first sight
Grass – submission, surrender
Gypsophila – innocence, pure of heart

Heather – admiration, solitude
Hibiscus – delicate beauty
Holly – joyful, light, radiation
Honeysuckle – generous, dedication, reliability, strength
Houseleek – eternal life, maturity, prosperity
Hyacinth – peace, power, sincerity, strength
Hydrangea – impulsiveness, insensitive, instability
Hypericum – good health

Iris – affection, faith, friendship, hope, message, promise, wisdom
Ivy – affection, durable, friendship, loyal, strong

Jonquil – desire, love me, sympathy

Larkspur – beautiful spirit, fickleness, flippancy
Lathyrus – departure, goodbye
Lavender – distrust, refusal
Lilac – beauty, first love
Lily – intensity, pristine strength, purity
Lily of the valley – humility, intensity, purity, truth
Lotus Flower – purity, spirituality, truth

Magnolia – dignity, nobility
Marigold – contradiction, cruelty, despair, grief, jealousy
Mimosa – friendship, gentleness, faithfulness, sensitivity
Moss – charity, maternal love

Narcissi – new life, maturity, springtime, vanity
Nasturtium – conquest, patriotism

Oleander – beauty, caution, grace
Orange Blossom – eternal love, happiness, innocence, purity, wisdom
Orchids – beauty, love

Palm – Success, victory, win honorably
Pansy – expectation, happiness, hopeful, thoughtful
Passionflower – faith, nurture passion and grief, suffering
Peony- healing, nobility, pride
Petunia – anger, resentment
Phlox – souls reunited
Pine – hope, pity
Poinsettia – of good cheer
Poppy – authority, competitive, imagination, pride, superiority
Primrose – I need you, young love
Primrose (Evening) – inconstancy

Ranunculus – charming, radiant
Rhododendron – beware, take care
Rose – love

Snapdragon – deception, presumptuous
Snowdrop – hope
Solidago – success
Stephanotis – good luck, happy marriage
Stock – lasting beauty
Sunflower – adoration, pride, sunshine
Sweet Pea – departure, goodbye, thank you
Sweet William – gallantry

Tuberose – pleasure
Tulip – good luck, passion, romance, true and eternal love

Verbena – will you get your wish
Violet – faithfulness, hopeful,  virtue

Wallflower – faithfulness
Water Lily – purity of heart
Wisteria – steadfast, welcome

Yarrow – good health, healing

Zinnia – thoughts of absent friends


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