Posted: 26th October 2018

Flower Meanings

As flowers have existed for thousands of years, their history is rich amongst all cultures. Did you know that every flower has a meaning, a definition of sorts passed down through the ages and still used today. See how your choices reflect your mood or sentiments:

  • Roses
    Roses have inspired people over the ages to develop a language of roses by ascribing meanings to the colour, variety and number of roses being gifted. Traditionally of course, the rose is considered the flower of love.

  • Tulips
    The most common meaning for tulips is perfect or deep love. Because tulips are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, they can mean rebirth. Victorians often associated tulips with charity. FACT: The tulip is usually sweetly scented and depending on the variety it can grow from a few inches to over two feet tall. Did you know that a tulip will continue to grow once cut! The flower has a variety of shapes and it comes in most colours although there are no pure blue varieties.
  • Carnations
    The Latin word for carnation is dianthus which translates as flower of the gods. Carnations were cultivated as garden flowers in ancient Rome and Greece. The carnation is a symbol for fascination, distinction, and love.
  • Forget-Me-Not
    This delicate little flower is symbolised via the many tales and tragedies of the historic past. It’s meaning is for a memory that must never be erased, something worth remembering, or something that should never be forgotten.
  • Peony
    Together with the plum blossom, the peony is a national floral symbol of the country of China. The Chinese name for peony means “beautiful” and in Chinese culture the flowers represent riches, prosperity and honour. A popular choice therefore for Bridal Bouquets.

    Peonies are regarded as the symbol of good fortune and a happy marriage. In China where they were used to treat headache, asthma, and even childbirth pain.

  • Lily of the Valley
    This flower represents sweetness and the return of happiness. It can also symbolise humility. Lily of the valley is not a “true” lily. Despite its name, it actually belongs to the asparagus family!
  • Gerbera
    A flower that symbolises innocence and purity, friendship, as well as being a classic symbol of beauty. A lovely flower to share with your friends. In the Netherlands, nearly 900 million gerberas are produced every year. It’s classed as the fifth most popular flower.
  • Lisianthus
    The lisianthus may appear soft and cute, but it has a powerful symbolism, since this flower represents appreciation, gratitude and charisma. This beautiful flower is also a symbol of a lifelong bond between two people. Some often use it as a gift for anniversaries and other special occasion when love is being celebrated.
  • Gypsophila
    The iconic symbol of long lasting love because it’s commonly used to round out wedding bouquets and centrepieces. Also the link to Baby’s breath is surrounding the tiny white innocent flowers that represent purity of self discipline and fidelity is a modern meaning for this classic flower.
  • Stocks
    Stocks are an underrated bloom. They represent a long life full of happiness and success and Contentment with your life the way it is right now, also used to tie
    Bonds of affection.
Back to Blog

Stay Connected