Posted by: marinvit | November, 2008


Flowers have become universal symbols of emotions. Whenever there is a special occasion, people buy flowers to celebrate or to let someone know that they are special. People, especially men, say with flowers what they cannot say with their lips.

Unknown to many, the kind of flowers that you give to actually have meaning. Your Valentine’s gift for instance of red roses conveyed the message right for it means ‘I love you.’ Other flowers convey different meanings. Here are some of the more popular ones and messages that each kind gives. Read on and find out what to give your loved one the next time you buy a bouquet.

Acacia (Yellow) – Secret Love

Amaryllis – describes the perfect woman, beautiful, timid and proud

Ambrosia – means love being returned

Basil – be careful when giving this flower as it conveys hatred

Bluebell – as it means humility, bluebells is a wonderful gift when saying sorry

Buttercup- conveys riches, not only of material things but of emotions

Camellia – means perfect loveliness and gratitude, which would be a wonderful thank you gift. Red camellia expresses excellence while the pink variety means extraordinary loveliness

Carnation – means pure, deep love. The red ones expresses passion, the white ones, sweetness and good luck and the pink one, being always on the mind

Chrysanthemum- this has quite a range of meanings depending on the color. White represents truth while red conveys love. Yellow Chrysanthemums have a negative meaning, slighted love.

Cornflower – represents delicacy

Daffodil – means respect for a person and hope

Dahlia – represents elegance and dignity

Daisy – this yellow flower symbolizes loyal love and innocence

Daphne – represents fame and glory

Edelweiss – signifies daring noble courage

Fern – conveys fascination and sincerity

Forget-me-not – quite literally means do not forget me. It also signifies faithful love and good memories

Gardenia – represents refinement of actions

Hawthorn – conveys hope

Holly – a great gift for wives and even husbands as the flower represents domestic happiness

Honeysuckle – signifies happiness

Hyacinth – When you want to say sorry, send this as it means “forgive me”

Honeysuckle – another type of flower that conveys generous and
devoted affection and happiness with a person.

Ivy- means lasting fidelity, fidelity and even marriage

Iris – wisdom, faith and hope

Jasmine – tells the person that you are giving them to that she has grace and elegance. White Jasmine represents amiability

Jonquil – If you return the affection, send this kind of flower
Lavender – conveys constancy

Lilac – the white variety represents youthful innocence while the purple one signifies first love

Lily of the Valley – symbolizes beauty, gaiety, and happiness

Magnolia – represents nobility of spirit

Marigold – has negative meanings: grief and discontent

Mistletoe – perhaps the reason why mistletoes are quite
notorious during Christmas as it means “kiss me”

Morning Glory – represents leaving or departure with affection

Orange Blossom – which is often used in wedding bouquets, symbolizes chastity and eternal Love

Orchid – collectively, orchids represent magnificence, love, beauty, and refinement

Pansies – means consideration

Periwinkle – Blue periwinkle means early friendship while the white one represents harmony

Poppy – this really popular flower have different meanings for its different colors. The oriental one means silence while the red represents consolation. The white symbolizes tranquility and Consolation while the yellow represents wealth and success.

Primrose – though quite beautiful, primroses have negative meanings. Generally, it conveys the message “I cannot be with you.” The evening primrose represents inconstancy.

Rose – though rose will generally mean “I Love You,” each color conveys a meaning. White, for instance, expresses purity and innocence, yellow, friendship, pink happiness and red, love and passion. Even rosebuds have meaning, innocence and purity.

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