11 Flowers Commonly Used in Bouquets and Their Symbolic Meaning

    11 Flowers Commonly Used in Bouquets and Their Symbolic Meaning

    11 Flowers Commonly Used in Bouquets and Their Symbolic Meaning
    Greg
    7:03 PM EST, February 24, 2022

    Flowers are not just a common Valentine's Day present in many countries. It is also a good gift expressing our emotions. When you find out what exactly a given flowers mean, you will be able to customize your gift even better.

    A bouquet full of emotions

    If you love someone, you don't need a special occasion to give them flowers. If you learn about the symbolic meaning of each plant, you will be able to express your emotions in a very detailed way. And, since flowers can enchant everyone, not only women, you can do that for anybody you wish, be that your friend, teacher or just anybody you feel some gratitude for.

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    Kateryna Tyshkul/unsplash

    #1 Freesia

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    They symbolize friendship, trust, respect and recognition. At the same time they can also be used to invite someone to flirt with you. White freesia are often chosen for wedding bouquets.

    #2 Carnations

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    Sheelah Brennan/unsplash

    In some parts of the world these flowers are associated with the Women' Day. They stand for a number of things, depending on the color:

    • red: admiration, passion, love

    • pink: female, falling in love

    • white: they are a declaration of pure intentions and often mean the bond with mother

    • yellow: they are treated as a symbol of rejection; this is how you let the other side know that you are not interested.

    #3 Lilies

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    Mike Tinling/unsplash

    Apart from a very intensive smell the flowers carry a lot of meaning. First of all they are symbols of purity, innocence and virginity. In Christianity they are associated with Holy Mother of God (and that is why witches were believed to keep away from them). They are the flowers of brides. In some cultures only the best housewives were thought to be able to grow them.

    If you receive them, it means that someone wishes you all the best.

    #4 Tulips

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    John-Mark Smith/unsplash

    These spring flowers express affection and best wishes. While buying tulips, however, pay extra attention to their color as:

    • red means desire and enthusiasm,

    • pink stands for care

    • white is forgiveness

    • yellow is the color of happiness, and positive thinking

    #5 Forget-me-nots

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    pinterest

    Just like the name suggests, giving these flowers you declare that you will always remember the person and you really appreciate the relationship. Moreover the flowers symbolize faithfulness, true love, respect and loyalty.

    White forget-me-nots are a good gift for new mothers as they mean the purity and innocence of their babies.

    #6 Gerber daisies

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    Jamie Coupaud/unsplash

    These flowers are often chosen for bouquets. They are quite universal as, once again depending on the color, they carry several meanings:

    • red: love for friends and family members

    • yellow: joy, victory

    • white: to pay tribute

    • pink: respect and admiration

    • orange: joy, enthusiasm, cordiality

    #7 Lilly-of-the-valley

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    Dagmara Dombrovska/unsplash

    They announce the arrival of spring and symbolize a new feeling being born, shyness, tenderness. They can also be a declaration that we wish to spend our lives with the person of our choice.

    #8 Chrysanthemum

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    Erol Ahmed/unsplash

    Though in many countries these flowers are associated with death and cemeteries, their symbolic meaning is much wider. They mean loyalty, lasting friendship, support of the close people and devotion as well as positive energy and trust. They are also symbols or regeneration and rebirth.

    #9 Roses

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    Emily Fletke/unsplash

    These are genuine queens of flowers. They are even believed to have some magical powers. And perhaps this is why we often buy bouquets made of roses mostly or only.

    The symbolic meaning of roses:

    • red: passionate love (both in physical and emotional sense),

    • pink: everlasting friendship and admiration,

    • yellow: strength, wisdom (a good idea to celebrate promotion, a professional success or a passed exam),

    • white: honesty, engagement, innocence, modesty,

    • orange: the willingness to move from friendship to love.

    #10 Daisies

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    Sixteen Miles Out/unsplash

    They are symbols of purity and innocence. In Nordic mythology they are the attribute of Frea, the goddess of fertility, love, magic and vegetation. That is why the flowers are often associated with motherhood, labor and new beginnings. They will be a perfect gift for a new mother.

    #11 Peonies

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    Karina Maslina/unsplash

    They symbolize wealth, health and marital loyalty as well as harmonic life. A peony wedding bouquet is believed to secure a decent life without any financial problems for the couple.

    Which flowers do you like getting the most?
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