As quoted beautifully by Edwin Curran, ‘Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound’. Flowers are the happiness that can be held, smelled and decorated. They are the universal embodiment of beauty and grace. Besides, giving flowers to your beloved is among the most appreciated gestures. But did you know your favourite flowers have hidden meanings? Say the red rose is linked to passion and romance, the other different-coloured ones have different meanings that you might not know. So before you get a bouquet, knowing the meaning behind will help you make the right choice. Don’t be Sherlock Holmes for we have already decoded the meanings of some famous flowers. Keep reading!
Even just one of this vibrant shade of yellow makes a pretty gift! The bright yellow sunflowers signify adoration, dedication, love, devotion, happiness and vitality. If you want to convey your true and unwavering love towards someone, gift him or her a bouquet of sunflowers. Wait, there’s more – Long ago when Spanish explorers came to America, they thought that the flowers were made of real gold. We can’t blame them because that’s the beauty of them. Also, that’s where the sunflower symbolises ‘false riches.’
Lily is a breathtaking bloom that symbolises purity and refined beauty. Though people typically use these flowers for funeral arrangements in some cultures to give as sympathy bouquets, different coloured lilies have different significance. White lilies signify purity and rebirth. Pink lilies represent prosperity, femininity and adoration. Red ones represent passion. Orange lilies signify pride and confidence. Yellow lilies signify gratitude, gaiety and cheerfulness. There are lilies of the valley that represent the purity and sweetness of the heart.
Do you know tulips were once worth more than gold, somewhere around the 17th century? Just like lilies, roses and many other flowers, tulips have different meanings depending on their shade. Giving a tough competition to the red roses are the red tulips that mean everything romantic. If you want to declare your love, red tulips will work just as great as red roses. Then there are yellow tulips that symbolise happiness. Purple tulips symbolise royalty. In a nutshell, tulips are the epitome of true love and fame.
Love, wisdom, beauty and refinement are the words that describe Orchids the best. The flower is the synonym for exoticness, sensuality and beauty. They are also considered to be a symbol of femininity and gloriousness & among the flowers to cheer up your special someone. A standard gift for a prom date and something that represents desire, an orchid is also an ideal gift for the 14th wedding anniversary. Other than purple and violet, there is the pink orchid that makes a lovely gift for someone you admire and respect.
The most favourite flower of every bouquet, carnation translates to ‘flower of love’ and has hidden meanings based on its different colours. The flowers were said to be a part of the coronation ceremony crown as they get their name from corone, a Greek word. There are dark red carnations that symbolise deep love. Pink carnations mean affection and represent motherly love. White carnations symbolise purity. Last but not the least, the yellow carnation means rejection or disappointment.
Not all flowers mean love and happiness. Each one of them expresses a specific feeling or sentiment. So the next time you consider giving something from these flower collections, double-check and even cross-check whether their meaning matches your intent. You can get these and other gorgeous blooms with online flower delivery in the UAE.