The meaning of flowers can impact the message that your gift makes. From the type of flower to the color of the flower, the thought that goes into the flowers you give is more important than the money spent on them. From Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day to birthdays, weddings, funerals and get well wishes, send more than a bouquet of flowers, send a message with them as well. In this article, we will explore the meanings of just a few various flowers and their colors.
Red: A staple for Valentine’s Day. Red roses are the traditional symbol for love and romance, and a time-honored way to say “I love you.”
Purple: Signify that the giver has fallen in love with the recipient at first sight.
Pink: As a symbol of grace and elegance, the pink rose is often given as an expression of admiration. Pink roses can also convey appreciation as well as joyfulness.
Yellow: The bright, sunny color expresses a feeling of warmth and happiness. The yellow rose is an ideal symbol for joy and friendship.
White: Represent innocence and purity and are traditional for marriages and new beginnings. The white rose is also a symbol of honor and reverence, and white rose arrangements are often used as an expression of remembrance.
The meanings of carnations include fascination, distinction, and love. As with roses, the different colors also have different meanings.
Light red carnations: Often used to convey admiration.
Dark red carnations: Expresses deeper sentiments of love and affection.
White carnations: Associated with purity and luck.
Pink carnations: Often given as a sign of gratitude.
In the early part of the 20th century, carnations became the official flower of Mother’s Day.
When you want to send the gift of cheer, gerbera daisies are your perfect choice. These have large flowering heads that closely resemble those of sunflowers. Gerbera daisies come in a vibrant rainbow of colors. Bright pink, snow white, sunny yellow, and ruby red are just a few of the gorgeous colors that these happy flowers boast.
The gerbera daisy holds an added meaning of cheerfulness, which stems from the assortment of colors available. An assorted bouquet of gerbera daisies can lift the spirit and sending one is an ideal way to brighten someone’s day. These are just the perfect message for many different occasions such as birthdays, get well, congratulations, thank you among other cheerful messages.
There are over 200 varities of Iris in a rainbow of colors. The most popular is blue. Named for the Greek goddess Iris, she acted as the link between Heaven and earth. Purple irises were planted over the graves of women to summon the Goddess to guide the dead in their journey. Athough the Iris is a good choice for the grieving, it has a history that includes many other meanings as well. This flower is the perfect choice for corporate gifts, sympathy, get well, thinking of you, and birthday.
The meaning of tulips is generally perfect love. Again, as with many flowers the different colors of tulips also often carry their own meaning.
Red tulips: Associated with true love.
Purple tulips: Symbolize royalty.
Yellow tulips: Once represented hopeless love and now they are a common expression for cheerful thoughts. White tulips are used to claim worthiness or to send a message of forgiveness.
Variegated tulips: Very popular due to their striking color patterns, represent beautiful eyes.
With so many flowers, so many colors, so many possible combinations, take some time to convey the message that you are trying to send with your gift of flowers by combining colors, textures and varities. How about a red rose with a pink carnation for true love and the gratitude you have for having found your true love? It never has to be a big expensive bouquet that gets your message across but it does have to have more meaning that the number you see on your credit card bill.