Not only are flowers beautiful additions to our homes, weddings and special events, they also have different meanings attached to them. Flower language, or floriography – is the art of flower symbolism, which varies depending on the type, colour and number of flowers given.
Do you want to send a message of love? Let someone know how much you admire or appreciate them? Whatever you want to say, say it with flowers after all there’s a variety for practically every feeling you’d ever want to express.
Within the art of floriography, every flower carries its own special meaning or symbolism, according to its variety and color.
Some flowers even take on a new meaning dependent on the number gifted – for example a single red rose denotes ‘love at first sight’, whereas a dozen red roses say ‘be mine’.
Once you understand the meaning of flowers, you can start experimenting with different flower content to let your loved one know exactly how you feel about them.
Red Rose: The lover’s rose, often associated with Valentine’s Day, meaning enduring passion.
Dahlia: Demonstrates the lasting bond and commitment between two people – great for anniversaries.
Red Tulip: Tulips in general mean perfect love. Red tulips take this a step further and symbolise true love, so are an ideal gift for the love of your life.
Carnation: They stand for love, fascination and distinction but the colour you choose change the meaning slightly: Light Red – admiration; Dark Red – deep love and affection; White- pure love and good luck; Pink – a Mother’s undying love.
Red Camellia: Choose these flowers if you want to show love, passion and a deep desire for someone.
Yellow Rose: Symbolise friendship and joy – perfect to give at your friend’s next dinner party.
Freesia: These delicate blooms show innocence and thoughtfulness.
Stocks: A pretty flower meaning lasting beauty, happy life and the bonds of affection – perfect for a best friend.
Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lilies): This is a flower of friendship that also symbolises wealth, prosperity and fortune.
Lavender Rose: This delicate colour of rose means enchantment and love at first sight – ideal for a blossoming romance.
Sweet William: As one of the only flowers to symbolise masculinity, sweet william means gallantry. Historically, Sweet William was mentioned in romantic ballads as a noble, lovelorn hero, so give these to your knight in shining armour.
Amaryllis: Give this flower to someone you find incredibly beautiful who you also value beyond their beauty.
Camellia: The general meaning of these flowers is love, affection and admiration. Go for white to show adoration and pink to show longing (often given to someone who is missed).
White Tulip: These flowers are used to show worthiness and to seek forgiveness, making them a great flower for when you’re trying to apologise.
Lily of the Valley: This delicate flower represents sweetness and purity and has appeared in the royal wedding bouquets of Kate Middleton (The Duchess of Cambridge) and Meghan Markle (The Duchess of Sussex).
Yellow Tulip: These are given to reflect cheerfulness and sunshine, but it wasn’t always this way, yellow tulips used to mean hopeless love.
Sweet Pea: Symbolising pleasure, bliss and departure after having a good time sweet peas make a lovely addition to wedding bouquets.
Gerbera: These daisy-like flowers mean cheerfulness, loyal love, innocence and purity.
Pink Stargazer Lily: These beautiful pink blooms show wealth, prosperity, honour and aspiration.
Anemone: There is quite a sad meaning associated with anemones. They show feeling forsaken or faded hope.
Flowers are not just used for aesthetic purposes. They also have symbolic significance and are used to convey various feelings and emotions. Flowers are integral to auspicious events like weddings, birthdays, religious ceremonies, and even funerals. Writers, poets, artists, and playwrights have for centuries chosen to convey their ideas and illustrate images with the help of floral symbols. Such symbolism has also been at the crux of various religions and cultures across the world.
We are made a lot of Flower 3D greeting cards. We designed with the 3D model Flower Basket or a single flower. Upon opening beautiful and unique Flower 3D cards, a basket appears full of luscious vibrant flowers and greenery.
3D Flower Basket greeting card is perfect for the mother figure in your life on Mother’s Day! This card is also great to give to someone on their Birthday, or simply can’t wait for Spring, your home always has fresh flowers in their home.
Reference: interflora.co.uk; kremp.com;