Sending flowers to someone is akin to sending a message as flowers are infused with symbols and meaning. When you receive exotic flowers like tulip from someone, what is the messenger trying to imply? I had just received a customised bouquet from Litte Flower Hut. It consists a medley of Veronica, Rose, Ranunculus, Tulip, and Green bell. It looks amazing, but I wonder what it meant.
Through flowers, we can express our heartfelt feelings which are sometimes quite difficult to put into words. Understanding this flower language (or Floriography) is important as you wouldn’t want to be sending funeral flowers like yellow Chrysanthum to your spouse on a special occasion.
Here’s a list of the 15 common flowers and its significances. I wonder who determines the representation of each flower though. It’s interesting to note that the colour of the flower also affects the symbolization of the flower.
Carnation: Pride, beauty
Daisy: Innocence, purity
Delphinium: Fun, light
Green bell: Unchanging love, honesty and obedience
Lily: Purity, refined beauty
Orchid: Exotic beauty
Peony: Bashfulness, compassion, prosperity
Rose: Passionate, love
Ranunculus: Radiant Charm
Sunflower: Pure thoughts, dedication
Tulip: Declaration of love
Veronica: Fidelity, loyalty
Rose is a common flower which deemed suitable for most occasions, but there are so many other flowers out there which also signifies love and passion. Tulip is a perfect example, and I wonder why there aren’t many people giving out tulips on Valentine’s Day.
And now, you know that you have to choose your flowers wisely. Otherwise, it is best to leave it to the florist to arrange a beautiful bouquet of flowers for your loved ones. Do you enjoy sending or receiving flowers? Do let me know in the comment box below!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!