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.

Anthurium: Hospitality

Carnation: Pride, beauty

Daisy: Innocence, purity

Delphinium: Fun, light

Gerbera: Cheerfulness

Green bell: Unchanging love, honesty and obedience

Hydrangea: Gratitude

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!

By Deenise Glitz

I'm a digital content writer from Singapore who started blogging ten years ago as a hobby and won't stop till Jesus returns. Yoga and green smoothies keep me going.

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