There is so much more to a beautiful bouquet of flowers than just looking pretty, taking pride of place in our homes for us to admire. We all love to receive a stunning arrangement of our favourite flowers, and to send them is surely guaranteed to brighten up a loved one’s day, but do you know about the deeper meanings that lie behind the beauty of each petal?
Yes flowers have meanings! From protection and love to wealth and good luck, the meanings behind flowers have been studied and discussed for many hundreds of years. So next time you want to send a bouquet, take the time to understand the symbolic meaning behind the flowers of your choice.
Here are a few meanings behind some of the most common flowers, and when you should send them.
Lilies are the symbolic flowers of motherhood, fertility and nurturing, as well as representing love and partnerships. This makes lilies great for sending as a congratulations to new or expectant mothers, brides-to-be or even as a gift to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Roses are deeply symbolic of love and passion, which is why they make a great bouquet for Valentine’s Day celebrations. The meaning behind roses depends on the colour of the flower, for example, a white rose is symbolic of purity and mystery, making them great to send to your secret love interest! A yellow rose represents joy and is perfect to symbolise a more mature love, so send these to your loved one to celebrate a meaningful anniversary. As roses are so symbolic of commitment and devotion, you should only send them when you are serious about what they represent.
Daffodils are a joyful flower, symbolic of new beginnings and leaving the past behind. These are a great flower to send for accepting forgiveness or to show your appreciation for somebody.
The orchid flower is symbolic of intense desire! A very sensual flower, send these when you want to show how much you want, love and appreciate somebody.
Sunflowers are a great symbol of good luck and wealth. Send sunflowers to somebody who needs a little luck in achieving their goal, such as a job interview or for somebody setting out on a new big adventure in life. This flower also makes a touching housewarming gift.
This flower is perfect for sending to somebody who has recently achieved something as a way of saying “well done!” Symbolic of success and achievements, this beautiful flower is sure to be appreciated after a fantastic accomplishment.
A daisy generally symbolises innocence, purity, gentleness and loyal love. Delightfully cheerful, send this flower as a heartfelt message of love to a special friend in your life.
No matter what the deeper symbolic meaning behind your chosen flowers is, you can be sure that they will overall represent your generosity and love!