Love and Relationship

Flowers And Their Meanings

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The earth laughs in flowers.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


It's not hard fact, but it's more fun when you receive flowers and their meanings are clear to you, right? It's thoughtful and it will surely help you score points with your partner and strengthen your relationship.

Maybe some florists or advertisers made it up, but these are good things to consider and use as guide when choosing what kind of flower to give.


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Flowers And Their Meanings


Carnations

Light red carnations - admiration
Dark red carnations - deeper sentiments of love and affection
White carnations - purity and luck
Pink carnations - gratitude




Daisies

Daisies - innocence, purity, beauty



Iris

Yellow iris - passion



Orchids

Orchids - wealth, love, rare and delicate beauty



Lilies

Peruvian lilies/Alstroemeria - friendship and devotion



Roses

Red roses - love and romance
Pink roses - elegance, expression of admiration and appreciation
White roses - innocence, purity, honor, reverence
Orange roses - desire, enthusiasm, fashion, excitement, fervent romance
Lavender roses - enchantment, love at first sight



Stargazers 

Stargazers - wealth and prosperity
(white stargazer - purity and sympathy)


Sunflowers 

Sunflowers - adoration, longevity, loyalty, cheerfulness


Tulips 

Tulips - generally mean perfect love
Red tulips - true love
Purple tulips - royalty
Yellow tulips - hopeless love, cheerfulness, sunshine
Variegated tulips - beautiful eyes




Calla lily

Calla lily - magnificent beauty, chastity, virtue, purity




It doesn't hurt to be extra sweet and thoughtful. It doesn't hurt to try and go an extra mile to strengthen your relationship or make someone feel special.

No need to wait for a special occasion to give flowers. Actually, it doesn't even have to be only romantic. Because flowers, for some reason is an instant cheer-me-up. It's like God's smile that when you see it, you can't help but smile back. It's too beautiful to resist. Know flowers and their meaning.



See also: Dateless on Valentine's Day
Source: proflowers



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  1. Such a Lovely and interesting post!!!!
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  2. I love flowers and knowing their symbolism is fun. Valentines Day is coming!

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  3. Beautiful post - i'm waiting for spring - tired of seeing white or browns.

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  4. Yay, the comment box finally popped up for me xox ... I love flowers Luxe, for a daily one, I love big yellow sunflowers and for love I adore red roses ♡♡

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  5. I love flowers too and I agree they are always nice to receive. Sweet post. : )

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  6. I have always been intrigued by the language of flowers. What an informative post.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

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  7. What a wonderful, helpful list, Lux! Thank you so much for sharing, and I so appreciate your precious comment left on my blog. May the dear Lord bless you abundantly for being such an encouragement to me. :) I just became your newest follower!

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  8. I love them tulips and peonies too! Carnations in my country are usually considered a sign of bad taste LOL since they're usually used at funerals

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  9. Beautiful Lux....it makes giving flowers much more meaningful. Happy day out there.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this list. Now we can get the correct flowers to convey our meaning.

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  11. Wow, I didn't know that they had different meanings, but I guess that makes sense, doesn't it? They're all so beautiful! I particularly like the calla lilys, the orchids and the iris :) It makes me excited for spring!

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  12. So many meanings ~ I had no clue. This is an interesting post today, Lux.

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  13. All flowers say to the cat is dinner time lol

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  14. Thanks for this informative post. I adore flowers, above all tulips and daisies. Have a great week ahead!

    Jasmine

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  15. Wow babe, I didn't actually know that the colours of the flowers actually represented something. I thought it was just the quantity that signifies something. I'm just amazed! Thank you for such an informative post! :)

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  16. Love learning about the meaning behind my favorite flowers! Thanks for sharing :)

    Shauna

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  17. I love flowers, thanks a lot for this post :)

    xoxo
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  18. oh so pretty, dear Lux ... just the fragrant colors we need to savor on this winter day ...

    lovely!

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  19. February must be the month for roses!

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  20. So interesting to think about what different flowers mean. I wonder how many people look up the meaning of flowers and colors before purchasing. Definitely nice to receive flowers. :)
    ~Jess

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  21. Who knew! Thanks for sharing, I never thought about the meaning of different flowers before.

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  22. I had calla lilies for my wedding but I'm a fan of all types of flowers

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  23. I absolutely enjoyed this post dear!


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  24. Hi Lux! My daughter had calla lilies at her wedding, and had no idea what they meant I'm sure of that. How fun to read over all the different messages hidden in these beautiful blooms!
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  25. So cool- I didn't know most of these!

    -Ashley
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  26. Ah! Thanks for sharing this! Now i know more about flowers!
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  27. I used to buy fresh flowers every week and have been thinking about starting that ritual again. It made me, and my kitchen table so happy. Grateful for this mini resource on meaning. Thanks for linking up at #GiveMeGrace

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  28. Cute ones ;)

    XX

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  29. it's so nice to learn their meanings so once you offer someone a flower.. you can tell them the reason why you picked that kind of flower

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  30. Thanks for a thorough explanation of the meanings of the flowers. I pinned it.
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  31. I guess I never knew different flowers had different meanings! I know one thing that makes getting flowers better -- getting them at work where all your friends can see that you are loved! It is the only bad thing about being retired!

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  32. Interesting! Always loved Stargazers and daisies! :)

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  33. this is very interesting thank you for sharing <3

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  34. I never knew this 😀 Amazing post 😊
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  35. Dear Lux, I'd love to receive a colourful bouquet of carnations :-) Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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  36. I hope you're having a great week, dear!! And this has been a really useful post! <3

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  37. Flowers are all wonderful, I love the tulips :)

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  38. Lovely post!!!
    kisses

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  39. Nice post. I did not realize all the different meaning in the flowers.

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  40. That's a really insightful post, nice of you to share.

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  41. Interesting post. thanks for sharing :)
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  42. I'm going to be honest - I don't know a lot about flowers! I do love red and white roses especially (those are my two favourite kind of flowers, even if it is a cliche :P) so it was nice to learn a little more about other ones and especially their meanings. Meaning is what intrigues me the most.

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  43. Nice colors ;)

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    Mónica Sors

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  44. Thank you for sharing the background for each flower! I love all flowers, but I am pretty partial to roses, for some reason :) You did a great job with this article highlighting the meaning behind giving flowers, and you are so right, it doesn't have to be a special occasion! Enjoyed your post today :)

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  45. great post dear,i love the pictures

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  46. I LOVE this, Lux!!! I didn't know all of this about so many flowers, and what a PERFECT time to share the information. Sharing everywhere...

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  47. Flowers - they sure a meaningful. Thats why I started growing them instead of buying.

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  48. Thanks for sharing---it was fun learning the symbolism behind each beautiful flower!

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  49. I love flowers and they always put a smile on my face. I am not so sure about their meaning. Thank you for the meaning.

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  50. I love having flowers in the house at this time of year, they really cheer the place up on damp dark days.

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  51. Hi Lux,
    I am following you from Missional Women. I love your list of flowers and their meanings. Beautiful pictures too.
    Blessings,
    Janis

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  52. Beautiful post, Lux! I loved how you said flowers are like "God's smile." Hope you have an amazing weekend! Blessings :)

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  53. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  54. Great post and beautiful flowers!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  55. Really interesting. You forget that people used to,attach so much meaning to flowers. Now, I think the meaning has been lost as it's whatever was on special,when they were choosing. Have a lovely week :)

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  56. Love it, interesting Post!

    Happy Valentines Day, lovely Greetings <3

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  57. Well done! I absolutely had fun reading this. Happy Monday!

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  58. This is really informative. I love the Calla Lily that you chose!

    Jo
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  59. How charming that each flower has a meaning to convey ... I need to be back here to see, next time I choose something to a good friend!
    Happy weekend to you, Lux!

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  60. Such a lovely post, Lux. Definitely going to bookmark this post. Thank you for sharing.

    xoxo
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  61. i don't know much about flowers, so this was a very informative post! :)

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  62. Very informative post,.. I did not know meaning of many flowers :)
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