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Flowers in everyday life

In modern times, people have sought ways to cultivate, buy, wear, or just be around flowers and blooming plants, partly because of their agreeable smell. Around the world, florists sell flowers for a wide range of events and functions that, cumulatively, encompass one's lifetime:


Flowers as symbols

Daisies are a symbol of innocence.

Gentle and lovely, flowers share their beauty with us and bring us a touch of eternal things. Each variety of flower has its own special quality and meaning. By establishing an inner contact with the flower, this meaning can be known. Many flowers have important symbolic meanings in Western culture. The practice of assigning meanings to flowers is known as floriography. Some of the more common examples include:

Red roses are given as a symbol of love, beauty, and passion.

Poppies are a symbol of consolation in time of death. In the UK, Australia and Canada, red poppies are worn to commemorate soldiers who have died in times of war.


Irises/Lily are used in burials as a symbol referring to "resurrection/life". It is also associated with stars (sun) and its petals blooming/shining.

Flowers speak to us when we know how to listen to them. It is a subtle and fragrant language. The carrying of flowers by the bride goes back to ancient times when it was believed that strong smelling herbs and spices would ward off and drive away evil spirits, bad luck and ill health. During Roman times the bride and groom wore floral garlands signifying new life and hope for fertility.


During Victorian times, flowers took on an additional significance as lovers would send messages to each other using different flowers, each with its own symbolic meaning. These associations were soon adopted for the bridal bouquet and are still used today by many brides.

The most popular flowers with their traditional meanings are:


Almond blossom - Hope

Apple blossom - Good fortune and better things to come

Barberry - Bad temper

Burdock - Touch me not

Camellia - Gratitude

Carnation - Fascination and love

Chrysanthemum - red - I love you

Chrysanthemum - white - Truth

Cyclamen - Modesty and shyness

Daffodil - Regard

Daisy - Innocence

Fern - Fascination and sincerity

Flowering Almond - Hope

Forget-me-not - Remembrance and true love

Gardenia - Joy

Heather - Good luck

Hellebore - Scandal

Heliotrope - Devotion and faithfulness

Honeysuckle - Generosity

Hyacinth - Loveliness

Hydrangea - Boastfulness

Ivy - Eternal fidelity

Iris - Flame/burning love and warmth of affection

Japonica - Loveliness

Jasmine - Amiability

King's Cup - I wish I were rich

Larkspur - Fickleness

Lemon blossom - Fidelity in love

Lilac (white) - Youthful innocence


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Lily - Majesty

Lily-of-the-valley - Return of happiness

Magnolia - Perseverance

Maidenhair - Discretion

Marigold - Grief

Meadow Saffron - My best days are past

Mimosa - SensitivityMyrtle - Love

Narcissus - Egotism

Orange blossom - Purity and virginity

Orchid - Beauty

Peach blossom - Captive

Pink - Boldness

Rose (red) - Love, happiness

Rose (yellow) - Friendship

Rose (coral) - Desire

Rose (peach) - Modesty

Rose (dark pink) - Thankfulness

Rose (pale pink) - Grace

Rose (orange) - Fascination

Rose (white) - Innocence

Rosemary - Remembrance

Snowdrop - Hope

Sweet Pea - Pleasure

Tulip - red - I love you

Tulip - white - I am worthy of you

Tulip - Love

Veronica - Fidelity

Violet - Faithfulness

The Meaning of Flowers, Victorian Meanings now used by Brides

Victorian Flowers

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