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December 16, 2020 4 min read

The flower’s colors, forms, and textures often seem to be telling a tale. This is why, not only for their sensory delights but also for their symbolic meanings, flowers were loved.

Did you know that if you're asking for forgiveness, giving a single daffodil allegedly leads to bad luck, and white tulips are the best choice?

You've probably heard the expression, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." And sure, the name might not hold a whole lot of weight, but the story behind your favorite flowers can have a huge influence on the gift that continues to grow.

Many of us buy roses and may not even consider such variables, depending on what our significant others like best. And apart from the fragrance, flowers are one of those presents rife with symbolism. It turns out a rose is not just a rose. It brings a strong message to its receiver that can turn your relationship into a beautiful expression of a plain old bunch of blooms.

Although many flowers are connected to love and passion, you might be surprised to learn that negativity, rage, or loss are also symbolic of some of the most common ones.

This is the floral dictionary by woodflowers.com to help you interpret before buying your bouquet of accidental funeral connotations.

·       Carnation

These bold blooms are a perfect piece of declaration and are the best choice to choose if you want to tell someone that you think about them. For someone you love, they are great and seem to be cheaper choices for those on a budget. Choose white carnations to ensure your gift has the greatest effect, as these signify feelings of 'warm and lovely' or pink, which means 'I will never forget you.' It's necessary, however, to stay away from a number of the other available hues.

·       Daffodil

Daffodils symbolize truth and integrity. They should stand up for salvation as well. Each spring, they bloom almost independently of the winter weather. Daffodils should be offered in gratitude or as a token of forgiveness.

·       Dahlia

These ruffled blooms are associated with feelings of splendor and integrity, making them an ideal gift to give those who you think of. Dahlia is a flower that is also associated with signals of warning. The negative meanings associated with Dahlia are dishonesty, betrayal, and instability.

·       Aster

Aster is the ‘’Flower of September Birth’’.

This fall-blooming herb stands for Wisdom, Faith, and Valor, with daisy-like flowers. Asters, named after the Greek word for "Star," symbolize love, knowledge, faith, and color due to its blooms resembling a star.

In pink, red, white, lilac, and mauve, the Aster flower blooms. This flower became a sign of love when it was raised on the gods' altars in Greek mythology. It conveys the message of "Take Care of Yourself for Me" and a bouquet featuring this vivid bloom conveys intense emotional love for others.

·       Red Tulips

Red roses are not the only romantic flower, as red tulips are often synonymous with loving feelings, and if you have a lower budget to work with, they are another choice to give a loved one you're thinking of.

They are indicative of romance and commitment. Red tulips are often considered a powerful declaration of affection, and in the spring, they are particularly gorgeous. This is a perfect way to give those who need a little pick me up as they promise to bring immediate depth and color to every home in the household, and they are sure to put a smile on the face of a loved one.

·       Daisy

Daises express innocence, loyal devotion, and innocence. It is also said to reflect keeping between friends a secret. The daisy is a fun flower that comes in a large variety of colors and sizes. Daisies account for nearly 10% of all the Earth's flowering plants, growing on every continent except Antarctica. In tradition, during the days of knighthood, suitors would wear a daisy, and as part of their mementos, women would add a daisy to show availability.

·       Edelweiss

Edelweiss blooms denote feelings of bravery and commitment, and the powerful meaning associated with them means that they are a perfect choice for those you think of. They excel in harsh Alpine environments, so these qualities are associated with these pretty green blooms, so it is a little wonder!

·       Lily (Calla)

There are two interpretations of this breathtaking bloom: one as a sign of innocence and splendid beauty, and the other as a symbol of regeneration or resurrection. The calla lily, in ancient Greek mythology, portrayed the goddess Hera. They are beautiful alone and need little extra flowers or greenery to make spectacular bouquets for special occasions, often used in weddings and funerals.

·       Marigold

Marigolds, regarded as the 'herb of the light,' symbolize love and imagination. The most commonplace are two types today; the calendula and tagetes. Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal calendula is used. It is helpful for eczema, insect bites, and even sunburns. You can find it used in lotions and ointments. The variety of tagetes is inedible, and some are poisonous, so be sure it's a calendula variety before you drop a bloom in your bowl!

·       Gladiolus

The gladiolus represents remembrance, faithfulness, and sincerity. Their tall, powerful stems also symbolize the strength of character. This vivid, long-lasting bloom is available in a wide range of hues and is common in floral arrangements.

·       Delphinium

Delphinium has had a place in gardens since the 1500s, as a beautiful perennial that goes well from garden to vase. Each color variation of delphinium conveys a different sense, like many other blooms that occur in various hues. Pink suggests fickleness, white reflects a content-disposition, and purple is always a first love. Overall, delphinium shows deep bonds of affection.

·       Gladiolus

The gladiolus represents remembrance, faithfulness, and sincerity. Their tall, powerful stems also symbolize the strength of character. This vivid, long-lasting bloom is available in a wide range of hues and is common in floral arrangements. They are native to tropical climates and are outdoor plants that are usually hardy.


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