FLOWERS & THEIR MEANINGS
Know Your Flower’s History. According to scientists, there are about 270,000 flower species that have been documented and are alive.
Know Your Flower’s History.
According to scientists, there are about 270,000 flower species that have been documented and are alive in the twenty-first century. It is advisable to know the history of everything in our lives to understand every detail more efficiently. Therefore, having brief knowledge of some of the well-known flowers nowadays will help us grasp the deep meaning of each flower, ley us have a look at some:
Daisy: When the Minoan palace on the island of Crete was uncovered, beautiful gold hairpins with daisy-like ornaments were discovered. They are thought to be over 4000 years old. Daisies are frequently used to embellish Egyptian ceramics.
Lily: Pictures of lilies were discovered in a villa in Crete dating back to the Minoan Period, around 1580 B.C. Lilies have been associated with many ancient stories, and pictures of lilies were discovered in a villa in Crete going back to the Minoan Period, approximately 1580 B.C.
Orchids: Orchids originate from Greece, Orchids were popular in the nineteenth century. There are almost 25,000 variations to choose from. The vanilla orchid, the most well-known orchid, was supposed to give the Aztec’s vigor when they drank vanilla blended with chocolate.
And the list goes on. The main purpose of our article is to show the various meanings of flowers and to cover as many popular ones…
Flowers Symbolism in The Victorian Era.
During the 1800s, learning about the specific symbolism of flowers became a popular activity. Along with the Bible, nearly every Victorian home possessed a reference for understanding the “language,” albeit meanings varied depending on the source.
Flowers were largely employed to send sentiments that couldn’t be said aloud, according to Victorian etiquette. Flowers could be used to answer “yes” or “no” questions in a silent discourse. A “yes” response was given in the shape of flowers given with the right hand; a “no” response was given with the left hand.
It mattered how the flowers were presented and in what condition they were in. If the flowers were delivered sideways, the message conveyed was the polar opposite of what was meant historically. The way the ribbon was tied also stated something: The flowers’ symbolism applied to the giver when tied to the left, and the sentiment applied to the recipient when tied to the right. And, of course, a wilted bouquet sent an unmistakeable message!
Bluebells and kindness, peonies and shyness, rosemary and remembrance, and tulips and passion are just a few examples of plants and their human attributes throughout the
Victorian era. Flowers’ meanings and customs have evolved over time, and different societies attribute different meanings to the same species, but the fascination with “scented words” has remained constant.
Very well, but what about the meanings nowadays? And not only in a specific Era’s.
Well-Known Flower Meanings!
Every flower conveys a certain message, a meaning, and a unique language. Some flowers express love, others friendliness, and others represent peace, purity, and delicacy… the list goes on.
In this article, we will summarize for you the meaning of some of the very well known flowers so that you can send the message of your choice properly:
Coral Roses: Unlike red roses, coral roses represent friendship, modesty, and sympathy.
Yellow Roses: Yellow roses have a hidden symbolism of jealousy and infidelity. However, gifting them to a friend can mean warmth and affection.
Delphiniums: Delphiniums, the official birth flower of July, are given as a symbol of joy and encouragement. The blue delphiniums indicate dignity, while the white, pink, and light blue blossoms represent youth and rejuvenation.
Calla Lily: Do you think someone is attractive on the inside and out? To symbolize your attraction, give them a bouquet of calla lilies. The true flower is the spike on the inside, while the outside petal is a leaf, as some may not realize.
Gardenia: Have you ever had a crush on someone who is completely unaware of your feelings? Gardenias are a symbol of hidden affection or a means of saying “you’re beautiful.” Gifting them is a beautiful and romantic gesture, and it’s a terrific way to express your true feelings to someone.
Pink Roses: The meanings of these beautiful blooms are grace, contentment, and compassion. Giving pink roses to someone who embodies these qualities, such as a mother figure in your life, is a kind gesture.
White Roses: Do you know someone who wants to make a life change? White roses symbolize a fresh start. They also represent innocence and purity.
Lotus: These blooms can be found growing in the mud. They return to the muck each night, only to inexplicably re-bloom the next morning. They represent rebirth, self-regeneration, purity, and enlightenment in many Eastern civilizations.
Lily: Lily bouquets are among the most cheerful flowers available, and they also have a brilliant connotation. It’s important to remember that different colors of lilies have diverse meanings. White ones represent purity, pink ones represent prosperity, red ones represent passion, orange ones represent pride, and yellow ones represent thanks.
Magnolia: As spring approaches, these gorgeous blooms often adorn the trees, making everyone who sees them eager for the season ahead. As a result, it’s only natural that they represent a love of nature.
Iris: These majestic blossoms have traditionally been associated with monarchy, as well as wisdom and respect. Their opulent-looking blossoms certainly imply the same. If you receive a bouquet of irises, it is most likely a compliment.
Red Roses: Red roses are among the most romantic flowers available, which should come as no surprise to anyone. These flowers are ideal for Valentine’s Day, as they symbolize love and desire.
Now, how about we dig into some special and not-so-famous ones?
Special Flowers With Special Meanings!
We hear a lot of fuss about roses, lilies, and others, but what about the hidden flowers of the world? The ones with complex names and meanings?
In this section we will talk about some of these flowers:
Amaryllis: Starting with our dearest, our choice. These bold blossoms appear to be brimming with energy, which could explain why they’re associated with pride. They appear to have recently completed something and are eager to share it.
Myrtle: Look no further than myrtle for the perfect bloom to add to a wedding bouquet. There’s no finer flower to bring down the aisle than this one, which represents good luck and love in a marriage.
Pansy: This bloom gets its name from the French word “pansée,” which signifies “thoughtfulness and remembrance.” It’s possible that’s why they’re frequently found at graveyards. They’re also hardy small plants, which makes them ideal for those of us with less-than-green thumbs.
Chrysanthemum: The chrysanthemum has a simple message: honesty, despite its difficult spelling. They’re particularly wonderful in a fall bouquet, and because they can tolerate cold weather, they’re frequently used in autumn landscaping.
Zinnia: These flowers are nostalgic while being one of the stronger blossoms in a garden. In fact, they serve as a constant reminder to never forget about people who are no longer with us. Send these to someone you care about who lives far away as a kind present.
Snapdragons: Maybe it comes as no surprise, given the name, but the symbolism behind snapdragons isn’t exactly friendly. They stand for deception, so you may not want to give these to your main squeeze for Valentine’s Day.
The list can go as long… as long as your curiosity.