The language of flowers

Written by Mary

Offering flowers goes back to the dawn of time, this habit exists in most civilizations. It can be a gift or a religious act. In some cultures, flowers are a special symbol because they are given meaning. This is how it is possible to convey a colorful message to a person you want to call out to or who you want to love you ...

We offer a bouquet of flowers on many occasions: in thanks, in declarations of love, in affection, in solace, for a birthday, for a birth, for Mother's Day, at a wedding and even on the occasion of a funeral ...

Flowers can carry a message: the recipient can assign a meaning to the bouquet. The floral symbols have evolved over centuries and cultures, they are not identical everywhere, at all times. We will note among all these best-known and most consensual interpretations. Enough to compose the most eloquent bouquet of the world!

Acacia: platonic love
Amaryllis: pride or infatuation
Anemone: affection, confidence
Anthemis: a break up
Anthurium: red: sensual fervor, white: shyness
Aster: loyalty and trust
Azalea: joy of loving

Begonia: cordial friendship
Belladone: silence
Tricolor flower: flirting
Cornflower: delicacy
Borage: energy, abruptness
Buttercup: impatience
Heather: solid love
Boxwood: Stoicism
Camellia: perfect beauty
Chamomile: dedication
Campanula: gratitude, flirting
Capucine: ardent love
Thistle: revenge
Honeysuckle: loyalty
Clematis: deception
Poppy: consolation
Crocus: youth
Cyclamen: beauty, jealousy
Cytise: broken heart
Dahlia: recognition
Digitalis: ardor
Eglantine: nascent love
Fern: sincerity
Fuchsia: fervor
Gardenia: hidden love
Geranium: friendship
Gillyflower: constancy, elegance
Gladiolus: for an amorous meeting
Glycine: shared friendship
Gui: "I will triumph"
Hemp-leaved Hollyhock: benevolence
Heliotrope: delight

Hellebore: white: marriage proposal, black: "put an end to my torments", green: question
Hibiscus: delicate beauty
Hydrangea: indifference
Holly: challenge
Taxus baccata: sadness
Helichrysum italicum: eternal regrets
Iris: good news
Jacinta: total fidelity
Jasmin: love, pleasure
Daffodil: desire, melancholy
Laurel: triumph
Lavender: "answer me"
Ivy: "I die where I cling"
Lilac: emotion, purity, maternity
Lily: purity, virginity
Lotus: spirituality
Lupine: imagination
Magnolia: love of nature
Daisy: "Do you love me?"
Mauve sylvestre: pure affection
Mimosa: "I doubt your love"
Lysimachia: appointment accepted
Snapdragon: desire
Lily of the Valley: reconciliation
Myosotis: "do not forget me"
Narcissus: selfishness
Water lily: coldness

Carnation: daring, white: passion, from India: jealousy, red: passion shared, poet: finesse
osmanthus: peace
Orange tree: virginity
Orchid: fertility
Nettle: Cruelty
Daisy: youth
Passionflower: passionate love
Poppy: "my heart sleeps"
Pansy: white: "I think of you with respect", blue: "I trust our love"
Periwinkle: sweet memory
Petunia: angry
Phlox: white: declaration of love, blue: illusion, purple: daydream
Dandelion: jealousy
Peony: sincerity
Sweet pea: inconsistency
Queen-Daisy: perseverance
Buttercup: surprise
Reseda: secret love
Rhododendron: danger
Rose: white: purity, red: passion, pink: tenderness, orange: desire, yellow: infidelity, hollyhock: beauty, wild: independence
Salsepareille: repair
Sage: strength and health
Saxifrage: despair
Seringa: memory
Serpolet: recklessness

Crocus: worry
Elderberry: goodness
Tilleul: conjugal love
Sunflower: dazzle
Clover: lucky charm
Tulip: red: declaration of love, white: sorry
Valerian: fluency
Veronica: fidelity
Violet: modesty
Zinnia: friendship, rose: lasting love


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