The origin of the language of
flowers pre-dates Victorian times, as flowers have always had religious,
mythological and symbolic meanings. Mme. Charlotte de la Tour penned the
first flower dictionary in 1819 in Paris. Entitled Le Language des Fleurs,
it was an overnight sensation.
The way the flowers were worn
or presented, the color of the flower, and of course the flower itself all
had to do with the particular message that was trying to be conveyed. If the
flowers were presented upright, they had a positive meaning. However, if
they were presented upside down, their meaning was the opposite. If the
ribbon was tied to the left, the meaning referred to the giver; the right
referred to the recipient. Flowers were used to answer questions also. If
they were handed over with the right hand, the answer was "yes"; with the
left hand, "no"
Sending flowers must be one of
the most special ways to brighten up someone's day. Its made extra special
if the flower meanings send a message too There is more to just giving or
receiving flowers as every flower lover knows but even the experts can't
agree on the real meaning of many flowers.
What does the Meaning of
Flowers mean? Each and every flower have a language of their own. Flowers
mean different things to different people. Every flower has a different
meaning to each individual that sends or receives the flowers. To some
people the meaning of flowers means flowers for a thought in time or a
moment in time, to represent that unique special occasion.
Flowers inspire blessings,
concealed love, reciprocated love, flowers are mood moderators with their
fragrance. Flowers may mean a feeling you are feeling at a certain time and
to share that feeling with someone with flowers can add a special touch to
make the moment priceless and unique in its own special way.
Not only do flowers make us
happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional
well being and a natural aphrodisiac for passionate response.
To complicate matters it is
not just the variety of flower but its color and the number of blooms in the
bouquet which affect the meaning. So to help in understanding what
each type of flower means, and let you enhance the moment by sharing flowers
that have an added meaning to that type of moment, love, happy,
inspirational , etc., we have comprised a list of what each color of flower
means based on the flowers color and the type of flower.
This is a guide to helping you
select the right type of flower and color of flower for the right occasion,
situation and / or moment. The list of flowers and what each type of flower
means are listed below alphabetically for easy searching.
Roses are the most widely
acclaimed flower with a silent voice that speaks the loudest
Discover the best way to
express your love, affection, friendship, thankfulness, joy and all the
other important emotions that make life so rich and rewarding by sending the
appropriate rose color bouquet...and let that someone special in your life
know exactly how you feel about them, be they wife or husband, friend or
lover, mom or dad, grandma or grandpa or perhaps your favorite hero of the
day...there are no limitations when
Red and white rose together
says unity while red and yellow stands for happy feelings and togetherness.
Pale colors represent sociability and friendship.
A single red rosebud is a sign
of a new love. In full bloom it says "I love you" or "I love you still" and
a bouquet in full bloom signifies gratitude.
White rosebuds signify "too
young to love" and the moss rosebud stands for a confession of love. Hybrid
tea roses say "I'll remember you always" and sweetheart roses symbolize
exactly what the name implies.
Two roses tied with a ribbon
signify engagement and a fully opened rose over two buds implies secrecy.
A crown made of roses
indicates a reward and leaves from a rose express hope. Withered white roses
may mean either fleeting beauty or "you made no impression".
With roses and flowers there
are no limitations as to what can be expressed. The colors and aromas of the
different types of roses all have their unique place the history of human
expression. Knowing the specific meaning of a rose only enhances the
experience of sending and receiving rose and flower bouquets.
Now that you have found the
best rose color to express your feelings head on back to our
and pick out one of our beautiful Rose Bouquets that we will deliver to that
someone special in your life.
A bouquet of flowers has been
a traditional gift since time immemorial, but over the years individual
flowers have acquired meanings of their own. It is important that you should
have at least a nodding acquaintance with the language of flowers to ensure
that your gift does not convey an unintended message.
point to devotion, hope, love. These flowers were carried around by young
bachelors who were in love. If the flower faded quickly, it was a sign that
their sweethearts did not love them. If the flower did not fade, everything
would go well with their love affairs.
colors only shade the meaning. Pink - I'm longing for you. Red - You're a
Flame in My Heart. White - You're Adorable.
it is a different matter. Pink - I'll Never Forget You. Red - My Heart Aches
For You. Purple - Capriciousness. Solid color - Yes. Striped - No,
Refusal, Sorry I Can't Be With You, Wish I Could Be With You. White - Sweet
and Lovely, Innocence, Pure Love. Yellow - You Have Disappointed Me,
shows doubt, "Please explain yourself", but scarlet is uncompromising "I do
not trust you".
Color is not always
of any shade declares love at first sight.
says "Sorry" but yellow indicates jealousy. The same sentiment is expressed
by the yellow French
The message of the
is "I like you near me" and the
says "Goodbye. Thank you for a lovely time." The
tells you "I am not so bad as I seem".
You may be thinking by now
that this is all fairly straightforward and that you will soon get the hang
of it. But beware! The language of flowers has evolved over many
centuries and not everyone agrees as to the true meaning.
For instance the
also signifies resentment and anger. Take care when you include a
in your bouquet since it can also mean "Elope with me!".
You may also explore the
meaning of other type of flowers commonly used in a bouquet or arrangement.
Read more on........Floriography