Almost all of us know that a rose symbolizes love (it also symbolizes passion), but do you know what the other flowers we are familiar with mean?
More than a hundred years ago, Victorian couples practiced floriography, which is the “language of flowers.” According to this practice, each species (and sometimes, color) of
The concept may seem old-fashioned today, but if you would like to make your bouquets extra-special (be it for a lover, your mother, or a best friend), pick flowers that express your feelings for that person. And before you send the bouquet over, write the blooms’ meanings on a note card as a sweet touch.
Here are some of the popular flowers and their meanings:
Orchid: Admiration, innocence
Tulip: Love, confidence
Chrysanthemum: Loyalty, love
Peony: Romance, prosperity
Calla Lily: Purity, passion
Gladiola: Strength, integrity
Hydrangea: Emotion, understanding
Sunflower: Adoration, loyalty
Source: “Flower Meanings and Symbolisms,” www.ftd.com
This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.