Flower Symbols

Flower Symbols

Flower Symbols is our blog topic for today. Here at Roots Floral we design our arrangements based on what is in season along with our client’s color palette. Although seasonality and colors are important, we do have clients who wish to know what certain flowers mean. We have a list of our favorite flowers and their symbols below.

Individual Flower Symbols

Anemone

Anemone’s symbol is Forsaken. This flower is associated with the Greek lovers, Aphrodite and Adonis. Aphrodite was fatally wounded, so abandonment is symbolized by this flower.

Carnation

This flower symbol has multiple meanings depending on the color. Carnations have always been associated with finer things, love, and marriage.

Daffodil

Daffodil’s symbolize New Beginnings. Daffodils are a welcomed sight after a long winter, as they are usually the first flower to bloom after the snow melts.

Dahlia

Dahli’s symbol is Dignity. Dahlias are an upright bloom with tightly packed spheres of petals. They sit straight and composed on their sturdy stems, which is how the symbol Dignity came about.

Iris

This flower symbol means Message. It is a bearer of good tidings and warm wishes. This flower also has Greek ties. The Iris godddess was also known as the messenger goddess.

Rose

Like the Carnation, roses have different meanings depending on their color. Mostly, roses mean love.

Flowers for Love

Roses are a traditional favorite for this meaning, but they aren’t the only ones! Carnations, gardenias, jasmine, and tulips are all other flowers that also represent love in one way or another. Carnations in particular also have various symbols depending on the color presented: while a red carnation says “my heart aches for you,” a white carnation means “innocence” or “pure love”.

“Happy” Flowers

Want to find blooms that symbolize words like happy, cheerful, or sunshine? Here are some great options to consider:

  • Chrysanthemum: cheerfulness
  • Marjoram: joy and happiness
  • Peony: happy life, happy marriage
  • Pink rose: happiness
  • Yellow tulip: sunshine
  • Sunflowers: sunshine, warmth

Flowers for Mourning

The following options may be the right choice for a funeral, memorial service or for someone who is grieving:

  • Lily: innocence, purity, sympathy
  • Pink carnation: remembrance
  • Dark crimson rose: grief, sorrow
  • All-white bouquet: purity, humility, loyalty

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Now that you know flower symbols, reach out to Roots Floral Design!

Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding!

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