Flowers and Their Meanings

 In Potpourri

Flowers have been given as gifts across all cultures throughout history, oftentimes carrying significant meaning and specific symbolism. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite flowers and their meanings. Perfect timing for your beautiful Mother’s Day bouquet 

 

AZALEA

fragile, patience, Chinese symbol for womanhood

 

Camellia

perfection, gratitude

 

Daffodil

symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings, a sign for many that spring has arrived

 

Daisy

represents innocence and hope

 

Hydrangea

vanity, heavenly thoughts, the name comes from the Greek “hydor” meaning water, and “angos” meaning jar, translating to “water barrel”, which is fitting since hydrangeas need plenty of water

 

Iris

royalty, wisdom and respect

 

Magnolia

a love of nature

 

Orchid

represents love, luxury, beauty and strength 

 

Pansy

thoughtfulness and remembrance

 

Peony

compassion, symbolizes a happy life, good health and prosperity 

 

Queen Anne’s Lace

delicateness, symbolizes a haven or sanctuary

 

Rose

symbolizes love, deeper meanings vary by color

 

Snapdragon

graciousness and strength

 

Sunflower

first grown in Central and South America to provide oil and food, symbolizes good luck and lasting happiness

 

Tulip

perfect or deep love, name comes from the Persian word turban because in full bloom they resemble a turban shape

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