Which would be more appropriate for a wedding anniversary, Red Roses or Queen Anne’s Lace? With the exception of some people who dislike roses, almost everyone would answer that the timeless beauty of a rose would be most appropriate. But how does one know when to send what flower? Below we have listed a number of different flowers, as well as the meanings that sending each portrays.
Themes Among Colors
There are a few major themes that relate more to the color of the flower in question rather than the flower itself. Red almost always means romantic love, while white implies innocence or purity. Pink is a bit more playful infatuation, while yellow’s warmth conveys friendship or brightness.
The classic for Valentine’s Day, a red rose symbolizes romantic love. Sonnets, songs, and paintings have been dedicated to the rose, and for good reason. However, not all colors of the rose share that feeling. Really dark roses, almost to the point of being black, actually symbolize death or the end of something, whether it is an idea or a relationship.
Irises are a great way to complement the recipient. Classic purple irises are a great way to complement the wisdom of the person receiving the flowers. Blue irises, likewise, demonstrate the establishment of faith or hope in someone.
If you look at a daisy, the first thing you’ll notice are the bright white petals and the yellow center. Therefore it is not surprising that daisies invoke feelings of both innocence as well as brightness. It’s a great flower to send after a date that went especially well, for example, without the heaviness of roses.
Want to send that special someone something that really implies that they are unique? In that case, an orchid may be the perfect flower. It is very clearly an exotic choice, which will get plenty of attention. Also, its beauty reflects onto the meaning of the flower, which sends a message of refined elegance.
A lily is a popular choice for sending a message of refined beauty and passion, but one must be careful. Certain types of lilies, aptly named Easter Lilies, actually send a message of religious reverence, especially around spring.
Peonies make a great flower for a wedding, as they symbolize compassion, a happy marriage, and general optimism. Also, their fragrance is particularly noteworthy, even among other flowers.
If you’re looking for a flower that screams adoration with a bit of cheerfulness, try a sunflower. That said, in the wrong circles a sunflower could send a message of being a bit struck on oneself.
Looking for a flower that says love without the formality of a rose? In that case, tulips can be a great choice.
If all this seems to be a bit much, remember that Flowers for Everyone is always willing to help. Feel free to learn more by giving us a call or stopping by and let us help you say it in the language of flowers.