The color you choose has meaning

Most people know that a red rose symbolizes love and is traditionally given to a significant other on special occasions such as Valentine's Day or an anniversary. The color of a flower or an entire flower arrangement can symbolize different emotions and contain very specific meaning for the intended recipient. Here is a guide to the meaning behind flower colors.

1. Red

Red flowers symbolize love and passion along with courage, desire, strength, beauty, and respect. The most popular is the romantic deep red rose but the color is also found in tulips, poppies, and geraniums.

2. Yellow

Yellow is the color of happiness and joy, good to express friendship or congratulations. They say those that receive yellow flowers will get a smile on their face. Yellow also means warmth, compassion and sympathy so they are a nice choice to send to a funeral or to someone who has recently lost a loved one. Sunflowers, tulips, marigolds, and daisies are popular yellow flowers.

3. Pink

The pink flower conveys gentleness, sensitivity, and femininity, and is a popular choice on Mother's Day. Pink flowers have also become a symbol of love, a less intense message than red roses so more versatile. Flowers that feature pink include roses, lilies, carnations, and azaleas.

4. Blue

Blue flowers are symbols of peace and tranquility and are said to have a calming effect. Blue is a nice choice as a sympathy flower for the peaceful calming message it sends to those mourning. The color is also used to express trust in a long term relationship. Blue flowers include hydrangeas, morning glories, and cornflowers.

5. White

The traditional white flower is versatile with a variety of meaning including innocence, purity, respect, and sympathy. They are a popular color for weddings and a very appropriate choice for a funeral. White flowers include roses, orchids, daisies, and carnations.

6. Orange

Orange flowers symbolize adventure and enthusiasm, excitement, and spontaneity. The bold flowers bring happiness and joy to those that receive them. Popular flowers in orange include tulips, marigolds, lilies, and zinnias.

7. Purple

Purple flowers represent success and royalty, along with elegance and grace. Purple flowers can also be sent to express admiration or romantic feelings. Purple can be found in iris, bellflower, clematis, and allium.

8. Lavender

Lavender is a close cousin to purple but the lighter shade of lavender represents grace, elegance, and refinement. Lavender is said to also express feminine beauty. Purple can be found in lilacs, daisies, orchids, and petunias.  

9. Green

Green flowers symbolize health, good fortune, resilience, and a youthful outlook. Green is the color also associated with nature, rebirth, and renewal. There are green orchids, roses, button flowers, and bells of Ireland.

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