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This is Part 2 of our Flower Buying Guide series. Flowers are rich in meaning – they’re nature’s way of expressing sentiments in a beautiful way. Here you’ll find a list of flowers, as well as their meanings and symbolisms.

Whether it’s your first time buying a bouquet, or just looking for something special and unique, we have you covered.

We’ve put together a list of some popular flowers, as well as some lesser known, but no less beautiful ones that you’ll be pleased to present to your loved ones. When we design our hand bouquets and arrangements, we take care to select special blooms that convey exquisite meanings, that are perfect for any occasion.

We’ll keep adding to our glossary as we go along, so do check back for more from time to time!

FLOWER SYMBOLISM or MEANING WHICH BOUQUET?

A

Amaryllis  Pride, determination and radiant beauty. Nestled, Whimsical (Get Well)GW003
Anigozanthos aka Kangaroo Paws Uniqueness and individuality. Hoppies (Get Well)GW013
Anthurium Hospitality, happiness and abundance. Horizon, Recuperate (Get Well)GW015

B

Birds of Paradise Celebration, joy and paradise itself. Meadow (Get Well)GW006
Brassica Brassica is a broad term for a genus of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). Some call it simply ‘cabbage’ or kale – because they’re from the same family! Rejuvenation, Garden (Get Well)GW010

C

Calla Lilies (White/Yellow) Greek for magnificent beauty, it also symbolizes fertility. Trumpet, Exquisite (Hand Bouquets)HB025
Carnations Pure love and good luck. Read more here on what different shades of Carnations mean. Meadow, Summer (Get Well)GW008

C

Cymbidiums A kind of orchid – elegance, refined beauty. Fertility, luxury and nobility. Rejuvenation, Hoppies (Get Well)GW013

E

Eucalyptus Sensuality, expansion, vitality and will. Bold (Hand Bouquets)HB024
Eustomas aka Lisianthus Appreciation Whimsical, Summer, Hoppies (Get Well)GW005Sun-kissed, Vintage, Sentiments (Hand Bouquets)

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F

Forsythia Anticipation Spring (Get Well)GW007
Freesias Friendship, innocence, thoughtfulness, perseverance and being high-spirited. Joyeux (Get Well)GW014Chic (Hand Bouquets)BR004

G

Gerberas Innocence, purity, cheerfulness. Spring (Get Well)Pastels (Hand Bouquets)HB027

H

Hydrangeas Heartfelt emotions and gratitude at being understood. Pinks (Get Well)Vintage, Rustic, Bliss (Hand Bouquets)BR001
Hyacinths Symbolizing sport or play in the language of flowers, hyacinth represent constancy, while blue hyacinth expresses sincerity. Chic (Hand Bouquets)BR004

I

Iris Faith, hope, wisdom, courage and admiration. Read more on their story here. Joyeux (Get Well)Exquisite (Hand Bouquets)BR003

L

Lilies Humility and devotion. Pinks, Horizon, Budding (Get Well)GW012Thoughtful, Brilliance, Perfection, Charming, Jardin, Poise (Hand Bouquets)

M

Matthiolas Beauty, purity, innocence, long life. Buddings (Get Well)GW016Vintage, Sentiments (Hand Bouquets)

O

Ornithogalum or Star of Bethlehem Hope in life. Recuperate (Get Well)GW015

P

Proteas Diversity and courage. Bountiful (Get Well)GW004

R

Ranunculus Radiant charm. Chic (Hand Bouquets)BR004
Roses Romance. Read more here on what different colours of roses symbolize. Whimsical, Spring, Pinks, Rejuvenation, Garden, Buddings (Get Well)FBads5Bold, Vintage, Sentiments, Rustic, Happy, Encore, Fantasy, Lush, Diva, Classic, Blanc (Hand Bouquets)

S

Sunflowers Pure thoughts, adoration and dedication Sun-kissed, Sunrays (Hand Bouquets)HB026
Statices Remembrance, sympathy and success. Whimsical (Get Well)GW005

T

Tulips Love, fame, and perfect love. Garden (Get Well)GW011Kisses (Hand Bouquets)

 

sources:

The Flower Expert

Teleflora

Design Sponge

AuntyFlo

Proflowers

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