Meanings of Flowers in American Culture
We will be going over some of the more common, and popular flowers that are found out there.
We will start out with the carnations. The carnations have several different color varieties so we will go over the basic couple starting with the general meaning of the carnation. The carnation stands for the love of a woman and your love. It also incorporates fascination.
If you were to receive a pink carnation that would mean that the person that sent you that carnation will never forget you. You will always be in their head even if you are not there. If you were to receive the red carnation that basically means that someone misses you a lot. It means that you are in their heart. It is also used for admiration. A white carnation basically implies pure or true love, a person’s innocence. A striped carnation can be used to convey that you cannot be with a person. A yellow carnation is a sign of rejection.
Next we will move onto the Chrysanthemum. The chrysanthemum in general means that someone is a wonderful friend, rest, and even cheerfulness. The chrysanthemum also comes in different varieties in which we will cover. The white chrysanthemum implies the truth, and the yellow means slighted love.
The daffodil stands for unrequited love, and it means that you are the only one for me. The daisy’s meaning is innocence, loyal love, purity, and the saying I’ll Never Tell. Lavender stands for Admiration, and solitude. The ambrosia flower is used to convey reciprocal love.
The Forget Me Not, which most of us are sure to know about, has the meaning of true love, and memories.
The white lily means virginity, purity, and majesty. The yellow lily means that you are walking on air, and the calla lily stand for beauty. The tiger lily, which is unique in and of it, stands for wealth and pride. The day lily is the Chinese emblem for mother, and the Lily of the Valley basically stands for sweetness, humility, return to happiness, and that You’ve Made My Life Complete.
The bridal rose means love, of course. The dark crimson rose stands for mourning, and the hibiscus rose stands for delicate beauty. The pink rose stands for perfect happiness, and the red rose stands for love and I love you. The white rose stands for innocence and purity.
The sweet pea stands for good bye, and departure. The iris is a flower which represents faith, courage, and wisdom. It is also used to convey the importance of a friendship. The yarrow flower is used to convey healing, and aloe is used as a symbol of integrity and wisdom. The orchid stands for beauty, refinement, love, and beautiful lady.
Now that you know a little bit more about some of the meanings to several flowers that are commonly found in the florists today you will be able to realize what flowers should go in a certain bouquets, and if you receive a bouquet, what it means. Keep in mind that no all people will communicate in flower choices; they may have different cultural understanding regarding the meaning of flowers, or did not consider the flower meaning and simply chose them because of the design. However, some florists do keep these meanings in mind when designing a vase or bouquet.