The language of flowers" was originally brought to Europe in the early 1700's where many secret communications and love messages would be exchanged with flowers. A bouquet of flowers could hold an entire conversation. Each flower had its own meaning. The favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love, was thought to be the red rose and came to represent true love.
Today when you send flowers you are in fact communicating something whether it be a birthday wish, anniversary, cheer you up bouquet or expressing your deepest sympathy. If you are like most people you know that flowers have meanings but could not tell you what they are. Though meanings of flowers have been mainly agreed upon there can be some dispute as to its accuracy. To help you with your flower purchases here are some of the more traditional meanings of the flowers that are the most commonly purchased:

CARNATION (GENERAL) - Fascination, Woman Love

CARNATION (PINK) - Undying love

CARNATION (RED) - Admiration

CARNATION (PURPLE) - Capriciousness

CARNATION (WHITE) - Sweet and Lovely, Innocence, Pure Love,

CARNATION (YELLOW) - You Have Disappointed Me, Rejection

DAISY - Innocence, Loyal Love, Purity

IRIS - Fleur-de-lis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means so Much to Me, Faith, Hope, Wisdom and Valor, My Compliments

LARKSPUR (PINK) - Fickleness

LILY (WHITE) - Purity, Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with You

LILY (YELLOW) - I'm Walking on Air, Gay

LILY (CALLA) - Beauty

LILY (TIGER) - Wealth, Pride

LILY OF THE VALLEY - Sweetness, Return to Happiness, Humility, You've Made My Life Complete

ORCHID - Love, Beauty, Refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for Many Children

ROSE (PINK) - Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me

ROSE (RED) - Love, I Love You

ROSE (TEA) - I'll Remember Always

ROSE (WHITE) - Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You, You're Heavenly, Silence

ROSE (YELLOW) - Decrease of Love, Jealousy, Try to Care

ROSEBUD (RED) - Pure and Lovely

ROSEBUD (WHITE) - Girlhood

TULIP (RED) - Declaration of Love

TULIP (YELLOW) - There's Sunshine in Your Smile

Online flower delivery is fast becoming the way to order flowers. Not only is it easy for you but most florists will give you a visual of the arrangements plus their price. Now armed with some of the meanings, happy hunting! Willie Jones is a floral designer at Flowers Always Say It Best! online flower delivery.
The Language of Flowers