The subtle art of flower giving is sadly declining – too people today know whether when to give a rose and when to give a lily, and not nearly enough folks know what’s you should bring at special events. That’s why, we at Purple Flowers AZ are trying to bring it to light more. Here are just a few flowers and their correspondent meanings – this is the first post in the series.

Rose

If you don’t know this – you’re probably from another planet. Roses symbolize love. Depending on the colour they can be more suggestive towards a passionate love (red), respectful (white), or just something special (purple).

Orchid

Orchids are a symbol of exotic beauty and refinement. It is also a (relatively modern) symbol of powerful feminity.

Tulip

Tulips symbolize a perfect, fulfilled love. Not the thing you want to give your kids for their teacher. Perfect gift for your wedding anniversary, for example.

Anemone

Not the typical flower to be given – the anemone symbolizes fading hope, or perhaps anticipation.

Daffodil

Daffodils are among the few flowers women can give to men on every occasion – they symbolize regard and chivalry, as well as eternal life.

Calla lily

Platonic beauty – not the flower to give to somebody you are interested in romantically.

Freesia

Freesia flowers smell magnificently, and they are the perfect flowers to give to somebody you don’t see a lot, as they symbolize thoughtfulness, and caring for someone regardless of distance.

Lavender

Purity

Daisy

Purity and innocence

Gladiolus

Quite a powerful symbolism for Gladiolae – strength of character, faithfulness and honor are what these flowers stand for.

Hyacinth

These are the flowers to playfulness and sporty attitude – perfect for sporting events.

Iris

You can read more about the iris flowers here, but aside for what’s written there, another symbol for iris flowers is eloquence. The perfect flowers to give to someone who just held a great speech.

That’s about all I can think about right now, but stay tuned, we’ll get back with more flower meanings.