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What do the Different Species of Flowers Mean?

There is no denying that flowers are beautiful to look at, but many would agree that their true beauty lies within their ability to convey a certain message or feeling. If you want to tell someone you love them, you can do it with flowers. If you want to pass on your condolences to a grieving friend or family member, you can do it with flowers. If you want to show how thankful you are because someone has helped you out, that's right, you can do it with flowers. You don't even need to open your mouth or write a message on a greeting card; the flowers you have chosen will say everything about the feeling you wish to convey. This is why flowers have long been the most popular gift option.

With that in mind, in this post we will take a look at some of the most stunning flowers and their meaning, so keep on reading to find out more…



There is only one place to begin and this is with roses; a flower that is widely associated with love. Nonetheless, different color roses have different meanings, and did you know that the quantity of roses is also symbolic? 50 roses represent unconditional love, whilst 25 roses express congratulations and 12 roses convey the ultimate declaration of love. A single rose can symbolise gratitude and simplicity. So, let's take a look at the different color roses and their meaning…

Red Roses – Romantic love and passion. There's no better way to say ‘I love you'.

Yellow Roses – Friendship, joy and also new beginnings.

Orange Roses – Desire and enthusiasm.

Pink Roses – Happiness and appreciation; a great way to say ‘thank you'.

White Roses – Innocence and purity.

Lavender Roses – Enchantment and love at first sight.

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A daisy is another well-known and popular flower. Daisies are widely associated with innocence and purity. You've probably heard the well-known phrase ‘fresh as a daisy', which underscores the theme of pureness. Gerbera daisies are exceptionally popular. They are available in vibrant shades and are ideal for gifts or placement in homes or offices. This is not only because of their bright appearance, but the fact that they are associated with cheerfulness as well.


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Tulips have long been a favorite in the world of flowers. In fact, in the 17th century this flower became so popular that the price of a single bulb soared to an extortionate amount. ‘Tulip mania' followed as the markets crashed! Similarly to roses, different color tulips have different meanings, so let's take a look at each color tulip individually…

Purple Tulips – Heavily linked to royalty. They are also a popular color in spring, as they signify rebirth as well.

White Tulips – Innocence and purity, they make a great wedding gift. White tulips also signify forgiveness, making them ideal for apologies.

Pink Tulips – Linked with good wishes, affection and caring. Ideal choice for friends and family members.

Yellow Tulips – Cheerfulness; ‘there is sunshine in your smile'.

Red Tulips – Declaration of love. They are associated with the phrase ‘believe me'.

Orange Tulips – They symbolise desire, passion, enthusiasm and energy.

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Last but not least we have lilies, which have a diverse array of meanings. They are commonly associated with funerals, as they symbolise the departure of the soul and the restoration of innocence after death. Nonetheless, lilies are also the 30th wedding anniversary flower, with lilies of the valley being the 2nd wedding anniversary flower.

Different types of lilies have distinct meanings. White lilies have long been associated with virtue and chastity, whilst white stargazer lilies specifically convey sympathy. Wealth and prosperity are represented by pink stargazer lilies, whilst Peruvian lilies signify devotion and friendship.

Flower delivery in Brisbane from Fresh Flowers provides a fresh approach to floral arrangements and selecting the best one to suit a specific occasion. With same day delivery available, they can assist you in selecting the most appropriate and heart-warming gift for that special day.

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