“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose…”

– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

While birthdays, anniversaries, and special holidays are always great for sending floral arrangements, you don’t have to wait for a special occasion to let someone know you are thinking of them.

We often hear the exhortation, “Stop and smell the roses.” Generally thought of as an expression of love, roses perhaps first come to mind when mention is made of meaningful flowers. But did you know that flowers and floral arrangements have been used for centuries to send coded messages, allowing individuals to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken? This floriography, or language of flowers, can convey romance, sympathy, or affection to someone special in your life.

Roses themselves have many different meanings. Red roses symbolize passion and love while white roses convey meanings of purity and innocence. Below you’ll find a list of common recognizable flowers and their meanings.

Roses:

White – Purity, Innocence

Red – Passion, Love

Pink – Happiness

Yellow – Joy, Friendship

Coral – Desire, Enthusiasm

Flowers:

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily) – Mystery

Asters – Love

Baby’s Breath – Pure Heart

Carnation (White) – Sweet, Innocence

Daffodil – Respect

Daisy – Innocence

Freesia – Trust

Gerbera – Friendship

Iris – Faith, Hope, Wisdom

Ivy – Love, Fidelity, Friendship

Lilac – Beauty

Lily (White) – Purity

Calla Lily – Beauty

Orchid – Love, Beauty, Thoughtfulness

Snap Dragon – Strength

Tulip – Declaration of Love

 

Flowering Plants:

Azalea – Honor

Chrysanthemum – Strength

Hibiscus – Generosity

Poinsettia – Faith, Hope, Joy

Easter Lily – Peace

Now that you know the meaning of some popular flowers and plants, let Carithers Flowers help you create the perfect arrangement for someone special in your life.

Carithers Flowers of Atlanta can suggest the perfect floral arrangement to convey a special message to your recipient. Voted “Best Local Florist Atlanta, GA” by Atlanta Magazine, Carithers Flowers aims to exceed your expectations with every gift. Its team of award-winning designers will create a meaningful and artfully displayed arrangement customized to your specific needs.

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