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Flowers and their meaning

Flowers are infused with symbolism and meaning and our flower meaning guide is designed to unravel these hidden mysteries. Hanakotoba, is the Japanese word for symbolism where we can express what we want to say with flowers.

We use our intuition to choose some flowers over others according to the mood and occasion. Here is our guide to understand the symbolism behind the flowers.


Aster

Aster are considered to have magical powers and mythology has it that perfume from their burning leaves could drive the evil forces away.


Birds of paradise

Brightly colored and known as Crane flowers, these flowers represent joyfulness and paradise itself.


Chrysanthemum

Mythology is filled with many stories related to chrysanthemums and symbolism. It is adorned with Greek prefix “chrys” meaning golden.


Daffodils (narcissus)

Synonymous with spring the Daffodils symbolize rebirth and new beginnings.


Delphinium (larkspur)

Other names of this Dolphin shaped flower are Larkspur, Lark’s Heel, Lark’s Claw and Knight’s Spur.


Freesia

Their bell-shaped blooms and sweet and citrus scent is very popular.


Gladiolus

Symbolizes strength and moral integrity in the shape of a sword.


Heather

Heather twigs were once used for making brooms.


Hydrangea

The name means "water barrel," referring to the hydrangea's need for plenty of water.


Iris

Named after the goddess Iris, who personified the rainbow and acted as the link between heaven and earth.


Lisianthus

Symbolize an outgoing nature. This flower descended from a North American wildflower.


Orchid

The delicate, exotic and graceful orchid epitomize love, luxury, beauty and strength. Orchids were associated with virility, in ancient Greece.


Protea

According to a Greek legend, protea were named after Proteus, the son of Poseidon.


Ranunculus

Also known as Buttercup, it is celebrated for its medicinal properties.


Rose

The roses were associated with goddesses of love – Aphrodite and Venus.


Sunflower

Sunflowers were first grown in Central and South America more for their usefulness than beauty.


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