By: Emily Allison Email
By: Emily Allison Email

Roses - A Prominent Player

The rose has been around for many years. And it’s no surprise that it’s the most sought after flower when Valentine’s Day draws near. Plants, like the rose, come from the Rosaceae family. These timeless beauties originated more than 4,000 years ago. The land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Middle East was where these flowers first were grown. Today, roses are available all the year round in a variety of shades, colors and sizes.

The rose is a popular flower throughout the world, which makes for many varying meanings as well. However, the color of the rose is where the meanings derive.

Red roses stand for romance, true love, passion and desire. The red rose is a rose that says ‘I love you, truly, madly, deeply’.

A white rose signifies innocence, purity, charm, secrecy and the like. It is for those that wish to say, ‘You are worthy’, ‘You are heavenly’, ‘Please keep a secret’.

Because of their versatility, they’re considered elegant and romantic, more so than any other flower in the spectrum.
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Hyacinth - Attractive and Colorful Option

There are nearly 30 flowering plants that belong to the genus Hyacinthus and family Liliaceae, including the Hyacinth. They are perennials and grow in the Mediterranean region and Africa.

Their pleasing fragrance and attractive springtime blooms in the shape of a bell are most recognizable of this flower. They come in hues of white, orange, yellow, pink, red, purple, lavender and blue.

In the Victorian floral language, the Hyacinth stands for sport or play, while the blue-colored Hyacinth is a symbol of sincerity.
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Tulips - A Passionate Alternative

The most common meanings of this beautiful flower are, perfect lover, fame, love, passion, romance, charity; declaration of love.

The Latin name of the flower is Tulipa.

The uniquely shaped beauty is recognized as the national flower of Iran and Turkey.
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Iris - A Flower of Royalty

The name Iris originates from the Greek word "rainbow". Its name comes from the Greek goddess who carried messages between mortals and the Mount Olympus deities.

Irises meant for the garden are available in an assortment of colors. As for cut flowers’ colors, they are often blue, white and yellow, resembling the summer sky. With southern European and Mediterranean region origins, the flower is the representative of bulbous perennials.

The iris is part of the Iridaceae family, and in some languages, it is called flags or sword flags, symbolizing heraldry and royalty. The Japanese believe that the shape of an iris displays heroism and its blue color is related to blue blood.

The Iris also represents the National Emblem of France. The flower stands for wisdom, hope and ‘my compliments’.
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Orchid - A Luxurious Display of Love

The orchid is the representative of the family Orchidaceae. It is commonly known as ‘Ladies' Fingers’ or ‘Ladies’. Its name is derived from the Greek word ‘orchis’, which means ‘testicle’ with reference of its bulbous roots’ form.

The orchid is considered one of the most beautiful flowers throughout the world. Meanings of this beauty signify love, elegance and luxury. Due to its outer appearance, it is also a symbol of strength.

It is considered a bloom of ‘magnificence’ and conveys a universal message of love, elegance, and thoughtfulness.
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Source: Types of Flowers

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