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5 Flower Meanings for Every Occasion December 2, 2019

Midtown East, Manhattan
5 Flower Meanings for Every Occasion, Manhattan, New York

Historically, different kinds of blossoms were used to send all kinds of messages between friends and partners. Today, the language of flowers isn't used as often, but you can still make your bouquet meaningful by asking your florist for species that express the message you want to send. Here are a few examples of common, beloved flowers you can use.

What Do These Plants Mean?

1. Rose

The rose is one of the most popular choices to give and receive, and it comes in a full range of colors with different meanings. In general, roses express love. More specifically, red roses denote passion, yellow ones represent joy and friendship, white roses are common wedding flowers and also represent purity, and pink expresses sweetness and innocence.

2. Sunflower

FlowersSunflowers are cheerful blooms that bring fun and energy to any bouquet. They also represent loyalty and admiration. Just as this plant turns to face the sun throughout the day, the giver of a sunflower may want to express that they’ll never turn away from the recipient.

3. Alstroemeria

If you want to wish someone good luck and success, choose alstroemeria. Also known as the Peruvian lily, this blossom symbolizes wealth and good fortune. Like the rose, it comes in a wide range of cheerful colors.

4. Gerbera

Daisies typically signify innocence and purity. Gerbera daisies also express cheerfulness. Their abundant petals and bright colors make them a popular choice for summer bouquets, but you can find them throughout the year.

5. Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums have several meanings depending on color. In general, the flower stands for optimism and longevity. Red ones convey love, while white ones stand for truth and loyalty. Traditionally, yellow chrysanthemums mean that the recipient has slighted the giver, but this lush, pillowy flower is still popular for its cheerful color.


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