Nick Federoff's Blog
Everybody likes to receive flowers. But what does it mean if you give
lavender to your wife and basil to your secretary? Whether you’re on the
giving or receiving end, flowers make a statement. Sometimes a strong
one. For the love in your life, red roses are interpreted as love and
beauty. Camellia flowers represent excellence with Clematis for mental
beauty. If you’ve ever received Dahlias before are you sure someone’s
not hinting of instability? Daisies are safe to give as they emulate
innocence. Dill is for those that are irresistible. Remembering someone
with Forget-me-not and Pansies are for fond memories. Oh, yeah. Lavender
for your wife – not good it means distrust and basil to your secretary
Here’s a short list of flowers, plants and their meanings…be careful not
to send the wrong message:
Alstroemeria flower is symbolic of wealth, prosperity and fortune. It is
also the flower of friendship.
Amaryllis This flower is symbolic of splendid beauty. It is also used to
indicate worth beyond beauty.
Anemone on a darker note indicates fading hope and a feeling of having
been forsaken. On a positive note it symbolizes anticipation.
Anthurium symbolizes hospitality. It is also used to indicate happiness
Aster symbolizes patience. It is also indicative of a love of variety.
It also symbolizes elegance and daintiness.
Bird of Paradise symbolizes joyfulness. It also symbolizes magnificence.
It can also be used to indicate exciting and wonderful anticipation.
Bouvardia Double symbolizes enthusiasm. It is also used to indicate zest
Calla Lily symbolizes magnificence and beauty. White Calla lilies
combine these two attributes with purity and innocence associated with
the color white to make it the perfect choice of flower in a Wedding
Carnation symbolizes pride and beauty. A red carnation symbolizes love,
pride and admiration; a pink carnation symbolizes the love of a woman or
a mother; a purple carnation symbolizes capriciousness; a yellow
carnation symbolizes disdain, rejection or disappointment; while a white
carnation symbolizes innocence and pure love. A striped carnation
Chrysanthemum symbolizes fidelity, optimism, joy and long life. A red
chrysanthemum conveys love; a white chrysanthemum symbolizes truth and
loyal love while a yellow chrysanthemum symbolizes slighted love.
Daffodil symbolizes regard and chivalry. It is indicative of rebirth,
new beginnings and eternal life. It also symbolizes unrequited love. A
single daffodil foretells a misfortune while a bunch of daffodils
indicate joy and happiness.
Daisy symbolizes innocence and purity. It conveys loyal love and â€œI
will never tellâ€. Gerbera Daisy specifically conveys cheerfulness.
Delphinium, Hybrid symbolizes big-heartedness, fun, lightness and
levity. It also indicates ardent attachment.
Freesia symbolizes innocence and thoughtfulness.
Gardenia symbolizes purity and sweetness. They indicate secret love.
They convey joy. They tell the receiver you are lovely.
Gerbera belongs to the daisy family and therefore assumes the symbolism
associated with the daisy flower. Gerbera specifically conveys
Gladiolus symbolizes strength of character, faithfulness and honor. The
Gladiolus flower signifies remembrance.
Heather Lavender symbolizes admiration, solitude and beauty while white
heather symbolizes protection and indicates that wishes will come true.
Hyacinth symbolizes playfulness and a sporty attitude and in its extreme
rashness. Hyacinths also denote constancy. Blue hyacinth stands for
constancy, purple for sorrow, red or pink for play, white for loveliness
and yellow for jealousy.
Hydrangea symbolizes heartfelt emotions. It can be used to express
gratitude for being understood. In its negative sense hydrangea
symbolizes frigidity and heartlessness.
Iris symbolizes eloquence. Purple iris is symbolic of wisdom and
compliments. Blue iris symbolizes faith and hope. Yellow iris symbolizes
passion while white iris symbolizes purity.
Larkspur symbolizes levity or lightness. It is also indicative of
fickleness and haughtiness.
Lilac symbolizes youthful innocence and confidence. White lilac
symbolizes humility and innocence, field lilac symbolizes charity while
purple lilac symbolizes first love.
Lily symbolizes purity and refined beauty. White lily symbolizes modesty
and virginity, orange lily
symbolizes passion, yellow lily symbolizes gaiety while Lily of the
Valley symbolizes sweetness and purity of heart. The Easter lily is the
symbol of the Virgin Mary.
Orchid is a symbol of the exotic beauty. It symbolizes refinement,
thoughtfulness and mature charm. It also symbolizes proud and glorious
Peony symbolizes bashfulness and compassion. It can also be used to
express indignation or shame. It symbolizes a happy life, happy
marriage, good health and prosperity.
Protea, King stands for change and transformation. It signifies daring
and resourcefulness. It is symbolic of diversity and courage.
Queen Anne's Lace symbolizes a haven or sanctuary. It signifies
complexity and delicateness.
Ranunculus symbolizes radiant charm. It conveys a message that you are
radiant with charm or you are attractive.
Rose symbolizes love. It signifies love in its various forms. Its
symbolism varies based on color, variety and number.
Snapdragon symbolizes graciousness and strength. Its negative
connotations include deception and presumption.
Statice is symbolic of remembrance. It also symbolizes sympathy and success.
Stock symbolizes lasting beauty and a happy life. It is indicative of
bonds of affection and is symbolic of promptness.
Sunflower signifies pure thoughts. It symbolizes adoration and
dedication. It is symbolic of dedicated love. It is however also
symbolic of haughtiness.
Sweet Pea indicates delicate pleasure and bliss. It is a flower symbolic
of departure after having a good time.
Tulip signifies a declaration of love. It also symbolizes fame and