The Hidden Meaning of Flowers

orchid

The orchid is the 14th wedding anniversary flower.
Orchids all over the world represent rare and delicate beauty and charm.
Orchids come in every color except true blue.
Red orchids symbolize passion, desire, strength and courage.
Pink orchids symbolize innocence, joy and happiness
White orchids symbolize purity and beauty.
Purple orchids represent dignity, respect and royalty.
Yellow orchids represent friendship.
There are also green orchids and they are thought to bring blessings and good fortune.

azalea

Azaleas are a type of rhododendron. They are closely associated with beauty and rebirth. They are celebrated in festivals throughout the world, especially the U.S. and Asia. This flower means “Take care of yourself for me”. It is also the Chinese symbol of womanhood.

amaryllis

The amaryllis commonly means determination, beauty, and love. It can also mean success, and is commonly given as a gift of hard-won achievement. Amaryllis is a Greek female name that means “to sparkle”.

anemone

This delicate flower has a mixed set of meanings depending on the culture. According to Greek mythology, the anemone sprang from Aphrodite’s tears as she mourned the death of Adonis /əˈdəʊnɪs/. Some see it as an omen of impending illness while others see it as a symbol of anticipation and protection from illness. For the Christians, it’s a symbol of the blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross. That’s the reason why you may see anemones on some paintings of the crucifixion.

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