How much do you know research on flower meanings before you buy them as gifts? Did you know that different flowers have different meanings attached to them?

Floriography is another name for the language of flowers. Within the art of floriography, every flower carries its own special meaning or symbolism, according to its variety and colour.

At BloomBack, we use various types of flowers mainly roses, hydrangeas, baby’s breath, gerberas and carnations in various colours to portray different emotions and feelings. Let’s have a quick look at the meanings of the blooms, which occasions they’re used for and some interesting facts!

 

ROSE

What do the colours symbolise?

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Red

Menu Pink Colour

Pink

Menu Champagne Colour

Peach

Menu Yellow Colour

Yellow

Romantic love  

Beauty

Admiration

Elegance

Gratitude

Sincerity

Joy

Affection

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Blue

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White

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Green

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Purple

Mysterious

Unattainable

Innocence

Purity

Peace

Rejuvenation

Royalty

Enchantment


What occasions can they be used for?

  • WeddingsWhite roses are traditionally used in bridal bouquets during weddings. Also known as the bridal rose, the white rose symbolizes the unity and purity associated with a new bond of marriage. 
  • Valentine’s DayRed roses are the traditional way to say “I love you,” and are, therefore, the most popular flower sent on Valentine’s Day.
  • Thank YouRoses are a time-honoured symbol for appreciation, and according to traditional rose meanings, a message of gratitude is specifically conveyed by peach roses.

Did you know?

  1. Roses are England’s national flower. 
  2. The ancient Greeks and Romans associated roses with Aphrodite and Venus, goddesses of love.
  3. There are many types of roses — 150 species and thousands of hybrids can be found in a variety of shapes and colors.

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Love Never Fails Glass Dome with red and pink roses

 

BABY’S BREATH

Babys breath

What do the colours symbolise?

 

White Unity, innocence and spirituality
Blue Honesty, trust and respect
Red Love, affection and romance
Pink Gentle emotions, love and romance
Purple Nobility, royalty and beauty
Yellow Happiness, joy and optimism

 

What occasions can they be used for?

  • New mum – Baby’s breath is a symbol of newborn babies and it is usually gifted to them and their parents. This symbolic meaning is partly based on the white colour of the flower and the gentle flower that grows on top.
  • Birthday – The yellow baby’s breath flower is a perfect birthday gift for your friends and family members as it wishes the celebrant a life full of happiness and joy.
  • Baby reveal party – Pink baby’s breath flowers can be incorporated in the party to show you are having a baby girl. It is a symbol of gentle love.

Did you know?

  1. Baby’s breath love dry soil and is resistant to drought. Too much water can lead to rapid growth and poor flowering.
  2. Baby’s breath, most commonly occurs in a well-known white variety, but the plant can also have flowers in several shades of pink and purple.
  3. You can dye baby’s breath by cutting the end of their stems and allowing them to drink up water that has been infused with food dye. For darker hues, add more colouring and leave them to soak overnight.

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Isn’t She Lovely (LED and Bluetooth Speaker) with white baby’s breath

 

HYDRANGEA

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What do the colours symbolise? 

White Purity, innocence and abundance
Blue Apology, forgiveness and regret
Purple Desire for deeper understanding
Pink Heartfelt emotions, love and romance

What occasions can they be used for?

  • Wedding anniversaryPink hydrangeas are often given on 4th wedding anniversaries to symbolize appreciation and heartfelt emotion.
  • ApologyModern Western florists often use blue hydrangeas in apology arrangements based on the Japanese tale that an emperor gave Hydrangeas to his lover as an apology for neglecting her when other business took up all his attention. 
  • First datePurple hydrangeas can be given to your partner during a first date or beginning stages of a relationship as it represents a desire for deeper understanding.

Did you know?

  1. The greatest diversity of hydrangea species exists in eastern Asia, which includes Japan, China, and Korea.
  2. Hydrangeas all contain some amount of cyanide in their leaves and flowers, making most of them unsafe for use as tea or medicine. 
  3. Hydrangea’s color ranges from white to blue to pink and purple, determined by the acidity level of the soil.

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Truly – Purple Glass Dome (LED) with pink hydrangeas

 

GERBERA

Gerberas in colours

What do the colours symbolise?

Orange Enthusiasm, energy and warmth
Purple Elegance, pride and feminine beauty
Yellow Friendship and happiness
Pink Admiration, high esteem and sympathy
Red Desire and love
White Purity and innocence

What occasions can they be used for?

  • Get well soonA bouquet of pink gerberas is usually sent with a Get Well Soon message to express admiration and sympathy. 
  • ProposalIf you are gifting red gerberas to someone, you are expressing that you are fully immersed in love with the person.
  • Bridesmaids partyInfuse happiness into your friendship and bring friends closer with a bunch of yellow gerberas.

Did you know?

  1. Gerbera is the birth flower for the month of April
  2. The gerbera will rebloom every year in the springtime. It is more likely to rebloom when planted outdoors rather than in a pot indoors.
  3. Gerbera daisies are excellent for helping you to sleep because they continue to release a continuous stream of fresh oxygen through the evening hours, while other flowers slow down their oxygen production.

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Walking On Sunshine Glass Dome with yellow gerbera

 

CARNATION

Carnation pink purple

What do the colours symbolise?

Red Deep love and admiration
White Pure love and good luck
Pink A mother’s love
Yellow Disappointment or rejection
Purple Capriciousness and unpredictable nature

What occasions can they be used for?

  • Mother’s DayA bouquet of pink carnations are usually presented on Mother’s day to express the love and respect that the special lady deserves.
  • GraduationCarnations in the school colours are often presented to graduates or recipients of academic and sports awards. 
  • FarewellWhite carnations are presented to someone starting something new in life, such as a new job, hence these make perfect farewell gifts to wish them the best of luck in their endeavours.

Did you know?

  1. According to ancient Roman legend, pink carnations were first bloomed when Mother Mary wept as Jesus carried the cross. Since then, the flowers have symbolised protective motherly love. 
  2. Carnations are used in tea to relieve stress, fatigue, depression, insomnia and female hormonal imbalances. 
  3. The carnation’s scientific name, Dianthus, comes from a combination of two Latin words: “dios,” meaning gods, and “anthos,” meaning flower. Carnations are referred to as the flowers of the gods.

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More Than Words – Paradise Glass Dome with pink carnation

Now that you know more about the meanings of the colours of flowers and some interesting facts about them, make the right choices when it comes to gifting. Select the right combination of the types and colours of blooms to express your feelings. Explore our collection of floral gifts here!