Flowers have an incredibly powerful language and it has been a method of communication since the dawn of time. When you are romantically interested in someone or when someone gives you red roses for example, it is quiet, yet powerful words of love that is communicated. Through the years, traditions and meanings of various flowers have been adapted to suit specific cultures and traditions. Over time, it became known that when feelings and emotions are not enough you hand someone flowers.

We look at some of the more commonly known flowers and their particular language they “speak”:

  • Azalea – romance and love
  • Anthurium – the heart
  • Ambrosia – love returned
  • Bugle – most lovable
  • Coreopsis – love at first sight
  • Cabbage rose – ambassador of love
  • Red catchfly – youthful love
  • Purple lilac – first love
  • Pink carnation women’s love
  • Myrtle – love
  • Forget-me-not – true love
  • Rose – sacred to any love
  • Red tulips – a declaration of love

Flowers that represent and symbolize a feeling of intense and burning passion are jonquil, elder, statice, peach blossom, yellow iris, and red iris. Flowers symbolizing fidelity include the ivy, plum blossom, Indian jasmine, dahlia, bluebell, bamboo, and azalea.

The same goes for flowers that symbolizes new beginnings and each one has its own meaning and special language. The daffodil for example is one such perfect example of a flower, which is great to give to someone who is starting something new or making a fresh start. It is a flower widely associated with spring, however a great flower to give during New Year.