Calla lilies represent beauty and magnificence and are considered very regal flowers. White calla lilies represent innocence and purity; hence they are often used for weddings. They can also represent resurrection, therefore commonly used in funeral floral arrangements. Coloured calla variously represents elegance, appreciation, admiration, charm, gratitude and happiness.
Carnations are known as the flowers of the gods. Overall, carnations represent women’s love, pride, beauty, fascination, and distinction. The lessor seen green carnations look great with white flowers and can also make a great St Patrick’s Day bunch!
The daisy is a very popular flower representing purity, loyal love, innocence, and new beginnings. Daisies have uplifting qualities. Specifically, gerbera daisies express cheerfulness and therefore make great housewarming gifts or get well soon flowers.
Gardenias are the perfect gift for the quintessential romantic. They express joy, sweetness and purity and are thought to represent secret love and say, “You are lovely.”
Lilacs are most often gifted in colours of purple or white. They convey confidence and youthful innocence and are also the flower gifted on the eighth wedding anniversary.
Lilies exemplify refined beauty and comes in a variety of colours. Lilies are commonly given as Easter gifts with the Easter lily representing the Virgin Mary.
The orchid is a unique flower that gives off an aura of exotic beauty and flair. It stands for refinement, mature charm, femininity, and thoughtfulness and is the Chinese symbol for many children. Orchids are long lasting and make great gifts for virtually any occasion with the pink variety traditionally given for the fourteenth wedding anniversary.
Roses are timeless and classic flowers beloved by many and known as one of the most popular symbols of love. The kind of love the rose represents is dependent on colour. Red for deep, powerful love; deep red can denote sorrow; white characterizes chastity, purity, and new beginnings; yellow for platonic friendship, caring, and feelings of joy; pink to express emotions of admiration or gratitude; orange for energy; green for harmony and fertility; and purples mean love at first sight. There are over 120 variations of roses.
Sunflowers are known as the third anniversary flower and represent adoration and pure thoughts. Their sunny natures make then a great gift to brighten up a home or cheer up a friend.
The tulip is one of the most popular flowers of spring and represent elegance and grace. They can epitomise a declaration of love.