What Different Flowers Symbolise

What Different Flowers Symbolise

Before picking a plant or flower to gift someone, check what it symbolizes and make the gift more meaningful. 

1. Lotus

Botanical Name: Nelumbo nucifera

Lotus is a symbol of peace. It represents strength, spirituality, and enlightenment.


2. Marigold

Botanical Name: Tagetes

Also called the 'Herb of the Sun', Marigolds stand for passion, creativity, courage, and bravery. Yellow and golden hues symbolize good luck, just like a shiny golden coin.

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3. Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus

When a hibiscus flower is given to someone, it means that they admire them or wish for their success. Different colors of hibiscus symbolize different feelings. They generally stand for happiness and good luck.

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4. Rose

Botanical Name: Rosa

Roses are known for their variety of colors which have different meanings. Red roses mean true love, Pink roses symbolize gratitude, white roses stand for purity and yellow roses signify friendship.

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5. Chrysanthemum

Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums represent joy, longevity, and new life. the four seasons. In some countries like Japan, Chrysanthemums symbolize death.


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6. Jasmine

Botanical Name: Jasminum

Jasmine means different things in different countries, but mainly, it refers to love, sensuality, and beauty. The pure white blossoms also represent purity, and the flower blooming at night symbolizes modesty.

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7. Gardenia

Botanical Name: Gardenia jasminoides

Also called Cape Jasmine, Gardenia means trust, renewal, and clear-sightedness.

8. Orchid

Botanical Name: Orchidaceae

Orchid flowers represent refinement, beauty, charm, and thoughtfulness. Orchids are also believed to bring good luck. They're perfect for celebrating all life's big, special occasions.


9. Dianthus

Botanical Name: Dianthus caryophyllus

They're called "flowers of love". They represent love, gallantry, and gratitude.
There are popular gifts for Mother’s Day as an expression of their appreciation and admiration.

10. Dahlia

Botanical Name: Dahlia

It symbolizes beauty, charm, grace, intelligence, and inner power. Dahlias are perceived to be a symbol of diversity.


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Extra reading

How to Grow Hibiscus indoors
Sun Loving Flowering Plants
Marigold (Tagetes erecta)
Dasavala (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
Thunbergias That make a Statement


Happy Gardening!

Dr. Vandana K.