Flower speak

PUBLISHED : Friday, 30 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 30 June, 2006, 12:00am

Everyone knows that red roses symbolise love, but what about pink roses, or purple lilacs? Different colours and flower types have been used since Victorian times to denote a range of emotions, or as a code to convey a message. The following lists what some popular flowers mean when used in weddings:


Camellia


Pink - longing for you; Red - you are a flame in my heart; White - you are adorable


Daffodil


General - regard, unrequited love, you are the only one, the sun is always shining when I'm with you; Daffodil narcissus - you are an angel


Daisy


General - innocence, loyal love, I'll never tell, purity; Garden - I share your sentiment; Red - joy; White - innocence, truth; Yellow - I will try hard to earn your love


Lilac


General - humility; White - you are so pure and innocent; Purple - you are my first love


Lily


General - Chinese meaning: We will be happy together for 100 years; Calla - your voice is music to my ears, beauty; Casablanca - I am in heaven when I'm with you; Pink - romantic; Stargazer - I see heaven in your eyes; Yellow - love for the moment, nothing is forever, I'm walking on air; White - virginity, purity, majesty, it's heavenly to be with you, my love is pure and innocent


Orchid


General - love, beauty, refinement, beautiful lady, Chinese symbol for numerous children; Butterfly - you are always on my mind; Cattleya - mature charm


Peony


General - Happy life, happy marriage, Chinese meaning: wealth


Tulip


General - perfect lover, fame; Cream - I will love you forever; Red - declaration of love, believe me; Variegated - beautiful eyes


Violet


General - modesty; Blue - watchfulness, faithfulness, I'll always be true; White - let's take a chance


Zinnia


Magenta - lasting affection; Mixed - thinking of an absent friend;


Scarlet - constancy; White - goodness; Yellow - daily remembrance


 

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