10 Flowers you Should Never Give to Anyone

In terms of gifts, flowers are generally considered to be one of the safest options.

However, did you know that there are some flowers you should just never give?

1. Aconite (Monkshood)

Not all flowers have good meanings and the Aconite is one of the exceptions. This pretty-looking flower actually means ‘hatred’ and ‘be cautious’.

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image: plantpictures.net

2. Begonia

Begonia is often featured in floral bouquets, but it actually means ‘Deep thinking’. If you’re going to be sending Begonia, be sure you’re sending them to someone who appreciates the meaning.

3. Buttercups

There is a reason you don’t often see buttercups in floral bouquets. They represent childishness. No matter how sweet you think it is, never give buttercups to a loved one!

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4. Butterfly weed

If you care about your relationship, under no circumstances should you send the butterfly weed. It literally means ‘Leave me’. You have been warned!

5. Yellow Carnations

Some carnations make excellent gifts, but yellow ones should be avoided. They symbolise rejection and disdain. Be sure to stick to white carnations with your flower delivery instead as they represent pure love and sweetness.

6. Cyclamen

Cyclamen are a good flower to send someone if you’ve just broken up. However, if you’re still together it’s recommended that you avoid this pretty flower which symbolises separation.

7. Orange lilies

Lilies are considered a beautiful, popular flower but the orange variations actually symbolise hatred, pride and disdain.

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8. Petunia

The petunia symbolises resentment and anger. It may be a striking flower, but its message is sure to get you into trouble.

9. Black Rose

The black rose symbolises death and is best avoided for almost every occasion!

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Image: etsy.com

10. Petrol Station Flowers

Nothing says ‘I couldn’t be bothered’ quite like a bunch of flowers from a local petrol station. If you really want to make an impression, buy from an online florist.

So there you have it – 10 top flowers you shouldn’t give to the one you love! It always helps to understand the meanings of different flowers before you send them. While many don’t care what the meaning is, only what they look like, some people do pay attention to the message behind the flowers.

Author: Lily Calyx

Flower expert, gardening enthusiast and creative mind behind our blog.

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