Flowers

What Flower are You?

Flowers, whether given as a gift or purchased for yours truly, are a welcome way to brighten up a dull day. From growing them in your garden or admiring them in the wild to displaying them in your home and office, there are many ways to enjoy an array of bold and beautiful blooms.

Are you aware of their symbolic meanings, or more importantly, which flower represents you? Read on to discover more…

Flowers and their symbolism

Most people will be familiar with roses and their symbolism, which his passion and love. After all, gifting roses to a special someone is regarded as a romantic gesture across the globe.

But what about all of the lesser-known blooms? Regardless of the types of flower you pick, they’ll also denote a range of emotions, all of which can be channelled silently when gifting a bouquet.

Do flowers choose you?

When it comes to embellishing your home with freshly cut blooms or adding a splash of hue to your garden with a handful of bold blooms, some prefer the classic look of roses, while others may enjoy the joy of sunflowers or lilies. We tend to choose blooms based on their style and hue.

If you’re a fan of eclectic, bright colours, it’s likely your tastes will veer more towards brighter, bolder, tropical blooms too.

Whereas if your style is somewhat sophisticated, classic, traditional blooms including daisies, tulips and roses may be more your thing. We all have blooms we’re drawn to, but did you know that many of these blooms have different meanings, with some also related to your birth month?

Here’s what some of the most prevalent blooms symbolise and what they can say about your personality…

Roses

Two Dozen Red Roses

Depending on their hue, roses boast several different meanings. Dark red roses are symbolic of stunning beauty, while red roses denote feelings of desire, passion and love. Pink roses are symbolic of happiness, grace and gentleness, while white roses denote silence, purity, and innocence.

The brighter hues also have symbolic meanings, with yellow roses representing new beginnings, friendship and feelings of joy, orange roses denoting enthusiasm and desire, and coral roses being symbolic of modesty, friendship and empathy.

If you’re the type of person to always choose roses for yours truly, it’s likely you’re someone who thinks with their heart. Your style? Timeless, classic and effortless, yet bold at the same time.

Tulips

Tulips

These prevalent blooms are often associated with feelings of fame and true love. Red tulips are gifted by those who wish to declare their love to another, whereas purple symbolises royalty, yellow represents sunshine, and white tulips denote feelings of worthiness and absolution.

Variegated tulips can also be given to those you deem to have beautiful eyes. This pretty bloom is also the national flower of several countries, including Hungary, Holland and Kyrgyzstan. What do they say about you? Tulips can show that you’re confident, thoughtful and boast an ever-changing style, which is often dependent on your mood.

Daisies

Daisies

The word ‘’daisy’ denotes an Old English word meaning ‘day’s eye’. These blooms are symbolic of hope, innocence and purity and are available in a variety of hues, with the brightest blooms being symbolic of joy.

If you’re a fan of daisies, it’s likely you’re an optimist – someone who is able to see the good in any situation. It’s likely you’re cheery at all times of the day, even in the mornings, and are always on the lookout for opportunities to make others smile.

Lilacs

Lilac

These flowers represent feelings of joy and youthful innocence, with each hue boasting a slightly different meaning. Purple lilacs are representative of first love, while white lilacs are symbolic of innocence and humility.

What do these blooms say about you? Should you like lilacs, you’re a nostalgic individual who boasts a vintage style.

Daffodils

Daffodils

The daffodil is often given to friends or to someone you wish to begin a friendship with. They’re also the Welsh national flower. Those who are drawn to these blooms often put others, including friends and family, before themselves.

Daffodil enthusiasts are people pleasers who enjoy hosting events, especially for their nearest and dearest. It’s likely they also have a laid-back yet fun personality.

Sunflowers

Sunflowers

These blooms are symbolic of adoration. That’s because they love the sunshine and often grow directly towards it. This bloom is Ukraine’s national flower and represents pure thoughts and love.

If you’re the kind of person who loves meeting new people and making new friends, this is your bloom. It’s likely you boast a warm, bright and bold personality and enjoy being the centre of attention.

As you can see, there are many different blooms to match different personality types and feelings, which should mean you can find the perfect bloom to say exactly what you want.

Sources: flowermag.com, apartmenttherapy.com

Lily Calyx is our in-house flower whisperer, an expert on all things botanical and an enthusiastic orchids collector. She loves discussing the insights of the secret world of flowers, shares her gardening tips and hacks and moons over the latest additions to Serenata Flowers flower range. Ask Lily anything about flowers and we can guarantee she will have the answer.

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