Hey fellas! Thought red roses were the perfect way to say ‘I’m sorry’ to your fine lady? Well, think again! Even back as far as the Victorian era, floral symbolism has been used to convey secret messages.
Here’s a little guide to help you choose the right flower for the right occasion and ensure you don’t inadvertently say ‘You’re alright’ when you’re really trying to say, ‘You’re the bee’s knees, the cat’s meow, the earth that I breathe, my little turtle dove’!
Red rose Says ‘I love you’
Yellow rose Suggests joy, happiness and that ‘I care’
Coral or orange rose Shows enthusiasm or desire
Deep pink rose Says ‘thank you’
A bunch of red and white roses Suggests unity
Rosebud Symbolises youth, beauty and innocence
Rose leaves A symbol of hope
Yellow tulip Says ‘there’s sunshine in your smile’
Primrose Says ‘I can’t live without you’
Orchid Suggests refined beauty
Buttercup Suggests riches
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