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Flower colors and their meaning - we will clarify them


Do you have a garden? If so, do you know the flower colors and what they mean? No? Well, we'll quickly clarify this here.

Say it “through the flower”

The variety of colors of the flowers in our garden beds is inexhaustible and that is why people have assigned flower colors to different meanings for many centuries. But apart from the red rose, which symbolizes love, very few people know that almost all flower colors have a meaning. And we would like to give you precisely these meanings in the following, because the symbolism of the floral language is unfortunately hardly known today.

Once you know what all the colors of the flower mean and express, sentences like “say through the flower” and “express yourself in a flowery way” will certainly have a completely different meaning for you.

Example of the meaning of the flower color

Let's just take the rose as an example. Everyone has stood for romance and elegance. If red roses are given away, it has always meant that you want to express your love for someone.

At the beginning of a relationship, one often doesn't speak of love right away. That is why pink roses are often given away because they stand for being in love, that is, for a young love that is still developing.

It looks different again when the roses are yellow. It is a clear symbol of friendship and platonic love. You also give yellow roses when you are ready to forgive someone for making a mistake. Orange roses, on the other hand, stand for luck and hope.

So you see, the colors of a flower can tell a lot. So just let yourself be surprised, which flower color has which meaning.

Flower colors and their meaning

➤ White:

White is the color of purity, honesty and elegance. Modern gardens in particular often use a pure white selection of flowers. And also numerous ornamental trees are offered with white flowers, such as u. a. the wonderfully scented jasmine.

Other popular white flowers include margarites, daisies, daffodils, some types of anemones, goose cress, fence winch, wood vine, gypsophila, lily of the valley, Madonna lily, strawberries and many more.

➤ Pink:

Pink flowers always look delicate and delicate and stand for tenderness and longing. It is not uncommon for gardeners to plant them in a small front garden or to use them for planting containers on balconies and patios.

The almond tree is particularly popular here, the height of which can be optimally influenced. But also the water lily, the dog rose, the autumn anemone, the shield leaf, etc.

➤ Pink:

The darker the pink, the more joie de vivre spreads in a flower bed. Which is why pink blooming flowers are very popular with gardeners and can be found everywhere.

Fine specimens developed here u. a. the peony or the rhododendron. But also the cyclamen, the magnolia, some types of cloves, fuchsias, coneflowers, oleanders and ornamental tobacco, etc.

➤ Red:

Red flowers always spray the glow of summer and are therefore often referred to as messengers of love. The following applies here: the darker the red of the flower, the more passionate the admirer!

A red bloom in the garden ensure u. a. the fire sage, numerous types of dahlias, the corn poppy, the powder puff bush, geraniums, red tulips and many, many more.

➤ Yellow:

Yellow flowers zealously compete with the sun, so they radiate pure joie de vivre in the garden, which is why no garden should have yellow flowering shrubs. By the way, numerous medicinal plants have yellow flowers! Yellow stands for luck as well as envy and jealousy.

The best-known yellow bloomers in our gardens naturally include the daffodils, primroses, early flowering forsythia, sunflowers, cinquefoils, globeflowers, witch hazel, winter jasmine, etc.

➤ Orange:

Orange flowers are life-affirming and bring energy to the garden. Orange also stands for warmth and endurance and figuratively for optimism and zest for life. Therefore, they should be planted preferentially, especially in the family gardens. And the healing marigold also has an orange blossom!

Other orange bloomers can be found in the dahlias, tulips, gladiolus, the orange-red sunflower, Tagetes, the sun bride, etc.

➤ Violet:

Dark violet has a magical effect, which is why these flowers like to attract a large number of insects. Light violet, often referred to as lilac, on the other hand, appears elegant and delicate. The flower color itself stands for unobtrusive closeness, dignity and intimacy.

And the most popular violet-colored flower surely adorns the forget-me-not. But also the lilac tree and the summer lilac, crocuses, the lavender, the pasque flower, the ornamental onion, some types of clematis, etc. bloom every year in a wonderful violet!

➤ Blue:

Blue flowers are rare in nature, but convey a fresh and Mediterranean attitude to life and stand for hope and loyalty. They are ideal as a combination flower in combination with orange perennials.

The best-known garden blossoms in blue include, of course, the delphinium, the blue hibiscus, the garden gentian, the cornflowers and some more.