Valentine's Day is a day for lovers to say "I love you."
For those who believe in tiptoeing around how they express their feelings however, there is the language of flowers.
Depending upon the flower and the color of the flower, you can express all kinds of messages.
And your lover can have a go at guessing what they are.
Use the handy chart below to decide if your lover sent you a less than cheery love message.
You want to give your sweetie a bouquet of flowers on Valentine's Day. That's a classy move. Think twice, though, before plucking any random bunch of blooms. If your special someone is among the thousands who know the "meaning of flowers," he or she may have a funny reaction to that clutch of striped carnations. (What you just said: "Sorry I can't be with you.")
To save you the horror of broadcasting the wrong message with yellow chrysanthemums ("slighted love"), yellow hyacinths ("jealousy"), or bright and shiny marigolds ("cruelty, grief, and jealousy," oh my!), the meaning are below.
WHAT SENDING PARTICULAR FLOWERS MEAN
1. Roses - Love
2. Orchids - A belle
3. Iris - My compliments
4. Daisies - Innocence
5. Tulips - Declaration of love
6. Calla Lily - Beauty
7. Amaryllis - Splendid beauty
8. Hydrangea - Heartfelt
9. Anthurium - Hospitality
10. Daffodils - Chivalry
11. Chrysanthemums - Fidelity
12. Carnations - Pride and beauty
13. Lilacs - Youthful innocence
14. Birds of Paradise - Joyfulness
15. Tiger Lily - Wealth, pride
16. Peony - Bashful
17. Anemone - Anticipation
18. Sunflowers - Pure thoughts
19. Aster - Patience
20. Gladiolus - Strength of character
As if this weren't enough, here's the meaning of sending colored roses and what each signifies.
1. Red Roses - Love and romance
2. Black Roses - Vengeance
3. Blue Roses - Mystery and intrigue
4. Pink Roses - Gratitude and appreciation
5. Purple Roses - Love at first sight
6. White Roses - Innocence and purity
7. Green Roses - Fertility
8. Yellow Roses - Joy and friendship
9. Lavender Roses - Enchantment
10. Orange Roses - Enthusiasm, passion
Okay, lovers, have at it.
And if anyone in college is reading this, remember that now you can include "flowers" on your resume when it asks if you speak any other languages.
* What that Rose Says about You
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