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Flowers and their Meaning

Are you aware that flowers have meanings associated with them? Special occasions have their own specific flower(s) with their own special meaning.

The use of different flowers for different occasions is a tradition that dates back to ancient times. In ancient Egypt and China, the meaning of flowers was significant. The symbolism of flowers has been carried from generation to generation, and the tradition also holds influence in the present day.

The Victorian era was one of the first times flower symbolism became widespread. Shakespeare made use of the symbolic meaning of flowers in many of his plays. Some of the flowers that he referenced included rosemary (remembrance), pansies (thoughts), fennel (flattery), columbine (foolishness), rue (adultery), daisies (innocence), and violets (sorrow and death, but have now come to symbolize faithfulness).

When selecting a flower for a special occasion, you can choose from several varieties, each with its own special meaning. At Nunan’s Florist & Greenhouses we know flowers and as your local Georgetown, MA florist, we can help you make the right choice when selecting the perfect flower(s) for your special occasion.

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Listed below are a few of the most common flowers and what they symbolize:

Popular flowers for the Holidays:

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Amaryllis Amaryllis – pride, determination, and radiant beauty

Christmas Rose Christmas Rose – a gift for Christ

Holly Holly – fertility and everlasting life

Mistletoe Mistletoe – love, and a vow to plant a kiss on all those who passed beneath it

Narcissus Narcissus – rebirth and renewal

Red Poinsettia Red Poinsettia – the blood of Christ, the Star of Bethlehem

Popular flowers for Weddings & Anniversaries:

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Amaryllis Amaryllis – love and determination

Calla Lily Calla Lily – magnificence and beauty, purity, and innocence

Gardenias Gardenias – joy

Hydrangeas Hydrangeas – perseverance and heartfelt emotion

Orchid Orchid – love, beauty, charm, pride, and glorious femininity

Peony Peony – happy life, happy marriage, good health, and prosperity

White Roses White Roses – chaste love, new love, new beginnings

Popular flowers for Birthdays:

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Bird of Paradise Bird of Paradise – joyfulness and magnificence, or exciting and wonderful anticipation

Pink Carnations Pink Carnations – gratitude, love, pride, and admiration

Chrysanthemums Chrysanthemums – sharing, and “I love you”

Iris Iris – eloquence, purple (wisdom and compliments), blue (faith and hope), yellow (passion), and white (purity).

Orchid Orchid – love, beauty, charm, pride, and glorious femininity

Rose Rose – pale pink (admiration, joy), yellow (friendship), pink (appreciation and gratitude), red (love), lavender (enchantment, wonder, mystery, love at first sight)

Sunflower Sunflower – pure thought, adoration, and dedication

Popular flowers for Mother’s Day:

Remember your mother with beautiful flowers from Nunan’s Florist & Greenhouses. Stop by our Massachusetts flower shop located in Georgetown, MA, or pick out the perfect Mother’s Day flower arrangements online.

Carnation Carnation – pleasant memories of childhood

Daisy Daisy – sweetness and innocence

Gladiolus Gladiolus – strength of character, moral integrity, and sincerity

Lily Lily – purity and refined beauty (white (modesty and virginity), orange (passion), yellow (sweetness, and purity of heart)

Rose Rose – yellow or orange (feelings of gratitude and joy)

Tulip Tulip – declaration of a perfect love

Popular flowers for Sympathy and Funerals:

We are a Georgetown, MA florist, here to help our local customers and customers throughout Massachusetts during difficult times to select the perfect floral remembrance arrangements to honor their loved ones.

Carnation Carnation – red (admiration), pink (remembrance)

Chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum – honoring a full life

Forget me nots Forget-me-nots – remember me forever

Gladiolus Gladiolus – strength of character, moral integrity, and sincerity

Rose Rose – white (respect, love, and courage), pale pink (admiration, joy), yellow (friendship), peach (sympathy to a loved one), crimson (grief and sorrow)

Phalaenopsis Orchid Phalaenopsis Orchid – sympathy and eternal love

Nunan’s Florist & Greenhouses is a family-owned Massachusetts Flower shop, with flowers for every occasion. We have been providing flowers to our customers for over 100 years. Call us at 978-352-8172 or order online today.

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