Flowers, since ages, in their various hues and shapes have been associated with the positive attributes of joy, pleasure, affinity and togetherness. No wonder, they are frequently used as gifts in different festivities and special occasions to convey heart-felt remembrance, love and togetherness. Even friendship - one of the greatest gifts of God, is amply represented by a few flowers, owing to their specific features or characteristics.
|Yellow rose||Joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning|
|Coral rose||Friendship, modesty, sympathy|
|Dark red rose:||Unconscious beauty|
|White rose||Purity, innocence, reverence, silence|
|Pink rose||Grace, happiness, gentleness|
|Orange rose||Desire and enthusiasm|
|Lavender rose||Love at first sight|
Hailed as the traditional symbols of companionship - yellow flowers like roses, lilacs and chrysanthemums are often chosen as workplace gifts as a mark of appreciation. With all its radiance and warmth, a yellow flower can serve as a good choice to convey the feelings of companionship even during times of grief. Apart from friendship, yellow flowers also signify filial affection and sympathy.
Often likened to a miniature lily in appearance, this flower is popularly regarded as the symbol of devotion and friendship. Alternately known as the Lily of the Incas or the Peruvian Lily, the flower was named after Baron Claus Von Alstromer, its discoverer. The leaves of the flower generally grow upside down along with a twisted leaf that grows out of the stem. It is believed that the appearance of the flower unmistakably signifies the twists and turns in friendships. The bright hues serve as a powerful addition to the environment symbolizing the virtues of long lasting commitment, care and beauty.
A plant with big flowers typically resembling the shapes of quills and pompons, chrysanthemums stand for the virtues of sympathy, friendship, and trust.
The beautiful flower represents the impeccable values of trust, faith and friendship. The word “Iris” is Greek for rainbow. Perhaps the depth of a meaningful friendship can only be truly exemplified by the deep blue and purple hues of this flower. Additionally, as a springtime flower, Iris, unmistakably symbolizes the eternal promise of renewal, delight and transformation- some aspects that can be inextricably linked to friendship as well.
The different colors of zinnia are particularly meant to represent different situations involving the thought of a friend. Yellow zinnia means daily remembrance. The white zinnia signifies that a friend is thinking of another friend in his/her absence. Scarlet stands for constancy in companionship.
This evergreen woody plant with its foliage of ivy geranium and trailing stems signifies the ever blossoming relationship between two friends, best.
It stands for “best friends” or “friend in need”. It's an evergreen yucca with narrow, stiff and pointed basal leaves. It grows in almost all kinds of surfaces including sandy, dry and rocky habitats. The characteristic hardiness of this flower is considered symbolic of the ability of true friends to overcome every obstacle in their way to building an everlasting bond.
|Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers|
|Aloe||Healing, protection, affection|
|Clover, white||Think of me|
|Dill||Powerful against evil|
|Forget-me-not||True love memories|
|Goldenrod||Encouragement, good fortune|
|Jasmine, white||Sweet love|
|Lilac||Joy of youth|
|Magnolia||Love of nature|
|Marjoram||Joy and happiness|
|Rose, red||Love, I love you, desire|
|Rue||Grace, clear vision|
|Salvia, blue||I think of you|
|Salvia, red||Forever mine|
|Tulip, red||Declaration of love|
|Tulip, yellow||Sunshine in your smile|
|Wallflower||Faithfulness in adversity|
1. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
2. A good friend is like a four-leaf clover; hard to find and lucky to have.
3. The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
Henry David Thoreau
4. In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
– Kozuko Okakura
5. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever.
6. In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.
– Okakura Kakuzo
7. The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
8. Love is flower like friendship is like a sheltering tree.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge