Gifting flowers is a tradition that most of us have witnessed from a young age, either directly or through the media. Whether selecting flowers for a garden, a bridal bouquet, a holiday decoration or a meaningful gesture, it might be helpful to consider the flower’s symbolic significance. Flowers have been utilised as a form of communication to convey emotions and feelings across faiths and cultures for thousands of years.

As a leading local florist on the Gold Coast, we love educating our clients  about the language of flowers.

Many countries across Europe and Asia have acknowledged the language of flowers. There is a reason why flowers and plants are so often used as symbols in ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Chinese mythologies, folktales, sonnets and symphonies. The vibrance, visuals, fragrance and sentiments that flowers convey make them truly unique.

Roses: The Essence Of Emotion

Roses are the essence of emotion and are appropriate for any celebration or purpose. They are most often seen in floral bouquets and are especially popular on Valentine’s Day. Roses have always been the clear favourite because they can be tailored to each celebration and any person’s preferences. Different colours carry different symbolism, which is what makes roses so versatile. Be sure to research colour symbolism before gifting your next bouquet.

For an incredible neutral rose bouquet, we recommend the Moss n Stone Pot of Beauty. For red roses to represent your passion and devotion, browse our selection of classic red roses.

Tulips: The Flower With Many Deep Meanings

As one of the world’s most well-known and widely-appreciated flowers, tulips are instantly recognisable because of their bright colours. Tulips come in a variety of symbolic colours, with purple being the symbol of royalty and red the symbol of undying love. Yellow tulips are offered to communicate happiness, while white tulips convey a message of forgiveness.

Lillies: A Symbol Of Devotion And Purity

The most common meanings of lilies are devotion and purity; nevertheless, the significance of lilies may vary by species, culture and even colour. In Greek mythology, Hera and Zeus gave lilies the symbolic meaning of rebirth and motherhood. Lilies are often used at Chinese weddings as they are associated with a lifetime of love and good fortune.

We recommend gifting our incredible lily bouquets.

Orchids: A Showcase Of Extraordinary Beauty And Grace

Orchids are among the most exotic flowers and are loved by many for their messages of extraordinary beauty, grace, delicacy, wealth and strength. You may find these special blossoms in many parts of the globe. Orchids come in a variety of colours, each with its own significance. Pink orchids, for instance, symbolise elegance, femininity and happiness, while white orchids are associated with virtue and purity.

For an opulent and exquisite floral gift, we recommend the potted phalaenopsis orchid pot.

Succulents: Endurance Personified

Succulents are resilient plants that can survive dry periods by storing water in their fleshy leaves and stems, and as such, they represent a love that lasts forever. Giving succulents as a present to the one you love most is a wonderful way to demonstrate your eternal devotion to them. Succulents have become associated with tenacity, endurance and the strength of a selfless type of love.

For an ideal and unique gift of resilient and everlasting love, we recommend pots of quaint and colourful succulents.

The language of flowers is incredibly universal, as flowers can express what words sometimes cannot, and the more personal the arrangement, the deeper the message goes.

As a renowned local Gold Coast florist, we have an incredibly diverse range of bouquets, posies and miniature gardens which make beautiful bespoke gifts. Order your flowers today.

As we are working with Mother Nature, each of our floral arrangements are bespoke creations and won’t look identical to what is pictured. Please trust our florists to choose from our selection of seasonal blooms, filler flowers and foliages to create something beautiful (and unique!) in the style of your choice. Likewise for our hampers, these are individually created and products/packaging will vary depending on available stock.