Edelweiss Flower Symbolism
The flower symbolism associated with the edelweiss flower is daring, courage and noble purity. The flowers are felted and woolly with white hairs, with characteristic bloom consisting of five to six small yellow flower heads surrounded by leaflets in star form.
The flower symbolism associated with ferns is magic, fascination, confidence, shelter, discretion, reverie and a secret bond of love. A great many ferns are grown as landscape plants, for foliage for cut bouquets and as houseplants
Forget-Me-Not Flower SymbolismThe flower symbolism associated with the forget-me-not is true love and memories. In 15th century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted Forget-me-not. It is also told in pious legend that the Christ child was sitting on Mary's lap one day and said that he wished that future generations could see them. He touched her eyes and then waved his hand over the ground and blue forget-me-nots appeared
Foxglove Flower Symbolism
The flower symbolism associated with the foxglove is stateliness and youth. Foxglove flowers have both positive and negative symbolic meanings. They are said to sometimes hurt and sometimes heal. The scientific name is digitalis, a reference to the presence of powerful chemicals that can heal heart conditions if taken correctly but can kill if taken in large amounts. Thus, foxglove is symbolic of both healing and harm. Read more about foxgloves.
Fuchsia Flower Symbolism
The flower symbolism associated with the fuchsia is confiding love. Fuchsia flowers are a very decorative pendulous eardrop shape, borne in profusion throughout the summer and autumn, and all year in tropical species. In many species, the sepals are bright red and the petals purple, a combination of colors that attract hummingbirds.
Gardenia Flower Symbolism
The flower symbolism associated with the gardenia is you're lovely, secret love, purity and refinement. Gardenia plants are prized for the strong sweet scent of their flowers, which can be very large in some species
Geranium Flower Symbolism
The flower symbolism associated with the geranium is a true friend, stupidity, folly and meeting. The genus name is derived from the Greek word geranos, meaning crane. The name derives from the appearance of the seed-heads, which have the same shape as the bill of a crane.
Gladiolus Flower Symbolism
The flower symbolism associated with the gladiolus is preparedness, strength, splendid beauty and love at first sight. The gladiolus is named for the shape of its leaves, gladius or sword. The gladiolus is said to have symbolized the Roman gladiators. The British used the stem base (corms) as a poultice for thorns and splinters.
Globe Amaranth Flower Symbolism
The flower symbolism associated with the globe amaranth is unfading love. The globe amaranth is an annual plant that grows up to 24 inches in height. The true species has magenta flowers, and garden varieties have additional colors such as purple, red, white, pink, and lilac
By Kathleen Karlsen
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Edelweiss Flower Symbolism