Flower Meanings
(14 Feb 2013)

flower meanings

Flower Meanings 

Valentine’s Day is upon us and its raining chocolates and flowers! But with so much to choose from, its probably best to know exactly what you are giving and what the meaning of the flower is. Valentine’s day also doesn’t have to be just for couples, there are plenty of flowers with platonic connotations that you can give to your friends to show you love them.


Red roses of any hue say "I love you"; deep red roses imply unconscious beauty.

White roses signify spiritual love and purity; bridal white means happy love.

Yellow roses signify joy and gladness and are often associated with friendship - a perfect platonic gift.

Coral roses imply desire; orange say "I am fascinated and enthusiastic."

Lavender roses mean love at first sight

Light pink roses imply grace, gentility and admiration; dark pink roses say "thank you."

In general, pale-colored roses signify friendship.


Combined Color Meanings:

Red and yellow roses mixed together say "Congratulations!"

Yellow and orange roses together imply passionate thoughts.

Red and white roses signify unity.



The daisy derived its English name from the Anglo-Saxon term daes eage, or "day's eye," referring to the way this flower opens and closes with the sun.

Generally speaking, daisies indicate innocence, purity, and gentleness on behalf of both the giver and the receiver. Daisies say, "You have as many virtues as this plant has petals," or, "I will consider your request." A white daisy represents shared feelings of affection, while a red daisy tells of beauty unknown to the possessor.



On the whole, lilies imply purity of the heart. While lilies come in a variety of colors, most people readily associate lilies with white, meaning innocence and sweetness. The lily of the valley signifies the return of happiness.


Calla - Majestic beauty

White - Purity and virtue

White Stragazer - Sympathy

Pink Stragazer - Prosperity

Lilly of the valley - Devotion



Greek legend tells us that protea were named after Proteus, the son of Poseidon. A sea god who had the power to know all things past, present and future, Proteus would change shape and transform to hide from people seeking his insights. Protea Flowers come in many shapes and forms and therefore this flower symbolizes diversity, courage and strength.

There is a vast variety of flowers available at Pick n Pay and today is the perfect day to send someone a special message with a flower, be it of love, admiration or friendship.

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