The Language Of Flowers

An insightful look at why women are drawn to flowers.

“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why are women drawn to flowers?

It is no secret that women are fond of those beautiful blooms of red, white, blue, and yellow petals. But what is behind a woman’s attraction to flowers? Why do women get so sentimental when they receive flowers? Flowers remain a riddle to most men. In fact, it’s probably one of the reasons men are curious to discover the depths of a woman’s psyche. But who can blame them?

“A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.” — Terri Guillemets

Here are two main reasons that might help you understand a woman’s affiliation with flowers:

1. Flowers symbolize romance

From the beginning of time, flowers have been known to be a universal symbol of love and appreciation. Their beauty and fragrance are what make them the perfect romantic gesture. They represent a rather “old-fashioned” type of romance that speaks to women. Whether it’s a single rose or a beautiful bouquet, flowers have been a timeless way for men to express their affection.

“If I had a single flower for every time I thought about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” — Claudia Adrienne Grandi

P.S: Not a daisy goes by where I don’t think about you — pun intended.

Tip: Flowers are generally associated with romantic dates, engagements, and weddings. However, they carry an even greater sentimental value when they’re given on random days for absolutely no reason. So, the next time you wish to brighten her day or show her you’re thinking of her, get her flowers!

2. Flowers are associated with femininity

Women are naturally inclined towards flowers because they are representative of a woman’s beauty. How? you ask. Women have been regarded as beautiful and delicate for centuries. Poets and artists have celebrated their beauty through poems and breath-taking paintings. There’s something about beautiful blossoming petals that is quite representative of a woman’s delicacy and femininity.

“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” — Miranda Kerr

1. Calla lilies

Origin — Southern Africa

A symbol of magnificence and beauty. White Calla lilies combine these two attributes with purity and innocence.

2. Carnations

Origin — the Mediterranean region

A symbol of pride and beauty. A red carnation symbolizes love; pink symbolizes the love of a woman or a mother; yellow symbolizes disdain; while white symbolizes innocence and pure love.

3. Gardenias

Origin — the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, Madagascar, Pacific Islands, and Australia.

They represent purity and sweetness. They indicate secret love and convey joy. They communicate how lovely the receiver is.

4. Peonies

Origin — Asia, Europe, and Western North America

A symbol for bashfulness and compassion. They symbolize a happy life, happy marriage, good health, and prosperity.

5. Roses

Origin — Asia, Europe, North America, and North-Western Africa.

A symbol of love. A red rose is an unmistakable expression of love; white Roses represent purity, chastity, and innocence while lavender Roses convey enchantment. They also symbolize “love at first sight”.

6. Sunflowers

Origin — North America and Central America

Sunflowers represent pure thoughts. They symbolize adoration and dedication.

7. Tulips

Origin — Southern Europe and Central Asia

They symbolize a declaration of love. They also represent fame and perfect love.

“If I could learn the language of flowers, I would ask them to teach me how to speak beauty in silence”

— Princely Glorious

Learn more about the different types of flowers and what they symbolize using the guides below:

  1. Flower Fairies: The Meaning of Flowers by Cicely Mary Barker
  2. Loves Me, Loves Me Not: The Hidden Language of Flowers by Peter Loewer

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