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The Meanings Behind Popular Flowers – Jasmines, Gardenias, Roses, and Orchids

Like gemstones, flowers can symbolize sentiments like love and good luck. While you’ve probably seen jasmines, gardenias, roses, and orchids before, you may not have considered what each flower represents. Thankfully, this helpful information can help provide some insight into the meaning of these four gorgeous flowers:

  • Jasmines – Due to their small, delicate petals, white color, and pleasant scent, jasmines are associated with grace, purity, and elegance. Jasmine is also the national flower of Pakistan and is a popular flower at weddings.

  • Gardenias – Like jasmines, gardenias are noted for their white petals and sweet fragrance. Gardenias were especially popular during Victorian times when men were known to carry them in their buttonholes. Gardenias can symbolize innocence, friendship, and trust.

  • Roses – One reason why it’s common to see roses in grocery stores and in romantic flower bouquets is because the rose is the national flower of the United States. Red roses are oftentimes equated with romance and desire, while white roses are used to convey respect or hope for the future, and yellow roses are used as a symbol of wellbeing. Roses are mentioned in one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” showing the timelessness of this flower.

  • Orchids – These flowers are associated with beauty and fertility. While potted orchids are often available in grocery stores, they’re known for being difficult to grow. Orchids come in a wide array of colors, including blue, green, pink, red, and orange. Depending on the color, orchids can take on different meanings. For instance, green orchids are thought to bring about good fortune, whereas yellow orchids represent friendships and new beginnings.

Many of the residents of PepperTree Apartment Homes enjoy the lush landscaping in our community and learning about the different flowers in the area. If you’d like to find out more about our apartments near The Villages, Florida, contact us today.