Flowers have been a symbol of beauty since antiquity. But this is a generalized way of thinking of what they
represent. Individual flowers have taken on different metaphorical meanings over the millennia, and these
meanings have frequently figured into literature, music, painting, sculpture, and other art forms.
The symbolism of flowers has also played an important role in the craft of floral arranging. For many, flower
arrangements are more than just decorations; they’re expressive additions that convey our wishes during a special
time or event.
Of course, the symbolism of flowers can vary between different cultures and regions of the world. But here’s a
quick look at widely acknowledged implied meanings of some types of flowers commonly included in bouquets and
other floral arrangements.