What Your Favorite Flower Says About You

If you’re browsing through the JLF website, first of all thank you! And second, you clearly have a love and appreciation for the beauty of flowers. They come in different types, colors, scents and will make the gloomiest person smile. They can express what you want to say without using any words at all. If you are a lover of flowers, you’re bound to have a favorite and the flower you choose to be your own, could say so much about who you are as a person. Here is a fun guide to learn a bit more about your favorite flower and see what it says about you!

 1. Rose 

There is nothing more classic and timeless than a rose. It will simply never go out of style. They come in an endless amount of colors, and each of the colors carry their own meaning. Some common colors include red, pink, white, orange and purple. Red roses are considered the universal symbol of love, romance and deep affection. Pink roses represent femininity, grace and joy. White roses are a symbol of innocence, purity and remembrance. Purple roses represent royalty as they were often given to Kings and Queens. Orange roses represent enthusiasm and passion.

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is a rose, you are a hopeless romantic that will never give up on love. You adore romance and grand displays of affection. You dream of being swept off your feet. Your idea of love is very traditional, you love handwritten letters, boxes of chocolate and flowers of course. You are also very sophisticated and strong willed. You know how to protect yourself from anything, much like the thorns on the roses. The ideal JLF arrangement for you would be the JLF Signature Rose Box!

Below are some color variations…

2. Peony 

Peonies are a native to China and are referred to as the King of Flowers. They are highly valuable in China and used to be the national flower until they were replaced by the plum tree. During the Sui and Tang dynasties, they were planted at the Imperial Palace, which made them a symbol of nobility, honor and wealth. Peonies are also connected to Greek Mythology. In one myth, Paeon, a student of the god of medicine, used a peony root to heal Pluto. The god of medicine became jealous and tried to kill him. To save Paeon, Pluto transformed him into a peony because he knew it was a flower that people would admire and praise. Therefore the peony began to signify compassion.

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is a peony, you are a lover of the finer things in life. Your style is refined ,you are bold in every way, and you do not stray from the spotlight. You work hard to achieve anything you want out of life because there is no alternative for you. You have a very positive mindset and attitude and are thoughtful and empathetic to those around you. You have a very bright and likeable personality that attracts everyone towards you. 

Below are the perfect JLF arrangements for you!

Extravagant Peony Box
Blushing For You
JLF Multicolor Peony Box
Luxury JLF Peony and Rose Box

3. Sunflower 

Although all flowers have the ability to bring joy, sunflowers are by far the happiest flower. Many of their meanings stem from the Sun itself because many of their attributes mirror the sun and the energy and light it provides. Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. This meaning came from the Greek myth of Apollo and Clytie. Clytie and Apollo were in love but Apollo soon fell in love with Leucothoe. Because of Clytie’s jealousy, Clytie told Leucothoe’s father of their relationship and he punished her by burying her alive. Apollo was angry and turned her into the sunflower, but even in flower form she still loved Apollo and would spend her days watching him as he moved the sun across the sky, in his chariot, just like sunflowers move to face the sun.

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is the sunny sunflower, you thrive around your friends and family and love to be in good company. You’re always a blast to be around and keep the people around you smiling. Your style is free spirited and outdoorsy, and you always make a statement. It seems like you’re always in a good mood and always looking for the next adventure (maybe to a sunflower field). Your favorite season is the summer and you love to soak up the sun, just like the happy sunflower. 

Below are the delightful JLF arrangements for you!

JLF Sunflower Box
Sunflower Delight
Earth Day Sunshine
In The Colorful World

4. Dahlia

The unique dahlias symbolize elegance, inner strength, creativity, change, and dignity. They also represent individuals who stand strong in their sacred values. During the Victorian era, dahlias represented commitment, or an eternal bond. Another very common meaning for dahlias is finding inner strength, which roots back to the flower’s ability to withstand harsh conditions. It is believed dahlias were given their name by Antonio Jose Cavanilles, the director of the Royal Gardens in Madrid. He named them after the Swedish botanist Ander Dahl. Dahlia flowers also carry medicinal importance. The Aztecs used them as a treatment against epilepsy. A substance called Atlantic starch, derived from the tubers of dahlias, was an eminent treatment for diabetes before the discovery of insulin.

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is a dahlia, you carry infinite strength within yourself. You are loyal to the people close to you, and are reliable and always there to provide a helping hand. Although you love to help those around you, you are very independent yourself and rarely rely on others. You are very grounded in your values and morals and not afraid to speak your mind. Your style is elegant and chic. 

Below are the ideal JLF arrangements for you!

Pick Me Up
My English Garden Fleurs
Sweet Life
Tropical Star

5. Ranunculus 

The word Ranunculus is a combination of the two latin words “rana”,meaning frog, and “unculus” which translates to little. Therefore the name ranunculus means “little frogs”. They are also known as Persian buttercup. There is a Persian legend about the delicate flower in which a beautiful nymph caught the attention of a Persian prince. He sang to her night and day to show her his love. However, the other nymphs were tired of listening to him sing, so they turned him into a ranunculus flower. The ranunculus flower symbolizes charm and attractiveness. Historically, Native Americans used the dried plants in poultices to treat sore joints and muscle pain. The ranunculus flower has recently be

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is a ranunculus you love keeping up with new fun and eye catching trends and styles that others shy away from but prefer more delicate jewelry. You charm others around you with your dazzling personality. You’re kind and compassionate to everyone you meet and have many friends from all walks of life. You always have the best stories to tell and although you enjoy luxurious items, you are simultaneously very down to earth.

Below are the ideal JLF arrangements for you!

Opulent Blossoms
Glamorous Blooms
The Sweet Sensation
Melody in Blooms

6. Tulip 

Tulips are one of the world’s most easily recognized and popular flowers. The word tulip came from the Persian word meaning turban, commenting on the ancient tradition of wearing tulips in one’s turban. Tulips generally represent perfect or deep love. The symbol of true love, is tied to a Persian legend about the love of Farhad and Shirin. According to one story Farhad, a prince, was in love with a beautiful girl named Shirin. Unfortunately Shirin is murdered and this broke Farhad’s heart. In desperation, Farhad rides his horse off a cliff, and a red tulip grows where his blood touches the ground, representing true love. Tulips are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, so they can also symbolize rebirth and a fresh start. Victorians often associated tulips with charity

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is a tulip, your style and personality is very sleek and sophisticated. You believe in true love and are constantly looking for “the one” if you haven’t already found them. You love to spoil and shower your loved ones with gifts and affection. You believe that giving is definitely much better than receiving. You’re calm and collected and remain very patient in any situation, even when things don’t go your way. 

Below are the ideal JLF arrangements for you!

Pastel Tulips
A Lot of Tulips
Tulip Mania
Pretty in Pink

7. Orchid 

The luxurious orchids are one of the most desired flowers in the world. They represent love, luxury, beauty and strength. There are over 20,000 species of orchids all over the world, one of the most popular being the moth orchid. The name orchid came from the Greek word “orkhis”. It was named by an ancient Greek botanist named Theophrastos, who thought the fleshy underground tubers resembled male anatomy. In ancient Greece orchids were associated with virility. Greek women believed that if the father of their unborn child ate large, new orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. If the mother ate small orchid tubers, the baby would be a girl. The different colors of orchids also symbolize different things. Some of these are white, pink and purple. White orchids symbolize innocence, purity, elegance and reverence. Pink orchids symbolize femininity, grace and joy. Purple orchids symbolize royalty and admiration, and are traditionally given as a sign of respect.

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is an orchid, you undoubtedly enjoy a life of luxury. You are classy and mysterious and your wardrobe is likely full of cocktail dresses and suits. You are daring and outspoken, and you always say what’s on your mind. You have a small circle of trusted friends, and are very protective of the ones you love. You naturally attract attention without trying, and people often seek out your advice. 

Below are the ideal JLF arrangements for you!

A Heart of Whites
Grand Orchids
White Cymbidium Cloud
Orchid Elegance

8. Lilac 

The aromatic and delicate lilacs, have a history originating in ancient Greek mythology. The legend goes that Pan, the god of forests and fields was hopelessly in love with a nymph named Syringa. One day he was pursuing her through a forest and afraid of his advances, she turned herself into a lilac shrub to disguise herself. Pan couldn’t find Syringa, but he did find the shrub. Because a lilac shrub consists of hollow reeds, he cut the needs and created the first pan pipe. The scientific name for lilac is Syringa vulgaris, and the name is derived from the greek word “syrinks” which means pipe. During the Victorian Age, the giving of a lilac was meant to be a reminder of an old love and in Russia, holding a sprig of lilac over the newborn was believed to bring wisdom. Because lilacs have one of the earliest bloom times, they symbolize spring and renewal.

 

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is a lilac, you are most likely an old soul that loves all things nostalgic. You enjoy watching old shows, your style is very vintage and you always feel you were born in the wrong era. You’re soft spoken and somewhat reserved around people you don’t know well, but you come to life around the people you love and trust. Your favorite season is the spring, and you love spending time in nature. 

Below are the ideal JLF arrangements for you!

9. Anemone 

The name anemone is derived from Greek which means “wildflower”. According to Greek mythology, anemones sprang out of tears of Aphrodite while she was mourning the death of her lover, Adonis. Adonis was killed by the gods due to their jealousy over his love affair with the beautiful goddess of love. Anemones come in many different colors, and each color has its own meaning. White anemones symbolize sincerity due to their delicate appearance. Red and pink anemones symbolize death or forsaken love. Purple anemones symbolize protection from evil. Anemones are also believed to bring luck and protect the receiver against evil. They also symbolize anticipation and forgotten love. Legend has it that when the anemone closes its petals, it’s a signal that rain is approaching. The delicate flower has also become widely popular in wedding bouquets and wedding centerpieces. 

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is the delicate and unique anemone, you are hip, modern and have a very avant-garde style. Your ideal dream home is very modern but with slight rustic touches. You’re quirky, and have unique hobbies that differ from most people. You’re private about most things in your life, and carry yourself with a touch of mystery. You’re very unpredictable and people never know your next move, which is how you prefer to be viewed. 

Below are the ideal JLF arrangements for you!

Spring's Pretty
Goodness Gracious
Britney Spears Box
For The Love of Blooms

10. Hydrangea 

The beautiful, luscious hydrangeas come in many different colors, and have many symbols. There are over 75 species of hydrangea, most of them native to Asia. Legend has it that a Japanese emperor gifted blue hydrangeas to the family of a girl he loved to make up for neglecting her. In Japan, the flower is associated with heartfelt emotion, understanding and apology. It can also symbolize unity and forgiveness. In Europe however, hydrangeas have a negative sentiment, where they are used to declare arrogance and boastfulness. English men in the 1800’s used to send hydrangeas to women who rejected them, accusing them of frigidity. It is believed that young women who grow hydrangeas in their front yard will never get married. 

What it says about you: If your favorite flower is a hydrangea, you are somewhat of a tomboy and have a casual style. You’re very practical and efficient and you think looks and material items are a waste of time. You value wisdom, and are known in your group of friends to be a bookworm. You know a little bit about everything, and you crush trivia games. You’re laid back and down to earth, and don’t take life or yourself too seriously.

Below are the ideal JLF arrangements for you!

Simply Pretty
Bleu Clouds
Pink and Blue Clouds
Blue and Green Hydrangea Cloud

Author: Izabella Avetisyan 

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