The language of the flower: the delicate ones


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In the second part of our small series on the language of flowers, we focus on the delicate, delicate flowers that often come from wildflowers. Bouquets with these flowers are rarer, as they are often not offered in the trade and unfortunately often fade quickly. But a loving gesture does not always need a bunch of flowers. The special charm of the little ones and gentlemen is reflected mostly in their meaning:

The cornflower

The native today only on the edge of cornfields blue cornflower has always been considered the classic wildflower and has been since the 19th century for the era of Romanticism. The purple-blue color also earned her the trivial name "Zyane" and signaled confidence. Unhappy lovers say with the cornflower "I do not give up hope!". The blue cornflower symbolizes love of nature and loyalty. Their elongated bracts indicate delicacy.

cornflower

cornflower

The ranunculus

The ranunculus, with its full flowers, is one of the romantic flowers that overwhelms the recipient with admiration. The variety of petals stands for individuality and uniqueness. The Ranunkel symbolizes a special, almost magical attraction. The best translation is therefore: "You are magical!"

ranunculus

ranunculus

The violet

Violets flower in secret, their main meaning is modesty. The petite form stands for virginity, timidity and innocence as well as discretion and the longing for marriage and family happiness. Violets as a gift announce a speedy marriage. The blue violet, on the other hand, asks for patience.

violet

violet

The lilac

The lilac is a messenger of awakening feelings and the first tender tie. The color underlines the meaning. While white lilac testifies to restrained affection, dark lilac illustrates lively infatuation. In addition, especially the fragrance of the flowers plays a role: He questions the loyalty of the beloved. A lilac bouquet presented in a dream is supposed to announce an early declaration of love.

lilac

lilac

The forget-me-not

The German name of the genus Myosotis (Greek: mouse ear) actually says everything about its meaning. The forget-me-not describes a tender, loving farewell with the hope of a reunion and a dreamy yearning. But even without farewell, the little blue flower can symbolize togetherness, especially within the family. A flower wreath on the heart or neck symbolically places the lover's "chains of loyalty".

forget Me Not

forget Me Not

The iris

Iris, despite its lack of kinship with the family, also known as "Iris", stands for creativity, energy and determination. This is also illustrated by the image of the iris, which is often used in heraldry. Who gives away Iris, fighting for his love. It is thanks to its eponym, the Greek goddess, that the Iris often accompanies the delivery of good news.

iris

iris

The primrose

As a spring bloomer, the primrose stands for contentment with life, for youth and for its healing power. His trivial name "Cowslip" comes from the similarity with a bunch of keys. In the figurative sense, the gift of cowslips can symbolize the handing over of the key to the heart.

primrose

The bellflower

The closely related calyx of the bellflowers symbolize togetherness and unity. Who gives away bellflowers wants to say: "Our hearts beat in the same bar.". Also, gratitude and appreciation are expressed by the bellflower.

bellflower

bellflower

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