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Not all flowers are considered to be equally romantic, though people have believed for years that roses are the ultimate key to one’s heart. They fail to understand there are others which are equally romantic and have different meanings.

IrisIris – First glance of this flower and one falls in love, it’s fairly large and blossoms beautifully just like a rose of orchid would. This flower has various meanings including Faith, Hope, Wisdom, Courage and Admiration. Iris’s are vivid and gorgeous, and next time you are looking for the perfect flower to give a loved one or significant other the Iris should not be overlooked.



SunflowerSunflower – Sunflower the free growing flower which can reach heights that many on this list simply could never reach. The Sunflower stands for Loyalty, Adoration, and Longevity they can grow by themselves or in bunches.




WildflowersWild Flowers – Including Lilacs, orchids, and carnations wild flowers are gorgeous when picked fresh and put into a bouquet. They have many meanings some being spontaneousness, thoughtfulness and whimsical.




LilacLilac – A bit harder to find, but not impossible, Lilacs grow in various colors and are said to inspire youthfulness and innocence.





CarnationsCarnation – Carnations need no introduction they offer distinction, love, and fascination. They are also known as a symbol of love, red carnations throughout many countries are said to symbolize a pure and eternal love.




OrchidsOrchids – Love, luxury, strength and beauty are all characteristics of Orchids. Orchids are beautiful and incredibly hard to maintain, but a elegant pink, or purple orchid could put you in the black for a fairly long time.





LilyLily – Incredibly classy, elegant, and show a longevity which has seemed to disappear in today’s age. You only need a few of these opposed to a very large bouquet to leave a loved one stunned, and overridden with joy.

Sakura and Chrysanthemum are both symbols and national flowers of Japan, these flowers are said to invoke powerful emotions, and as ingrained within the Japanese culture. Japan like China and India has been using flowers within their culture for years and years. From the beginning of their society Japan has used flowers for medicinal and cultural significance. Here are some of the most popular flowers in Japan their meanings along with their meanings from the Western world.

Red RosesRed Roses known as Akaibara in Japanese – Just like all around the world, red roses are a symbol of love, and compassion and feeling. The Japanese are big believers in love, and since the beginning of time have used red roses to show affection.



CarnationsCarnations known as Kaneshon in Japanese – The Japanese also are huge fans of red carnations which they commonly use as gifts such as mother’s day. In the Japanese culture carnations symbolize love, and in the Western culture they symbolize a wide variety of meanings depending solely on their color. Red carnations represent and romantic love, while yellow symbolize rejection.



AmaryllisAmaryllis known as Amaririsu in Japanese – The beautiful majestic flowers stand for completely different things in both the Japanese culture and in Western Society. In the West we think of Amaryllis to be about pride, in Japanese they symbolize a shyness.



White RosesWhite Roses known as Shiroibara in Japanese – White Roses are not just beautiful they have various meaning, in the Western culture they stand for virtue, and chastity, they also are used on occasions of mourning. The Japan white roses are the driving force of devotion, innocence, and silence.




Yellow RosesYellow Roses known as Kiiroibara in Japanese – We often use yellow roses in North America as symbols of friendship, love, and devotion. However in Japan they are used and tell a pure story of jealously.