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Anthuriums

Anthuriums are one of the most popular tropical flowers with a long vase life of about six weeks and even more depending on the variety and season.

Anthuriums are herbaceous epiphytes native to tropical America. Anthurium is a genus of more than 800 species found in the New World tropics from Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay. The Anthurium is also known as Painted Tongue, Flamingo Flower (Flamingo Lily) or Tail Flower. Anthuriums are grown for their brightly colored flower spathes and their ornamental leaves.

Kingdom Plantae Division Magnoliophyta Class Liliopsida Order Alismatales Family Araceae Genus Anthurium

The red, heart-shaped flower of Anthuriums is really a spathe or a waxy, modified leaf flaring out from the base of a fleshy spike (spadix) where the tiny real flowers grow. The anthurium flowers appear as a roughness on the spadix as compared to a smooth spadix. Most common colors of anthuriums are red and shades of red.

In Greek, the name Anthurium means tail flower. The plant’s stem lengths may grow to a height of 15-20 inches depending on the size of the spathe, i.e., the bigger the spathe, the longer the stem. Its leaves are usually simple, large, attractively colored and borne on long stalks. The flowering stalk is slender, ending in a fleshy column crowded with many unisexual flowers. They have leafy bracts which may be white, yellow, red, pink, orange or green.

Being popular foliage plants, Anthuriums are grown for their attractive flowering bracts which are popular with the cut flower trade.

All parts of the anthurium plant, are poisonous. If ingested, may cause mild stomach disorders. The anthurium plant’s sap can cause skin irritation.

Growing Anthuriums

Anthuriums can be grown by 4 methods. They are by vegetative reproduction, seeds, tissue culture, and fertilization.

  • Anthuriums grow on a wide range of soil types ranging from sandy loams to heavy clays.
  • Anthuriums need a highly organic soil with good water retention capability and good drainage.
  • A well-drained soil is important to prevent the rotting of stems and roots.
  • Anthuriums should be planted in raised beds of 1.3 to 2 meters wide and 20 cm deep.
  • Anthuriums should not be planted more than 5 cm deep, as deep planting results in the rotting of stems and roots.
  • Stake the anthurium after planting for support.
  • Water the anthuriums immediately after planting.
  • A layer of coconut husks, semi-rotted wood, or sugar cane bagasse may be used.
  • Mulching is needed for the anthuriums plants.
  • Anthurium plant roots grow into the mulch and spread.

Anthuriums Plant Care

  • Remove dead and unsightly foliage and faded or brown flowers.
  • Use a peat moss base.
  • Anthuriums need a high light but not direct sunlight.
  • Water your anthurium thoroughly, but allow it to dry slightly between waterings.
  • Do not over-water the anthuriums as it may cause root damage and yellowing of the leaves.
  • Fertilize the anthurium plant about every other month.
  • Avoid draughts and strong temperature fluctuations.
  • In winter, anthurium plants need a 6 week rest period at a 15°C with little water. This allows the plant to flower profusely again in the following season.

Types of Red Flowers

Red Flowers Types

Red flowers represent the matter of the heart. Red is the color of blood, the sign of liveliness and the sign of life in you. Hence, the matter of heart and life is regulated and represented by red flowers. The red flowers say it all. From ‘I love you’ to ‘I can’t live without you,’ from ‘I am pissed’ to ‘I am proud of you!’ When you find yourself fumbling for the right words to describe the situation and when you can’t figure out what might be the right gift for your special occasion, always trust the red flowers to do their job.

Red is the color of seduction and desire, which is time-bound. Hence, if you are planning to send red flowers to your soul mate, it is better to mix them up with white flowers so that you convey the right feeling, which is the desire of true and intense love.

Red blooms also represent strength and courage. They exude energy and positive vibes.

List of Red Flowers are here:

Red Roses

Roses don’t need a special introduction. In fact, when you say red flowers, it is the knee-jerk reaction of your mind to put a red rose as an image. Available in a number of colors and representing the most basic yet the most important emotion of our existence, roses are indispensable. Valentine’s Day, the day of love, is incomplete without roses. A red rose represents love, passion, and depth of a relationship. With white rose and red rose, you can express the most integral aspects of a relationship, which are desire, unconditional commitment, and love.

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Red Petunia

Red petunia represents passion and love. However, since the flowers are available in variegated shades and have lots of meaning, one of them is showing resentment and anger over what the recipient has done. The flower, however, is sent to realize that being with the recipient is all that matters. The contradictory meanings of red petunia flowers are something that can only be judged by the situation you are in. You can also go for a mixed petunia bouquet to avoid confusion and to convey only the feelings that you would want to convey.

Anthurium

The flower is also called tail flower and flamingo flower. It is an herbaceous epiphyte and usually grown for its bright flower spathe and ornamental value. The flower represents happiness and prosperity.

Red Cardinal Flower

This American wildflower has tall spikes of intense red flowers. Since insects have trouble racing to the top of the spike hence, the flowers depend on hummingbirds for the pollination. The flowers are trumpet-shaped and stand tall against the green foliage. The blooming season of the flowers in summer to fall.

Red Poppy

In the west, red poppy flowers are linked to consolation, death, and remembrance. However, in Eastern countries, they symbolize love and success. In ancient Greece, the flowers were linked to the God of sleep, Morpheus due to its highly sedative effect. In Japan and China, red poppies are believed to be an excellent gift for couples as they represent deep and passionate love. The red poppy is called flowers of peace. These are often seen blooming at the war front after a war is over.

Red Trumpet Creeper

The flower is trumpet-shaped and is, in fact, is a vine. The high climber can grow over 50 feet. Other than red, the flower comes in a palette of color. If you want to attract the hummingbirds to the canvas of your garden, this has to be your go-to option.

Anemone

This is a herbaceous tuberous flowering plant. The flowers are available in four colors. The flowers have a black center. The flower grows in wild all over Palestine, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon and Syria.

Red Pygmy Water Lily

This flower is native to Meghalaya. This small water lily is the perfect option for your garden if you have a shallow pond in your garden or backyard. It is slightly fragrant and has bright red petals with yellow stamens in the center. It represents innocence and association. The flowering season is June to September.

Red Carnation

Red carnations come in a rainbow of colors. Even in red, they have two varieties. Light red carnation can help you express appreciation whereas dark red carnation conveys love and affection. It is believed that red carnations sprung from the tears of Virgin Mary.

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera daisies are the fifth most popular cut flowers in the world after rose, carnation, mums, and tulips. They come in a variety of colors. Sometimes even one flower has different types of petals. Red daisies convey innocence, joy, and purity. If you want to lift your loved one’s mood up or wish to brighten their day, gerbera daisy is the perfect red flower you could gift them.

Amaryllis

This gorgeous bold flower stands for determination, radiance, and beauty. It is believed that the flower sprung from the blood of a beautiful nymph of the same name. The trumpet-shaped crimson blooms stand tall and bold just like Amaryllis, the nymph, its creator.

Red Tulips

Red tulips stand for elegance, love, purity, and innocence. Legend has it that red tulips sprung from the blood of Farad, who was madly in love with Shirin and when he heard the news of her death, he ran over the edge of a cliff. It is the symbol of timeless pure love.

Red Lilies

Lilies are available in a variety of colors and are used to convey different emotions. Like red roses, red lilies also stand for passion, desire, and love. It has become the staple flower of weddings as they represent long-lasting companionship. If you want to celebrate your love and togetherness, you can’t find a better flower than red lilies to commemorate the special occasion.

Red Orchids

Orchids define opulence, beauty, and elegance. Red orchids represent courage, strength, passion, and desire. Red and blue orchids are a rare find and this is why they make for the perfect gift for people who have a unique place in your heart.

With the proper care and optimum conditions, a healthy Anthurium has glossy, heart-shaped leaves. Sometimes, however, its leaves can become discoloured, take on a different texture and look rather dull. Here are the best solutions for discoloured leaves.

Yellow leaves

If the leaves develop a yellowish tinge, the Anthurium is probably getting too much water. Before watering, it would be best to check the potting compost. If the potting compost feels fairly dry, the Anthurium could use a splash of water; if the potting compost feels moist, however, this can wait another week.

Shrivelled or wrinkled leaves

This means that your Anthurium is not receiving enough water. During the summer, give it a glass of water a week; in the winter, this should not be more than half a glass. Instead, you could put about six ice cubes on the surface of the potting compost every week. This way, you can be sure that your plant is getting enough water.

Enlarged, yellow or brown leaves

If your Anthurium plant is getting enlarged, yellow or brown leaves, it means that it is receiving too much plant nutrition. So limit yourself to giving just water for a while. It’s better to provide too little than too much plant nutrition. If you want to repot or fertilise your plant, the best time to do this is in the spring. The warmer days and more sunlight will ensure the stimulation of bud formation at this time of year. For this purpose, apply a special Anthurium fertilizer. The package will provide information about the right amount to use; never exceed the amount stated on the packaging.

Brown leaf margins and leaf tips

If the leaf margins of your Anthurium plant turn brown, the plant is receiving too much sunlight. In this case, place the plant about a meter farther away from the window. If new flowers appear but they remain green, the Anthurium is receiving too little light, so place it somewhat closer to the window. Spent flowers and old yellowed leaves can safely be trimmed away since once the old leaves and flowers turn colour, the Anthurium will simply produce more flowers.

If you would like to know more about caring for your Anthurium plant, check all our care tips.

If you’re looking for flowers with a gorgeous hue and lively feeling, try various pink flowers. Pink flowers are a great addition to bouquets, table arrangements, wedding decor and other floral arrangements. The color pink oozes cheer, affection, playfulness and is a universal color of love, making it perfect for weddings and other celebratory events.

In this list, we’ve included over 26 different types of flowers to help you find your favorite pink bloom and inspire your next floral arrangement. Also included are the blooms’ meanings, sun requirements, soil needs, preferable zone and the season they bloom in. If you already have a favorite pink flower in mind, use the menu below to jump to it.

Pink Flowers A–Z

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1. Azalea (Rhododendron)

Azalea flowers come in a vibrant pink shade that symbolizes femininity. They grow in a shrub-like shape and are often used to create a curtain of privacy. Although they bloom mostly in spring and summer, some varieties bloom as early as February.

  • Symbolizes: Femininity
  • Sun: Partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 3–9
  • Bloom in: Spring through summer

2. Begonias (Begonia)

These fun blooms come in 1,800 unique species under three main categories: semperflorens (most common), tuberous and perennials (uncommon). Tuberous begonias resemble roses and also have edible leaves, stems and flowers.

  • Symbolizes: Being cautious
  • Sun: Partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained, indoors
  • Zone: 9–11
  • Bloom in: Spring through fall

3. Butterfly Bush Pink Delight (Buddleja davidii ‘Pink Delight’)

This voluptuous bloom got its name from its ability to attract butterflies like a magnet. They are very easy to care for and grow quickly into medium- to large-sized bushes covered with small pink flowers. Although the lavender and purple hues are most common, the butterfly bush is stunning in pink.

  • Symbolizes: Rebirth and new beginnings
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 8+
  • Bloom in: Mid-summer through fall

4. Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica)

Calla lilies are perennial and despite their name, they are not actually lilies. Calla is a genus of 28 species that hail from Africa. They usually grow one to three feet tall and can be easily spotted by their signature bloom and stamen.

  • Symbolizes: Innocence and beauty
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Well-drained, loose
  • Zone: 8–10
  • Bloom in: Late spring through summer

5. Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Pinks and pinkish purples are the carnation’s natural color — but thanks to selective breeding and genetic engineering, carnations occur in many colors including purple, red, white, orange, green and blue. These playful flowers are also edible and are frequently used as garnishes.

  • Symbolizes: Gratitude and being unforgettable
  • Sun: Partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained, fertilized
  • Zone: 3–10
  • Bloom in: Late spring through summer

6. Cherry Blossom (Prunus)

These famous Japanese blooms were first brought over to the United States in 1912 as a representation of good foreign relations. When cherry blossom trees bloom (usually in April), the branches fill out with dazzling pink flowers that have a sweet scent.

  • Symbolizes: Beauty of life and spring
  • Sun: Full sun to shade
  • Soil: Well-drained, sandy
  • Zone: 5–8
  • Bloom in: Spring

7. Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum)

Because of their ability to bloom in autumn and occasionally in early winter, chrysanthemums are a favorite for fall and winter events. They originated in China and come in over 40 different species. Some say they also have medical properties that can help relieve pain, sore throats and help with indigestion.

  • Symbolizes: Happiness and love
  • Sun: Full to partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained, sandy
  • Zone: 5–9
  • Bloom in: Late summer through fall

8. Dahlia (Dahlia)

Dahlias come in 42 different species that originate in Mexico. They are part of the Asteraceae family and are related to the aforementioned chrysanthemums. They are known for their gorgeous petal structure — some varieties have unique curved up petals.

  • Symbolizes: Grace and kindness
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Well-drained, rich
  • Zone: 2–10
  • Bloom in: Late spring to early fall

9. Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

These pink floral beauties embody the tropical lushness of their native Pacific Rim. They feature a unique protruding stamen and a scent that has become a favorite in fragrances and a beloved flavor in drink and food recipes.

  • Symbolizes: Beauty and femininity
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Well-drained, moist
  • Zone: 5–9+
  • Bloom in: Summer

10. Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

The charming hollyhock flowers grow on long stalks that make for a picture-perfect home facade. They can grow beautifully along a trellis or on their own in a garden setting. They are great for privacy if planted along a fenceline.

  • Symbolizes: Fruitfulness and motherly love
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 3–8
  • Bloom in: Summer

11. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)

Hyacinths come from the Mediterranean region and had their heyday during the Victorian Era. In order for a spring bloom, hyacinth bulbs need to be planted in the fall. The results of that early planning are well worth it but note the bulbs are poisonous and should be handled with gloves.

  • Symbolizes: Playfulness
  • Sun: Partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 4–9
  • Bloom in: Early to mid-spring

12. Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)

There are over 70 different types of hydrangeas, they can be recognized for their lush sets of flowers (like mini bouquets) that grow out from green leafed bushes. To go along with the “hydra” in its name, these wedding bouquet favorites require a good deal of water if you want to grow them.

  • Symbolizes: True feelings
  • Sun: Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Sandy, with peat moss
  • Zone: 3–10
  • Bloom in: Mid-spring through summer

13. Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)

Lotus flowers are sacred to Buddhists and represent enlightenment as the lotus flower can bloom beautifully above murky or muddy water. They are often seen floating through gorgeous ponds but they can be planted in a container of pea gravel and water.

  • Symbolizes: Enlightenment and resilience
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Gravel and water
  • Zone: 4–12
  • Bloom in: Summer

14. Meadowsweet (Filipendula rubra)

These gorgeous pink flowers bloom in delicate clusters that sit on long stems, which can grow to three to seven feet tall. Their great height and whimsical feel makes them perfect event decor. Some people use meadowsweets medicinally to treat colds and digestive issues.

  • Symbolizes: Courtship
  • Sun: Partial Sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 3–8
  • Bloom in: Summer to early fall

15. Orchid (Orchidacea)

With 25,000–30,000 different species, orchids are one of the most popular flowering plants. They are exotic and beautiful flowers but are also notoriously difficult to take care of — with some extra love and a solid understanding of orchid care, you can grow your own!

  • Symbolizes: Luxury and beauty
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 2–11
  • Bloom in: Spring and fall

16. Peony (Paeonia)

Peonies have captivated people for centuries and are native to Asia, North America and Southern Europe. The peony plant can live for more than 100 years and still produce large, fragrant pink flowers. Peonies are another favorite for wedding bouquets and decor.

  • Symbolizes: Good fortune and honor
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Loamy
  • Zone: 3–9
  • Bloom in: Late spring to early summer

17. Petunia (Petunia)

Petunias hail from South America and come in a wide variety of colors and pretty patterns caused by the contrasting flower veins, but pink is the most common. They grow well in planters and are short enough to be nice ground cover as well.

  • Symbolizes: Longing or anger
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Fast-draining
  • Zone: All
  • Bloom in: Summer to mid-fall

18. Primrose (Oenothera)

These dainty little blooms are sometimes known as “pink ladies” and can be spotted by their pastel or deep pink petals that fade into a lighter inner circle with a yellow stamen. They are low maintenance and come in a variety of non-pink options like blue, yellow, white and purple.

  • Symbolizes: Young love and attachment
  • Sun: Partial shade
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 2–8
  • Bloom in: Early spring to summer

19. Rocktrumpet (Mandevilla)

Mandevilla flowers give off a lovely tropical vibe are great for growing on trellises, fences and building facades. They do best in warmer climates but can be brought inside during the winter if you live in a colder area. If you’re looking for a shorter variety, Mandevilla Sanderi grows anywhere from two to seven feet tall, as opposed to others that can grow past 15 feet.

  • Symbolizes: Whimsy
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 9–11
  • Bloom in: Summer to early fall

20. Rose (Rosa)

Each rose color means something different, but in general, roses are a classic representation of beauty and love, making them a top pick for anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. Pink roses represent admiration, blossoming love and affection. If you want to grow roses, they bloom on and off from mid-spring to fall and require pruning to keep them at their best.

  • Symbolizes: Appreciation and admiration
  • Sun: Full to partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 7+
  • Bloom in: Mid-spring to fall

21. Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)

Snapdragons got their common name because of the way their blooms resemble the open mouth and snout of a dragon. They grow in clusters at the top of the stem creating a thick cluster of pink blooms that really pop against the green foliage. Contrary to most flowers on this list, snapdragons prefer to bloom during cooler months and take time off during the warmer months.

  • Symbolizes: Grace and protection
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 7–10
  • Bloom in: Fall through spring

22. Spider Lily (Lycoris)

These stunning pink flowers also come in white and deep red. They got their name from their long spindly stamen that resemble the legs of a spider. They grow on long stems that bear no foliage, just the unique bloom at the end. They are toxic to animals, so make sure to keep them out of reach.

  • Symbolizes: Afterlife
  • Sun: Partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 4–11
  • Bloom in: Late summer to fall

23. Stargazer (Lilium orientalis ‘Stargazer‘)

Stargazer lilies have vibrant pink petals with spots and long stamen that emit a super sweet scent. The stargazer lily’s bright pink petals and markings make it a mainstay in many types of bouquets and arrangements. Though elegant and beautiful, it can be poisonous to cats and small children so be cautious of where you keep them if you have furry friends or little ones running around.

  • Symbolizes: Ambition and wealth
  • Sun: Full to partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 4–9
  • Bloom in: Summer

24. Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)

These small pink flowers are known for their sweet scent that is frequently found in fragrances, lotions and soaps. The delicate fragrance matches their dainty pink blooms that top off thin stems and small leaves. Though they’re small, they make a big impact in gardens and wedding bouquets due to their sizable scent.

  • Symbolizes: Jubilance
  • Sun: Full to partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained and moist
  • Zone: All
  • Bloom in: Summer

25. Tulips (Tulipa)

Tulips are a beautiful representation of true love and nurturing. They bloom from late-March to mid-May, making them great for Mother’s Day and other spring celebrations like Easter. In Holland, pink and other colored tulips fill the ground in a breath-taking phenomena that attracts visitors from all over the world.

  • Symbolizes: Caring and endearment
  • Sun: Full to partial sun
  • Soil: Well-drained
  • Zone: 4–10
  • Bloom in: Spring

26. Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

These pink flowers come in a variety of forms — zinnias can have single, double or semi-double rows of petals that give them a voluptuous clustered look. They grow naturally in the Southern United States through South America with a large concentration in central Mexico. This makes them very drought, heat and humidity resistant.

  • Symbolizes: Friendship and longevity
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Soil: Sandy, loamy
  • Zone: 3–10
  • Bloom in: Summer

We hope you were able to find some new favorite pink blooms or maybe some new information about your tried and true go-to’s. Pink flowers pop in gorgeous bouquets that are perfect for showing appreciation and affection. Pink flowers also pair really well with white flowers or red flowers with a pop of green, blue or purple for contrast. What are your favorite bouquet color combos? Let us know in the comments below!

Sources: Almanac | Eldrum Herbs | Flower Meanings | FlowerWeb | SF Gate | USDA |

Why Are My Hydrangeas Turning Green?

All hydrangea blooms turn different colors as they age. The most common color for pink and blue hydrangeas to turn is green (especially in the South where climates are hot and humid). After the blooms turn green, they may pick up shades of pink and burgundy.

Annabelle hydrangeas, which bloom white, ALWAYS turn green when they have been in bloom about two weeks (sometimes they stay white a little longer).

When hydrangeas have aged and turned different colors, one can pick the blooms for dried arrangements (see: Drying Naturally). Dark, unattractive petals can be snipped out with scissors.

Occasionally hydrangeas that are normally pink or blue will bloom green in some years. No one seems to know what causes this, but often it occurs for only one or two years and then the blooms return to their normal color. Using a fertilizer that contains trace elements may hasten the return to a normal color.

In cooler climates (and occasionally in hot ones), some hydrangeas age to beautiful shades of blue and purple. As far as I know, there is nothing we can do to promote these lovely colors other than to keep the plants well hydrated.

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Types of Pink Flowers and Their Meaning

Pink Flowers Meaning


The colour, pink has always been associated with women as well as grace, elegance, and strength that come along with them. Pink flowers also embody the characteristics of women. Besides being the symbol of love, it has also become the symbol of awareness for breast cancer. The pink flowers are used for awareness and to convey thankfulness. The flowers were also used at the funeral of Anna Nicole Smith to express love. Pink blooms are also used for ornamental purposes.

What do pink flowers signify?

Pink flowers signify passion, sentiment, and love. The colour is contemporary and hence, the flowers are very versatile. The blooms go on several occasions, from happiness to admiration, from love to gratitude and from showing thankfulness to convey departure.

When can you gift pink flowers and to whom?

Pink flowers can help you to express your emotions, especially when you struggle to convey your feelings. Pink flowers are also the perfect way to show your love with flower bouquet at Valentine’s Day to your loved ones and mentors. Depending on the recipients and perceived feelings, the spectrum of pink flowers varies from person to person. You can gift flowers to your mentors to show them your gratitude for being there with you.

Types of Pink Flowers

Here we have a list of popular pink flowers and these types of Pink flowers are widely popular in the world.

Pink Rose

Pink roses were found in fossils and age back to over forty years ago. Reports establish that pink roses were seen at China’s Imperial Garden dated 5,000 years ago. Greeting cards from Victorian era also had pink roses crafted on them. The meaning of the flowers varies as per the shades of rose. Dark pink rose signify gratitude. Medium pink roses and light pink roses represent first love, congratulations, and admiration respectively.

Astilbe

The glossy petals and fern-like foliage of flowers make it one of the popular pink flowers and hence its flowers meaning. The flowers are also called false goat’s beard and grow in plumes. The flowers grow in a variety of colours and pink is one of them. The plant is low on maintenance and thrives in several different conditions. However, cool and moist summer is perfect for them to thrive.

Azalea

Azalea is a shade-tolerant flowering plant and it is better to grow them under a tree. The pink flowers last through several weeks. Chinese call Azalea as ‘thinking of home bush’ and find immortal mentions in Du Fu’s poetry. The flower is also the national symbol of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Despite being so beautiful, the flower is highly poisonous. It is worth to note that rhododendrons and azaleas were so notorious for toxicity that receiving them in a black vase was considered to be a disguised black threat.

Begonias

PINK BEGONIA Flower

Begonias come in an array of colours. The flower was named after a French politician by Charles Plumier, which implies the meaning of paying back a favor. Begonias are a double-edged sword as far as the meaning is concerned. The bloom can be sent to alert people of challenges ahead. The flowers also represent depressing thoughts that become hurdle and distraction in the way of a happier you. However, on the other hand, begonias stand for individuality, justice, peace, and thankfulness.

Carnation

Pink is the most popular colour in carnations. The colour of carnations ranges from baby pink to shocking pink. It is believed to be the most favourite choice of décor in Greek and Roman era. According to Christian beliefs, carnations sprung from the tears of Mother Mary when she saw her son being crucified. Despite being so breathtakingly gorgeous, the pompom flowers carry a toxic risk. So, keep it away from your pets.

Clematis

Clematis represents originality and humility. The plant is a vine, which makes its way through any hurdle that comes across its way. It also represents intellect. The flower makes for a beautiful gift for the person you admire.

Cypripedium acaule

Commonly known as lady’s slipper orchids due to their distinctive appearance, the flowers, however, don’t make it to floral displays generally. The flower happens to be the state flower of Prince Edward Island, Canada. It is bright pink in colour and also called moccasin flower.

Dahlia

Pink dahlias represent kindness and grace. In a mixed flower bouquet, dahlias stand out for their unique multi-layered petal arrangement and this is why they make for the perfect gift for people whom you treasure and feel for. The flower also represents commitment as well as awareness for a challenge ahead. If your loved one is going through a major transition, personally or professionally, send them dahlias to represent your support and share some positivity.

Hibiscus – A Common Type of Pink Flower

Pink is associated with women usually but pink hibiscus actually belongs to women only. However, Chinese believe it to represent fame and don’t relate it to any gender. In the paintings that portray a tropical land, you can see many paintings of women wearing hibiscus flower in their hair. Pink hibiscus also conveys pure and innocent love. In the Victorian era, it was the symbol of delicate beauty whereas, in North America, it embodies the perfect love. The flowers attract hummingbirds and many gardeners plant it for that purpose too apart from their ornamental value.

Hydrangea

Hydrangea flowers are available in rainbow colours and changing the colour of flowers is not a rocket science at all. A little change in the acidic nature of the soil can yield you your favorite color of hydrangea. Higher pH or alkaline soil produces pink hydrangea flowers, which represent heartfelt love, emotions, and understanding. The flowers were discovered in Japan and have a negative connotation of frigidity and lack of emotions.

Types Of Oriental Lily

Oriental lily or Stargazer is also called a true lily. The flower received its name from Leslie Woodruff who was impressed with the unique shape of the flowers. The petals point towards the sky and this is why the flower was named stargazer. It is a 30th-anniversary flower and represents the everlasting love between two people. Stargazer also implies professional success, achievement, and sound financial situation. You can send lilies to your friends to help them stay hopeful and confident against all odds.

Peony – The Type of Expensive Pink Flower

The flower is considered to be very sacred in Chinese scriptures. It is also on the official emblem of China. The flower also represents beauty in China but in the ancient western culture it symbolized bashfulness as well as believed to be associated with evil fairies. The flower expresses honor, prosperity and beauty, which goes beyond the physical attributes and comes in every form.

Petunia

Petunias have contradictory meaning for; they represent resentment as well as the desire to spend time with a person. The meaning of sending petunias usually depends on the circumstances and relationship between the giver and the recipient. Usually, you won’t find the flowers in floral displays or arrangements but they are quite popular as planters.

Tulips – A Hybrid Type of Pink Flower

Pink tulips represent good wishes and happiness galore. The flowers exude confidence and prosperity. Tulips are available in many colours but pink tulips should be your choice if you want to congratulate your friend on a promotion or a job well done. Tulips are believed to the perfect flowers to celebrate platonic love. A mixed tulip bouquet could be an ideal choice for the first day on college or job when you would like all the luck on your loved one’s side.

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