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Behind The Blooms

From colorful sunflowers to blossoming hydrangeas, each flower carries its own significant meaning. Below we break down which blooms are best for each occasion in your life. Our expert tip—flowers in stationery form stay fresh year round, no watering required.



Common peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor, and compassion—but peonies can also mean bashfulness. Show your newly engaged friends that good things are on the horizon with a bouquet of peonies.

Gift To: A newly engaged couple


The hydrangea has a wide range of meanings, from heartfelt emotion to gratitude to boastfulness. Each meaning stems from different cultural beliefs and stories. Did someone recently look after your pets on a moment’s notice or help you move into your new apartment? Show them your gratitude with a bunch of hydrangeas.

Gift To: A friend you’re grateful for



During the Victorian age, orchids were only found in the tropics and were extremely rare. Therefore, Victorians would collect exotic orchids as a sign of luxury, strength, and refined taste. When given as a gift, the more rare the orchid, the deeper your love was for the receiver. In China, orchids are regarded as emblems of integrity, elegance, and friendship. Help set the tone in a new space with a single potted orchid.

Gift To: A host at a housewarming party



The Zinnia flower has several meanings including thoughts of friends, endurance, daily remembrance, goodness, and lasting affection. The Victorian meaning of zinnias is thoughts of an absent friend, of the heart, lasting affection, and daily remembrance. Pick some zinnias up at the market on your way home and surprise someone in your life.

Gift To: Anyone just because



Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. Leave the friendship bracelets at home and upgrade your gifting game with a beautiful vase of bright sunflowers.

Gift To: A loyal friend on their birthday


Plum Blossoms 

The plum blossom is one of the most beloved flowers in China and has been depicted in Chinese art and poetry for centuries. Therefore, the plum blossom came to symbolize perseverance and hope, as well as beauty, purity, and the transitoriness of life. Change can be difficult. Help ease those feelings of discomfort with a bouquet of plum blossoms and a helping hand.

Gift To: Someone going through a tough transition


Daisies symbolize innocence and purity. In Norse mythology, the daisy is the sacred flower of Freya, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. As such the daisy came to symbolize childbirth, parenthood, and new beginnings. Congratulate the new parents in your life with some sweet daisies—and maybe an offer to babysit one night.

Gift To: A new parent as congratulations

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