Symbolism of Spring's Most Popular Flowers

The season of spring brings color and joy back to our lives as flowers bloom in our gardens, our parks, our hillsides, and our homes. Spring is the most popular time of year for flower-giving, and with this in mind, I thought it might be fun to look at the symbolism behind spring's most popular flowers. Instead of roses, try one of these blooms instead!



Big, bountiful peonies are a fleeting gift of spring. Only blooming for 7-10 days, you have to catch these beauties in late spring and appreciate them while they last. Perhaps it's their rarity that makes them so special and would assign meanings of love, honor, wealth, and happiness. And they've got a lovely scent to match their blooms -- much like the fragrance of a rose but sweeter and lighter. Catch these while you can!

"Peony" (purchase here)




As the official birth month flower of April, daisies are a perfect choice for the birth of a baby. Because of this association, daises are know to symbolize childhood innocence, simplicity, and joy. Their bright white, open structure with a sunny yellow center certainly lifts the soul!

"Radiant" (purchase here)

"Seek" (purchase here)


Gerbera Daisies

Did you know... Gerbera Daisies claim the spot of the fifth most popular flower worldwide! Grown in a delightful variety of bold colors, they no doubt symbolize cheerfulness and loyal love. There is something about their solid stance upholding a spray of color pop atop that is unapologetically optimistic and effervescent. 

"Lead" (purchase here)



The word itself comes from the Latin word for "first" as primroses are typically the first to bloom in early spring. A colorful reminder of rebirth out of the cold, dark, dreary winter months, primrose flowers are viewed as representing youth and young love. In Victorian times, a primrose given to another could even mean, "I can't live without you." Perhaps a touch dramatic but romantic nonetheless!



Tulips are also some of the first flowers of spring, and different colors carry different meanings. While yellow tulips signify sunny cheerfulness, pink tulips represent happiness and confidence, and red tulips represent love. Purple tulips signify royalty and white tulips represent forgiveness. Orange tulips symbolize a sense of understanding and appreciation. With such specific symbolism, be sure to look up the meaning of a tulip's color before gifting them! 

"Butterfly" (purchase here)

"Yoga" (purchase here)

Now that you know different meanings of different flowers (and colors), does it change what you would put in your home or on your walls? Or which piece you might gift to someone in your life?