Language Of Flowers | The Secret Language Of Flowers






Language Of Flowers

Flowers can speak volumes when words cannot, but did you know there’s a secret language all about flowers? The secret language of flowers is known as floriography, a practice which has roots all over the world in traditional cultures throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. Western culture’s early glimpses of floriography sees William Shakespeare give symbolic significance to different flowers and plants in his plays, such as Ophelia’s use of certain flowers in Hamlet to reflect her complicated and delicate emotional state, examples of these being rosemary for mourning and pansies for remembrance. The secret language of flowers exploded into popularity in the Victorian Era in England, a period of time especially known for its modesty, stiff upper lip and conforming to polite society at all costs. During this era, floriography allowed people to convey the deep emotions they wouldn’t dare say with words, especially where love and romance were concerned.

These days, while we might not necessarily need to use flowers to circumvent societal constraints, conveying a message and celebrating an occasion is still all about flowers for us here at LULLY & ROSE Floral Studio. The secret language of flowers is one that can provide your sentiments with an extra level of impact and natural beauty. From the joy of celebrating a newborn arrival, the atmosphere of a milestone birthday, the romance of an anniversary or Valentine’s Day, to the more delicate moments in life like sympathy flowers – fresh, seasonal flowers can still say it all.



We’ve put together this guide to showcase some of our favourite flower varieties and what occasions they’re best suited for. Whether you’re eager to delve into the language of flowers or simply seeking inspiration for your next fresh flower arrangement, we hope you’ll discover something new.


Language of Alstroemeria

These clusters of small flowers are lily-like in appearance and are grouped together at the top of the stem in a sweet selection of closely-gathered buds. Available in white, pinks, peach, burgundy, lemon and purples, delicate alstroemerias are perfect for adding a subtle vibrance and texture to an arrangement. Alstroemerias in any colour represent friendship, love and support. You can give them as a romantic or a friendship flower, with each of the six petals representing a positive characteristic, and the intertwined leaves symbolize bonding and togetherness.


Language of Amaranthus

You may know amaranthus by one of its other many colloquial names, such as love-lies-bleeding, pendant amaranth, tassel flower, velvet flower, foxtail amaranth or quilete. The tendril-like florals on this flowering plant offer a beautiful shape and dimension to your arrangements. Available in burgundy, green and toffee, this flower has a deeply organic look and feel that we just admire. Because of their long-lasting nature, amaranthus flowers can be used to represent immortality or eternal life; perfect for expressing a love that will never die.


Language of Andromeda

Similar in appearance to lily-of-the-valley, andromeda flowers are a clustered style floral with a cascade of bell-like flowers. These dainty flowers have an elegant quality to them and are available in white and shades of pink. Also known as the Japanese andromeda or Japanese pieris, these flowers can be associated with happiness and purity, making them a beautiful selection for any arrangement.


Language of Arabs Eye

These elegant star-shaped flowers, characteristically white with a black center, may also be known as Arabian star flowers or black pearl lilies. They boast a sweet perfume and tall straight stems, beautifully offsetting their white or creamy white petals with a glistening black pearl at the heart of each floral. Symbolic meanings attributed to the Arabs eye are; purity, hope, honesty, innocence, trust and forgiveness. The floral can be associated with the birth of Christ and as such are beautiful for a christening ceremony. However, the flower does not strictly have religious connotations and makes a beautiful inclusion for a newborn’s arrival.


Language of Baby’s Breath 

Baby’s breath are classic, sweet florals to add to any wedding arrangements, and bring a soft touch to your wedding arbours and table arrangements. These tiny white flowers are reminiscent of tiny cloud-like puffs resting atop long, individual stems and their use in arrangements creates an organic volume and texture. Baby’s breath can be tinted any colour to suit the occasion, however they are most commonly seen in white. Often used as a symbol of everlasting love and purity, they are a popular addition to wedding bouquets. This dreamy flower really is an all-rounder though and can add a touch of sweetness to any wedding arrangement.


Language of Billy Button

These vibrant spheres are a joyful flower perched atop a thick stem and are commonly known as billy buttons. The charming yellow wildflower is native to Australia, making it a gorgeous inclusion in one of our ‘native and natural’ colour selections. Symbolic of good health, these are ideal for ‘get well soon’ flowers or simply wishing good health to your friends and loved ones.


Language of Blushing Bride 

Reminiscent of a star, the blushing bride floral fades out from a deep blush centre to papery-feeling petals that can range in colour from snow white and ivory tones to cream brushed with a pale pink. These are unique and meaningful flower to feature in a wedding bouquet, with their name coming from folklore that a gentleman on his way to propose would wear one in his buttonhole and the depth of the pink in the flower was representative of the depth of his affection. There are some beautiful flower meanings and stories out there once you start to research the language of flowers!


Language of Buny Taił 

These versatile, velveteen florals add texture to arrangements with their fluffy ‘bunny tail’ look and feel. Bunny Tails naturally a neutral beige, but you can tint them to match any colour that suits the occasion at hand. They’re known as a sacred flower of the goddess of love, beauty and fertility and are a popular choice for dried and fresh arrangements alike due to their everlasting nature. They represent innocence, purity, childbirth and new beginnings.


Language of Calla Lily

This classic, elegant flower is available in a wide range of colours; blush, plum, dark purple, white, cream, lemon, peach, pink, mauve and yellow. When learning the language of flowers, there’s no shortage of lore on the calla lily, including associations with Greek goddesses. Calla lilies have a wide range of meanings which can vary with their colouring, though one of the more popular readings is that they are symbolic of purity, holiness and faithfulness. White calla lilies are beautiful as an en masse arrangement for sympathy flowers.


Language of Carnation

Carnations are much admired, and easily recognisable with their fringe-petaled flowers which create a layered effect for a full and fluffy floral bursting with femininity. Widely recognised as a flower for Mother’s Day, the colours chosen for Mother’s Day carnations are significant due to the history of the floral’s association with the holiday. In 1908, Anna Marie Jarvis honoured both her own mother who served wounded soldiers in the American Civil War and all mothers who had passed away with a memorial ceremony – she sent everyone who attended 500 white carnations, beginning a lasting tradition to give or wear white carnations to remember lost mothers. In the years since, red and pink carnations have become the traditional choice to recognise and honour mothers who are still living.


Language of Chincherinchee 

You may not have heard of the stunning chincherinchee flowers before, but they will surely leave a lasting impression with their sweet scent, star-shaped petals and unique clustered growth which meets a point to add extra height to your next arrangement. Belonging to the lily family, this South African species is a variety with long-lasting flowers, popularly known as star-of-Bethlehems or wonder-flowers. Like its Ornithogalum relative, the arab’s eye, they symbolize purity, hope, honesty, innocence, trust, and forgiveness, often associated with the birth of Christ.


Language of Cornflower 

Available in blue or white, cornflowers sport fluffy, slightly jagged petals and are a uniquely textured flower with an earthy scent. This Mediterranean native flower represents natural beauty and the circle of life, often used to symbolise positive hope for the future. Want to know more about the language of flowers? You will find that the colour ‘cornflower blue’ is in fact named after the natural shade of cornflowers.


Language of Cosmos

Cosmos flowers have a daisy-like appearance but are certainly vibrant and beautiful in their own right. Their wide petals span out to give a cheerful impression and vary in colour from white to shades of pink and purple. Cosmos flower can represent order and harmony due to the balanced nature of their petals, though these fresh scented flowers are also associated with modesty, balance, beauty and joy. They make a beautiful addition to arrangements for many occasions, and are often a popular choice for birthdays and are the perfect feature floral for posies.


Language of Cottage Rose

We simply adore the dreamy, softly-perfumed cottage rose here at LULLY & ROSE. Our favourite variety is the Grandiflora rose, renowned for its delicate, ruffled petals unfurling into a layered flower with a silky texture. Available in a spectrum of colors including pinks, whites, creams, reds, lemons, apricots, mauves, and burgundies, the meanings associated with cottage roses are often tied to their hues. For instance, red roses symbolise romance—where the deeper the red, the deeper the love; white roses are popular for weddings or expressions of sympathy; vibrant lemon roses convey friendship; and pink roses evoke admiration and gratitude. There’s a wealth of information about the language of flowers, particularly about the various meanings behind different rose colours. At LULLY & ROSE, we cherish working with natural colours to authentically showcase the inherent beauty of nature—a beauty that can often be overlooked in our bustling, modern lives.


Language of Cymbidium Orchid 

This tall orchid variety is an absolute show-stopper with its luscious cascade of multiple orchid flowers growing from one long stem. Whether you choose burgundy, white, cream, toffees, pinks, greens, or lemons, it is sure to take your breath away. In Asian culture, the giving of a cymbidium orchid arrangement is an honour and a sign of respect. Other meanings include: morality, virtue, beauty, refinement, and love. Whichever meaning you ascribe to your orchid, it is most certainly a luxurious and special gift.




Welcome to the language of flowers (D-J) of our flower language blog! Inspired constantly by the natural beauty of flowers, we’ve put together this guide to flower language for you to learn more about some of the seasonal perfumed, textured florals and foliages we love to work with.


Language of Dahlia

Is there anything more satisfying than beautiful, fresh and fluffy dahlias? This well-known flower is a favourite of ours, and we are lucky to be able to source some of the most stunning dahlias from local growers right here on our doorstep in Mount Tamborine, Queensland. Their layered, soft triangular petals create a lush, textured effect on this beautiful, full-bodied flower.

Dahlias are available in a range of colours such as pinks, white, lemon, latte, apricot, purple, corals and burgundy making them a versatile ornamental choice for your arrangement. There are a range of meanings attributed to dahlias, such as elegance, inner strength, change, creativity and dignity, and they’re perfect for most occasions and for both family, friends and romantic relationships. Dahlias can also symbolise a lasting bond and lifelong commitment and are a popular choice for bridal bouquets.


Language of Daffodil

This sunny yellow floral is instantly recognisable with its six symmetrical petals and trumpet shaped centre which is deeper in colour than the petals and almost orange in some varieties. The daffodil is best known in Australia as the symbol of the Cancer Council and its pride of place in the Daffodil Day appeal. The Cancer Council funds cancer research, provides information and support for people impacted by cancer and runs education programs to try and prevent cancer before it starts. Daffodil Day is a national effort to raise important funds, where volunteers, schools and organisations run stalls selling daffodil flowers and daffodil merchandise.

Fittingly, the daffodil symbolises rebirth and new beginnings. The language of flowers are weaved into the fabric of our world more than we might realise.


Language of Delphinium

The show-stopping delphinium is a taller flower, with clustered bursts of colourful flowers all along the stem. Available in white, apricot, purple, pink, light blue and dark blue, this unique floral is perfect for adding height and dimension to your arrangements. Delphiniums represent openness to new experience, positivity, joy, warmth and fun, making them a stunning addition to your arrangements for birthdays, newborn arrivals, house warmings and more.


Language of Disbud Chrysanthemum

Disbud chrysanthemums are a large, distinctive flowers with dozens of tiny delicate petals clustered together to create a partial sphere with a fluffy, almost velvet-like appearance. This statement flower is beautifully textured and available in a range of colours: white, pinks, mauves are the natural hues and dyed varieties include latte and apricot. Chrysanthemums are the flower of the month of November and can relate to a number of meanings such as life and rebirth, sympathy, respect and honour. 


Language of Double Tulip

Most of you will probably be familiar with the beautiful clean lines of tulips, but have you seen double tulips before? They are sometimes known as peony tulips, due to their lacy, layered petals that resemble a peony in miniature. These elegant, textured florals are available in a variety of colours such as white, green, pinks, mauve, purples, orange and burgundy. Tulip flowers and their meanings vary depending on the colour, similar to roses: red for love, lemon for well wishing, cream for commitment, pink for friendship and purple for admiration. Red tulips are considered the traditional flower for an 11th wedding anniversary, so why not make them double tulips for extra impact?


Language of Erlicheers

Jonquil erlicheers feature tall, thick stems with a breathtaking cloud of intensely perfumed clustered flowers at their pinnacle. These impressive beauties, typically cream to ivory in color, are also known as ‘double daffodils’ or ‘multi-headed daffodils’. Unlike traditional daffodils, the stems are hollow and typically shorter, and the extra layers of petals mean they more closely resemble carnations and peonies. They share the daffodil symbolism of rebirth and new beginnings, making them a beautiful baby shower gift.


Language of Fancy Frills Tulips

Looking for something a little fancy? Fancy frills tulips are a beautiful variety with the distinctive bulb shape of traditional tulips and eye-catching petals that ruffle out towards the top of the floral to create a fringed texture. These delicate fringes mimic the skirt of an elegant upside ball gown, fading from a soft ivory into a vivid pink and add a beautiful dimension to your arrangements, perfect for treating someone special.


Language of Freesia

Freesias are an elegant flower with a beautiful, branched stem holding six to twelve trumpet-shaped flowers which open out to soft, graceful petals. Delicately scented, these florals emanate a beautiful baby-powder fragrance. These popular flowers are available in a range of colours such as white, lavender, pink, yellow, reds and orange tones. Freesias have a range of meanings which are all as gorgeous as the floral itself: friendship, trust, thoughtfulness and innocence. Freesias have long been a favourite for wedding bouquets due to their beauty and symbolism of the bride’s purity and the trust between the bride and groom. Let flower language add extra depth to your next special occasion.


Language of Hellebore

The beautifully open petals of the hellebores flower welcome you in, and their shape is reminiscent of a delicate porcelain teacup. Their satisfyingly symmetrical petals come in hues of antique tones, purples and green and meet an intricate centre flower called a nectary. Hellebores bear dual significance in the language of flowers and their meanings and can refer to a scandal, however we prefer the lighter side of this elegant floral as a symbol of hope.


Language of  Hyacinth

Hyacinths feature densely-packed florets that open up to waxy, reflexed petals, creating a full-bodied textured flower. Furthermore, this highly fragrant variety showcases a stunning cascade of bell-shaped flowers available in shades of white, pinks, purples, and apricot. When it comes to flowers and their meanings, sentiments attributed to the Hyacinth include peace, commitment, and beauty.


Language of Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are a floral beloved by many, and we are no exception to that here at LULLY & ROSE. Whether cut or growing naturally on the plant, these large sphere-shaped clusters are breathtaking ‘pom-poms’ of lacy, star-shaped florals atop wooden stems. Hydrangea flower continues to amaze us, as their colour is determined by the soil acidity, and can change over time if there are changes to the soil.

Various varieties bloom in different formations, with the most well-known being the mophead hydrangea, which showcases classic ball-shaped clusters in shades of pinks, white, blues, burgundy, mauves, purples, mottled antique tones, and green. Hydrangeas, symbolising abundance due to the number of flowers in each cluster, also represent gratitude, grace, and beauty. These luxurious flowers are also the traditional flower to give for a fourth wedding anniversary, and the pink variety especially is a symbol of true love and marriage as the petals can resemble a heart – a romantic reading of these flowers and their meanings.


Language of Hydrangea Paniculata

We couldn’t skip this lovely hydrangea variation, the ‘Panicle’ which grows best in cold environments and is characterised by a more cone-shaped appearance. This variety is found in a smaller range of colours than their mophead counterpart, just pink and white, making them another perfect gift for a wedding anniversary. Their abundance of delicately shaped clustered petals are weighty and sure to make an impression.


Language of Jasmine Foliage

Jasmine vine foliage has beautifully intricate twisting vines in a deep luscious green. Beautiful as this foliage is on its own, it is even more stunning when flowering with dainty clusters of pink buds and white jasmine flowers. Jasmine vines elegantly enhance flower arrangements, and their flowers symbolise love, romance, and sensuality. Specifically, white jasmine blossoms associate with purity, motherhood, honour, and respect. Many people adore the distinctive scent of jasmine, a fragrance popularly used in perfumes. Jasmine oil boasts physical and emotional healing properties, showcasing jasmine as a versatile floral and foliage combination, another marvel of Mother Nature.



Welcome to the language of flowers (K-R) of our flower language series, where we explore flowers and their meanings that we love to work with. LULLY & ROSE Floral Studio is a boutique floral studio located in the heart of the Gold Coast, and we work with only the freshest and best local, seasonal florals and foliages available to make your arrangement dreams come true. If you want to include some special flowers with meanings in your next flower delivery, look no further than one of these.


Language of Lavender

Is there anything the stunning purple lavender flower can’t do? Popular in natural remedies, lavender, with its stunning purple flowers, offers a range of benefits.People consume it in teas for a relaxing effect and value it as a popular essential oil in aromatherapy for its antimicrobial properties. Looking out over a lavender field itself is a remedy for stress, with the acres of neat rows of purple and mauve hues swaying rhythmically.

The most popular types of lavender are English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Lavandin. Symbolically, lavender flowers embody the qualities of purity, devotion, serenity and grace. Their purple colour is associated with the crown chakra, one of the seven energy centers of the body. Located at the top of the head, the crown chakra or ‘sahasrara’ connects you to the spiritual and divine world, and influences the emotions, brain and nervous system. Include lavender in your bouquets for a loved one who needs some extra peace in their life or is working on a journey to enlightenment.


Language of Lily

Lilies are instantly recognisable with their six elegant petals opening out to a trumpet shaped flower and distinctive stamen at the centre. Lilies can be solid in colour or have unique, striking patterns on their petals. They have long, tall stems with narrow leaves, which gives them a beautiful element of dimension and they make a lovely feminine addition to your arrangement.

When we look at these language of flowers, the lily typically represents purity, fertility and fresh life. To go one step further, people often associate white lilies with purity and modesty, making them beautiful for wedding bouquets or funeral arrangements. Pink lilies, on the other hand, represent love, admiration, compassion, and femininity, making them a great choice for both female family members and anniversary deliveries.

If you’re sending flowers to a cat lover, exclude lilies, as they pose a significant risk of toxicity to feline friends.


Language of Lisianthus

Available in varying shades of white, cream, pink, purples, mauves and also greens, the unique lisianthus flower is one of the only flowers that comes naturally in green. Shaped similarly to a rose, these refined and dainty florals can bloom as either a single or double flower with beautifully textured ruffled edges. These are very meaningful flowers to send, with associations such as appreciation, gratitude, charisma, charm, confidence and gratitude. They also make stunning flowers for an expression of true love, as they can represent a life-long bond between two people. If star signs are your thing, they are also the birth flower for Sagittarius.


Language of Paper Whites

The paperwhite narcissus, related to daffodil and jonquil floral varieties, features sweet star-shaped flowers clustered together, creating depth and fullness in the bouquet while emitting a highly perfumed scent. Despite their name, paperwhites can also be found in lemon tones, though the crisp white colouring is the most common. Paperwhite narcissus are the birth flowers for December, and are also representative of good wishes, faithfulness, and respect.


Language of Parrot Tulips

Parrot tulips curl their frilly, twisted petals in a unique way, resembling the bold feathers of the tropical bird that lends them their name. These florals make an interesting addition to your bouquet and are sure to be a conversation starter with their frilled edges and bold accents. Learn more about these flower and their meanings when we cover tulips in the final installment of this series.


Language of Peony

It would be remiss of us to have any kind of list which does not include the lush peony, one of our most requested florals. Peonies are known as the flower of riches and honour and are the traditional floral symbol of China. Peonies boast luxurious and full flower heads with dozens of petals unfolding into their unmistakable rounded shape. Available in shades of white, cream, pinks and coral.

The romantic peony represents prosperity, good fortune and a happy marriage. They’re the traditional flower to give on the 12th wedding anniversary, also known as the silk anniversary. Furthermore representing the smooth as silk journey ahead of you after facing both the good times with your spouse. Celebrating this anniversary is all about luxury, and, as the flower of good fortune, a bouquet of peonies fits the theme of this beautiful celebration of your relationship. You may even have had peonies in your bridal bouquet, making them even more meaningful!


Language of Phalaenopsis Orchid

Phalaenopsis orchids, also known as moth orchids, are available in both their natural tones of white, and purple, and imported tinted varieties such as mocha or black. Whether freshly cut or potted, phalaenopsis orchids make a perfect gift for many occasions such as newborn arrivals, housewarmings and more. Symbolic of pure love, beauty, luxury and toughness, the elegant and refined phalaenopsis orchid is sure to surprise and delight.


Language of Poppy

Poppy flowers are a much loved floral and hold special significance. Poppies characteristically have four or six large, delicate, paper petals which create a deep bowl shape around their fringed centre. You most often see them in red, orange, yellow, lemon, peach, and white hues.

Red poppies are a symbol of war remembrance all over the world. In Australia are worn or included in wreaths on Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day. Poppies have ANZAC Day significance as they were flowering in Turkey in April 1915 when the ANZACs landed at Gallipoli. They continue to flower in the region every spring. Some other colours of poppy flowers;

White poppies to symbolise peace and remembrance for all casualties of war.
Purple poppies to represent remembrance of animals lost during war.
Black poppies to commemorate all of those who have died. Or are dying as a result of war and the complicated legacy it leaves.


Language of Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s lace is a fern-like plant in a shape reminiscent of a burst of fireworks. Tall, textured stems hold a starburst cluster of little white flowers which emanate from a dark centre. In the language of flowers, Queen anne’s lace represents safety, refuge and a happy home. Moreover, other legends suggest that Queen Anne left a single drop of blood at the dark center of the flower as she completed a challenge to create lace as beautiful as a flower.


Language of Ranunculus

Ranunculus flowers, also known as buttercups, are a picture perfect floral with a rose-like shape. Their delicate petals are like tissue paper forming protective swirls around a green centre to create a beautiful layered appeal. You can select ranunculus flowers based on colour meanings, making them suitable for a variety of occasions.

Pink for romance, love, sympathy and admiration.
Orange for positivity, joy, and happiness.
Red for passion and romantic love.
Lemon for friendship and joy, purple for elegance, beauty and charm.

White for elegance, pure love, innocence and grace.


Language of Roses

Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? We think so! People often choose roses for various occasions because they bestow significant meaning through their colours. Red roses traditionally symbolize romantic love, while pinks suggest sweetness: dark pink roses symbolise gratitude, and their light pink counterparts often express gratitude or sympathy.

Peach roses, on the other hand, represent harmony, peace, and sincerity. In the secret language of flowers, lavender roses can mean enchantment, splendour and love at first sight. Additionally in more vibrant tones, orange roses are symbolic of friendship and love. Where lemon roses are for luck, platonic friendship and joy. Furthermore, white roses, like many white flowers and their meanings, symbolise purity and virtue. They often serve as sympathy flowers or adorn bridal bouquets to symbolise the purity of a new love.

How much do you know about the secret language of flowers? Most well known for its popularity in Victorian times, floriography is the study of the hidden meanings in gifting certain florals. These florals and their meanings, are sure to take your heart, just like they have ours! Which will you choose to include in your next fresh flower arrangement?



Welcome to the language of flowers (S-Z) of our flower language blog! Here at LULLY & ROSE Floral Studio, we have the privilege and pleasure of seeing the stunning perfumed florals we work with going out into the world and expressing for our clients what words alone simply cannot. As florists, we continually draw inspiration from the beautiful moments we participate in and from the natural beauty of flowers themselves.


Language of Scabiosa

The sweet and fragrant scabiosa flowers, also commonly known as pincushion flowers, belong to the honeysuckle family. Their name comes from both their unique appearance and their medicinal use in medieval times to treat scabies and other itchy skin conditions. With their official name derived from the Latin word ‘scabere’ meaning to scratch.

Their numerous clustered florets gives them the appearance of a delicate pincushion, hence their colloquial name. Coming in shades of creamy white, mauve, pinks and burgundy, this cottage garden style floral is beautifully textured and open.

Symbolising peace, love and purity in the secret language of flowers, it’s the perfect addition to your next arrangement. Gift inspiration for scabiosa flowers could be a housewarming for peace in the home, purity for a newborn arrival. Additionally an expression of love for your partner, friend, or a special family member. If you’re a little on the crafty side, these florals also dry out well.


Language of Snapdragons

These annual flowers are well known, but we think their striking dragon’s head appearance is anything but common! They look incredible when paired with other floral varieties, and add a unique dimension and texture to your arrangements. We love them as part of a market-style wrap, with their diverse range of colours from classic whites to striking burgundy, apricot, mauve and lemon tones. In the secret language of flowers, snapdragons represent strength and grace – a perfect gift for someone you admire.


Language of Spray Rose

We could talk all day about the versatile, delicate and simply gorgeous spray rose! Spray roses are a dainty miniature version of a classic rose, and have several flower heads per stem for an elegant, loosely clustered effect. Flower meanings for spray roses follow the same colour patterns as traditional roses;

Red for romance and love.
Lavender for a new love interest.
Lemon for friendship and warmth.
White for purity, innocence and eternity.
Pink for grace and femininity.
Orange and peach for passion, energy and vibrance.

Whatever you need to say, you can say it with spray roses!


Language of Stock

Stocks, a beautiful tall-stemmed variety similar to snapdragons, exude a heady, sweet, and slightly spicy fragrance, typical of cottage garden style flowers. If you’re interested in gifting based on the secret language of flowers, consider stock, as they symbolise a happy home and a contented life. For this reason, we love these flowers as part of a housewarming gift!


Language of Sweet Pea

What could be sweeter than sweet pea flowers and their meanings? These stunning butterfly-like florals resemble climbing plants that produce upright flower clusters. Symbolising good wishes, friendship, kindness, and goodbyes, these flowers make a lovely gift for a wide range of occasions. From celebrating a friend’s successes to wishing someone well – not many florals bear the meaning of goodbyes. So this is a lovely one to include in a going away gift or a farewell for someone’s last day at work. Available in a beautiful colour palette of whites, peach, and mauves, sweet pea flowers are always an excellent choice.


Language of Tuberose

The tuberose, with its distinctively shaped and elegant appearance, emits a strong scent, making its extract popular for use as a note in perfumery. Their leaves are upright and strappy in appearance, and are a lush green to fill out your arrangement. Its delicate clusters of slim white trumpeted bulbs make it a unique and beautiful flower, aligned with purity, peace, and innocence. The flowers also have a reputation for protecting from evil spirits, making them a popular and appropriate choice to wear as buttonhole flowers for weddings.


Language of Tulip

Tulips are a classic and elegant choice for gifting flower, and are a favourite flower for many people. The tulip industry originated in Holland, a region of The Netherlands, when botanist Carolus Clusius received tulip bulbs from the ambassador to the sultan. Clusius privately grew the bulbs in his own collection, but when he refused to sell or share the gorgeous flowers with others, raiders frequently targeted his gardens. Thus, the tulip industry began, and we are glad it did!

Tulips, known as the national flower of the Netherlands, attract over a million visitors per year to the famous colourful flower fields. If you haven’t seen the stunning images of these tulip fields, be sure to look them up now! There are also some gorgeous tulip farms here in Australia, with some of the most well known ones being in Tasmania.

Reminiscent of an upside down ball gown or ballerina skirt, the most popular variety of tulips are the Hollandia tulips. With those perfectly shaped bulb-like flowers with deeply coloured stamens in the centre.

Instantly recognisable, tulip flowers are representative of a deep and unconditional love. They are a perfect gift option for someone you share a deep connection with, whether that be a romantic partner, friend or close family member. They’re also a stunning pick me up to show yourself some love, you deserve it!


Language of Veronica

Once you’ve seen them, you’ll become obsessed with veronica flowers, a lesser-known floral variety! Veronica flowers, known as speedwell, gypsyweed, or bird’s eye, evoke the imagery of someone plucking them straight from a magical fairy garden. They feature tall spires of tiny flowers in shades of white and pink and also emit a subtle fragrance. These flowers symbolise loyalty, making them a versatile flower for gifting and a particularly meaningful choice for weddings and anniversaries.


Language of Zinnia

From the same family as daisies and sunflowers, it’s no surprise that the vibrant and colourful zinnia flowers bring joy wherever they go! Zinnia flowers boast perfectly rounded shapes with numerous delicately shaped petals, occasionally exhibiting an ombre effect from the outer edges towards their broad, flat centre. Available in an array of vibrant colours, you’ll find zinnias in shades of pinks, lemon, coral, and green. With fresh and open flower heads, these welcoming florals are symbolic of acclaim, affection, friendship, everlasting love, remembrance, and tribute. This makes them perfect for gifting on any occasion


The Secret Language Of Flowers

Here at LULLY & ROSE, we have the privilege and pleasure of seeing the stunning perfumed florals we work with going out into the world and expressing for our clients what words alone simply cannot. As florists, we find constant inspiration in the beautiful moments we participate in and in the natural beauty of flowers themselves.