Flowers That Symbolize Hope And Strength
Beyond their natural beauty, flowers have also carried with them different messages through a specific symbolism associated with each of them. Depending on this symbol, flowers can be offered to suit various situations, sending the person that receives them a message of love, loyalty or encouragement. Out of the myriad of flowers, we have singled out those one symbolizing hope and strength. If you have the opportunity, offer them to someone going through a difficult period in which he or she feels hope is lost and needs strength to carry on.
Iris is a plant sending as many messages as many colors its blooms have. Thus, the iris symbolizes eloquence in general, but the purple one is a symbol of intelligence, the yellow iris sends out a message of passion while the white iris stands for purity. The blue iris is the one symbolizing hope and faith.
On a darker note, anemone indicates fading hope and a feeling of having been forsaken.
Aquilegia or columbine flowers are often seen in Christian symbolism. A motif of three columbine flowers, which is often found, symbolizes the three Christian virtues: fides, spes, and caritas (faith, hope, and love or charity).
Hope is also the symbolism behind the almond blossom and daisies, two plants with beautiful flowers.
As fragile as it may look, snowdrop also embodies hope, but also consolation for those who have lost it.
Moving on to the other message, strength, this one is sent out by gladiolas, along generosity and love at first sight. Honor and faithfulness are another symbols associated with these flowers, going hand in hand with strength.
As expected, strength is the symbol snapdragons carry with their variously colored flowers, but very fragrant. Its negative connotations include deception and presumption.
Courage and strength are the symbols behind the thyme while the mistletoe stands for the capacity to surmount hardships in life. Of course, strength and courage are also the messages associated with the garlic, but you may want to choose another plant or flower to send this message to someone!
Sources: Buzzle.com, Theflowerexpert.com, Almanac.com, Thelanguageofflowers.com