Floral arrangements are not only beautiful and delightful to see, flowers language is unique, and every single type and color tell their own secrets.
Whether it is love and passion, or whether it is a consolation during a hard time or bereavement, you can actually craft an entire message simply by putting a flower next to another.
Looking at flowers can also be so restful. They all have a natural harmony that speaks to the soul, especially white flowers, reflecting purity and spirituality in its cleanliness.
People often consider white as a blank page, as the absence of color, while it is the opposite. White, with its all-encompassing nature, join all of the colors.
So while people may think that it has no inherent meaning, this color is actually unmatchable and has powerful symbolism and great impact in flowers history.
Symbolism of White Flowers
Symbolism during the Roman Era
People used to believe that the natural color of all the flowers was white and that they only turned red when pricked with a thorn. They also associated white flowers with the goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love.
Symbolism in Christianity
White flowers were a major element in medieval gardens and were associated with the Virgin Mary because of their purity, in the sense of freeing the spirit from sins.
Here is a list of what we think are the 20 most breathtaking white flowers in the world:
1. Trumpet Flower (White Calla Lily)
The trumpet-shaped bloom is related to the resurrection of Jesus. It represents angels and their pure and holy character and symbolizes victory as well.
2. Heliotrope (Heliotropium peruvianum)
3. White roses (Rosa)
White roses are mainly an indicator of confidentiality and secrecy.
4. Petunia (Petunia hybrid)
5. Orchids (Dendrobium Orchid)
Orchids have multiple values attributed to them, such as divinity, purity, and innocence. They are not very common, which makes them more valuable and gives them an aspect of opulence and wealth.
White orchids are often a gift to somebody who is precious and occupies a big part of the heart.
6. Tulip (Tulipa)
7. Daisy (Asteraceae)
Daisies stand for the beauty of the soul that exceeds physical attributes. Because beauty is not only limited to what the eye sees, and daisies are the way to show appreciation for such beauty and virtue.
8. Waterlily Nyphaea hollandia
9. Magnolia Flower (Magnolia Grandiflora)
White Magnolia is a symbol of feminine elegance and perfection; this is why it is a significant gift for women to appreciate their devoted and unconditional love.
10. Anemone (Anemone nemorosa)
11. Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
White Hibiscus is not only a pretty decorative flower; it has been used for healing since ages.
Like most of the white flowers, people associate it with purity, but this one also stands for fertility.
Another signification of this flower is ‘carpe diem’, to seize the day and its different opportunities.
So, if you know someone hesitating about a certain decision, or you are invited to a baby shower, a bouquet of white hibiscus is the perfect gift.
12. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)
13. Daffodil (Narcissus)
Daffodils are for people looking for fresh new starts. They represent rebirth and new beginnings and people believe they bring prosperity, luck and happiness.
15. Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
Hydrangea is a flower that values friendship and unconditional loyalty and affection.
17. (Dianthus caryophyllus)
Dianthus is a white carnation that is known for its big size. They are associated with pure and unconditional family love and make an excellent gift for Mother’s Day.
18. Candytuft (Iberis pruitii)
19. Marigold Tagetes
20. Yarrow (Achillea)
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