Flower Meanings, Symbolize, and Their Spiritual Meaning

Since we are getting close to spring in the northern hemisphere and thinking, “What can I planet this year?” I figured it would be a good idea to explorer what different colors of flowers mean, symbolize, and their spiritual meaning.

From uniguide.com

Purple Flower Meaning: What Do They Symbolize?

Purple flower meaning and symbolism includes peace, harmony, honor, respect, royalty, and spiritual awareness. The color purple is special in that it blends the warm hues of red with the cool hues of blue. So, purple flowers have varied and unique meanings.

Types of Flowers that Are Purple

Before we go into more detail about what purple flowers signify, I thought you might be interested in getting a list of some of the types of flower that come in purple. It’s important to keep in mind that different types of purple flowers have their own distinct meanings.

For example, purple clematis meaning includes aspiration and reaching for the stars. While purple iris symbolism includes goodwill, understanding, and forgiveness. Lavender meaning, on the other hand, includes healing, purity, and luxury. You can learn more about specific types of purple flower meanings by clicking on some of the names below.




















Sweet pea




A Harmonious Blend of Meanings

Because the color purple strikes a balance with beautiful results, it symbolizes peace and harmony. As the color purple blends divergent colors, it symbolizes honoring differences.

So, purple flowers are lovely gifts for someone with whom you want to ask forgiveness. They are also ideal for a peace garden.

As an extension of peace and harmony, purple flower symbolism also includes honor and respect. Alice Walker wrote in The Color Purple“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

It was an easy-to-understand way of expressing how important it is to honor life and creation in all its unique forms.

For centuries, people have also associated the color purple with royalty. Thus, purple flowers also symbolize majesty and wealth. As purple is associated with nobility, purple flower meaning also includes aspiration and devotion.

Purple Flower Spiritual Meanings

On a spiritual level, purple flowers symbolize expanded awareness and intuition. Both the sixth and seventh chakras are shades of purple.

The sixth chakra is indigo and the seventh is violet. The sixth chakra, or Ajna, rules your mind and your third eye, or intuition.

The seventh chakra, Sahasrara, also called the crown chakra, is at the top of the head, and it governs the super-conscious.

Thus, purple flowers make wonderful gifts for loved ones who are working on their spiritual growth.

Purple flowers are often given as a gift for a 25th wedding anniversary.

In summary, purple flowers send a lovely message of unity, understanding, and respect. They are also off-beat, like orange flowers, so they make wonderful gifts for people who march to the beat of their own drum.

You might like these other articles on UniGuide:

Purple Butterfly Meaning

Lavender Flower Meaning

Sound Healing

Third Eye

Crown Chakra


Hawthorn – (hope) and (May)

The hawthorn is a pagan symbol for life, in Devon it is considered unlucky as the fairies might cast a spell on you if you sit under a hawthorn. The hawthorn is believed to be haunted by fairies and is sometimes called ‘Fairy Thorn.’ Farmers believed hawthorn was lucky and would hang it outside the cowsheds so the cows would give plenty of milk. The hawthorn flowers in May.

Mandrake (the Magician)

The mandrake or mandragora, is one of the most important hallucinogens in Western Europe and the Near East, in over two millennia. It is a flowering plant that can give life or cause death, depending on its use. The mandrake has many uses and has been a favourite of apothecaries, witches considered it indispensable and used it for spells and healing. Apothecaries and witches used mandrake when they wished to make a particularly strong potion. In order for Odysseus to withstand the magic of Circe, Hermes gave the mandrake to him. Herbalist shops in the early twentieth century situated in the less affluent areas of London sold mandrake. Many women who owned mandrakes fed and clothed them, these women were accused of being  witches and burnt at the stake by the Inquisition. The mandrake was dressed in expensive cloth, bathed several times a year, given food to eat, water to drink, and considered human.

The mandrake is considered part plant, part human and imbued with magical powers. The mandrake exudes a strong, unusual but pleasant scent. It is a perennial with a strange appearance, it has broad leaves with white, yellow or purple flower, the fruit is similar to a plum. The root is black, forked and a foot long, with the semblence of human male form with a penis, a subsidiary root which sticks out.

When a mandrake is being pulled out it shrieks like a person, and a black dog is used to pull it out, as the mandrake shrieks the dog dies. The mandrake has pharmacological effects as a pain killer, erotica, a sleep inducer, during the transition between consciousness and sleep it causes hallucinations.

A technique used in Turkey was to extract the mandrake root and cut it to manipulate its shape, then to apply pressure bandages and replant it in the ground. When next extracted after more growth, no one could tell it was crafted by hands other than nature. Six mandrakes of this nature were created and exhibited by Von Luschan, in 1891. He declared that a clever artist could create figures that looked genuine, and no one would know they were not nature’s gift. These treasures were so rare it was a life threatening undertaking to obtain one, they were valuable talismans and were extremely expensive.

Hibiscus – (delicate beauty)

Hibiscus is a large genus containing over 200 species, butterflies and bees are attracted to it. Hibiscus tea is a soothing tea enjoyed by many, it is also considered a healing tonic.

Holly Symbolism

Holly flower symbolism the flower symbolism associated with the holly is defense, domestic happiness and forecast. The Romans decorated their hallways with holly garlands for their mid-winter celebration, Saturnalia. Medieval monks called the holly the Holy Tree and believed holly would keep away evil spirits and protects their homes from lightening. The pointed leaves represented the crown of thorns worn by Jesus, and the red berries symbolized drops of his blood.

Honeysuckle – (love – loving bonds)

The wood of the honeysuckle contains nepetalactone, which is the active ingredient found in catnip. Some species of honeysuckle have bell-shaped flowers, honeysuckle is a twining flower grown in China, North America and Europe.

Huckleberry – (faith – simple pleasures)

Due to the size of the tiny huckleberries, they were used to refer to something small, often as a term of endearment. The phrase “a huckleberry over my persimmon,” meaning “a bit beyond my abilities”. “I’ll be your huckleberry,” meaning (“I am the person for the job”).

Hyacinth – (games – rashness – playfulness – joy – sports – rebirth) derived from the Latin form of Greek (hyakinthos.)

The hyacinth flower is used in the Haftseen table setting, in honour of the Persian New Year celebrations.  Hyacinths are named after Hyacinth, a figure in Greek mythology, a youth who was loved, and accidentally killed by Apollo. The hyacinth flower sprouted from his blood, and hyacinths are often associated with rebirth.

Impatiens – (motherly love)

Impatiens planted in the medieval Mary gardens, gardens devoted to the Virgin Mary, were called “Our Lady’s earings.” Impatiens flowers come in many forms, some orchid shaped, others with flat flowers. They are thought of as a sacred flower.

Iris – (wisdom – faith – friendship – to cherish – valor – hope – love’s promise)

Iris is the name of a mythological rainbow goddess, the Greek meaning is  (“rainbow”). The Iris is the emblem of France and Florence. Iris is used by the English as a feminine name, it is used by a male or female, by those of Jewish heritage. Irises were used in Mary Gardens, and the blade-shaped foliage symbolises the sorrows which ‘pierced her heart.’

Ivy – (weddings – Christmas – fidelity – friendship – affection)

Ivy is a strong climbing vine, used by many for garden walls and for garden decoration, ivy climbing the walls of a home, conjures visions or romance and country cottages. Ivy adds a particular charm, a smoothly cemented wall is impenetrable to the climbing roots of ivy and ivy can  protect the walls from the weather.

by  FROM: http://witcheslore.com/bookofshadows/herbology/the-mystery-of-flowers-and-plants/3649/

Daily Feng Shui News for May 8th – ‘Iris Day’

Today is ‘Iris Day’ and I am reminded of how taking an Irish Flower Essence under the tongue a few times a day can help to unblock old patterns, particularly those related to self-limitation and stagnation. This flower essence purports to inspire us to heights of beauty and grace while also restoring a love of art and a purpose-filled path to creativity. If you’ve been feeling stale or stuck lately, the wonderful Irish Flower Remedy can connect you with creative energies that will make you feel alive again.

By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com