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Over the years, the iris has come to symbolize wisdom, faith and hope. This flower’s vibrant, overlapping leaves have a unique charm that makes it a great addition to any garden or bouquet. Iris flowers are versatile — the perfect gift for romantic occasions or just because. In the same way that Sagittarians are independent and free-spirited, the iris is a low-maintenance plant that can bloom with almost no help at all. The iris was named after the Greek goddess of the rainbow, who acted as a bridge between Earth and heaven. Ancient Greeks would even plant purple irises on the graves of deceased women to help them transition in their journey to the afterlife. Depending on the color of the iris, it can also represent royalty, courage or passion.

The carnation, also known as Dianthus caryophyllus, is one of the world’s oldest cultivated flowers, dating back to ancient Greek and Roman times. Historically, carnations have been featured in flower crowns, decorations and as the main ingredient in carnation teas used to treat stomach ailments. According to folklore, carnations originally sprouted from the Virgin Mary’s tears as she witnessed Jesus carry the cross. From this legend, carnations began to also symbolize a mother’s love. These days, carnations symbolize fascination, distinction and love. Carnations are one of the most popular flowers used in bouquets for every occasion. They are featured in Mother’s Day bouquets, wedding bouquets and arrangements for romantic occasions.

Fun Facts About Sagittarius Flowers

These beautiful Sagittarius flowers each have a rich history that contributes to their popularity. From the Greeks to the Egyptians, these flowers have been used by a wide range of cultures for a variety of purposes. Here are some of our favorite facts about these zodiac flowers:

Here are the meanings of each carnation color:

  • In Japan, the iris has been used to ward off evil energies.
  • Protea flowers are known to be so durable that they can survive and thrive in wildfires.
  • Gladiolus flowers are representative of the 40th wedding anniversary.
  • The carnation is an edible flower, often used as a garnish on salads.
  • The South Africa national cricket team is nicknamed Proteas, after the resilient flower.
  • Along with the poppy, the gladiolus is the official birth flower for August.
  • People often change the color of their carnations using dyes or food coloring.

Now that you have a grasp on which flowers are best for a Sagittarius, be sure to put your knowledge to use! Whether you want to celebrate a Sagittarian with a birthday bouquet or wish them good luck, you have plenty of beautiful flowers to choose from.

Medium Pink Roses

Conveying thoughtfulness, passion, sentiment, and packing a contemporary color punch, pink roses are the perfect type of rose for multipurpose occasions. Whether you’re sending thanks, cheering up a friend, starting a new relationship, or showing a symbol of affection or admiration, a bouquet of pink roses can express just the right emotion, without saying a word. No wonder pink roses are one of the most popular flowers sent on Valentine’s Day! Yet, did you know every shade of a pink rose has different meanings? In honor of Valentine’s Day and this blushing beauty, we’re bringing back the pink rose to explore its rich history and color meanings so you ultimately give just the right pink rose shade.

Believe it or not, the first trace of the pink rose was found in fossils dating back 40 million years! More recent historical evidence shows pink roses were grown in China’s Imperial rose gardens about 5,000 years ago and they have continued to play a part in history ever since. Horticulturally speaking, pink roses are a classic. They were the first color rose cultivated, since pink roses are most common in the wild. During the Victorian era, the pink rose was used to decorate everything from wallpaper to greeting cards. Today, the pink rose has been cultivated in more contemporary treatments showing off its different shades of pink.