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    Flower Meanings in China: Choosing Flowers to Send to China

In China, sending flowers is not only knowledge but also an art. The feelings expressed by flowers are really rich. Have you comprehended the profound meanings when you received flowers? Are you confused about what kind of flowers to send to your loved ones? Do you know the meanings of red and white roses composed in a bouquet? Also, do you know the most appropriate flower to give a patient you are visiting in a hospital is the Lily flower? In China, if you want to convey the meaning accurately through the flowers you send, you should have a very good expression and comprehend the flowers’ meanings.

To grasp the essence of a flower, we must first understand the meanings of it. A variety of flowers in China are endowed with certain meanings and therefore choosing the right flower will aid in expressing one’s mind.


All kinds of flowers express a thousand words in China, to understand the meanings of flowers we should start from the etiquette of sending flowers in China.

As there are differences in customs, different flowers have different meanings in China. There are so many flowers in China and all stand for a certain meaning. If you are interested in flowers, this website can help you a lot. Also there are taboos in sending flowers in China. Each flower has a certain meaning, and conveys a silent language; therefore, when sending flowers, we should choose different flowers according to the situation and the people you want to send flowers to. When celebrating the birthday of an elderly, it is best to send longevity flowers and evergreen flowers. In China, longevity flowers symbolizes the “health and longevity”, while evergreen flowers are a symbol of “eternal youth”.

In China, for lovers, in general, send roses, lilies or sweet-scented osmanthus. These flowers are beautiful, elegant and romantic; they are a symbol of love in China. To express love between men and women, it is best send red roses, lilies, tulips, freesia, gerbera flowers, etc.

In China, when there is a wedding, roses, lilies, tulips and gerbera flowers are essential used in the bouquets. However, Chinese people regard chrysanthemum as the most important flower, so in a Chinese wedding, chrysanthemum, Gladiolus, Dahlia and dancer orchid flowers can be gifted.

To visit friends and relatives during the festivals, people are advised to send good luck grass which is a symbol of “happiness and good luck.”

It is advised to send peony to friends for a long journey. Peony flowers are not only bright, but also convey respect.

In China, there are a lot of taboos in sending flowers to patients. One is not allowed to send a whole basin of flowers to patients. The flowers have a strong smell and are negative to surgical patients. It could easily cause an allergy. Flowers with a rich and gaudy color will stimulate the nerves of patients and can cause more strain. In China, when visiting a patient, it is best to send orchids, calla lily, daffodils and so on. What’s more, you can choose a flower that the patient loves which, makes the patient feel positive, which aids in quick recovery.

With all of the above information about sending flowers in China, we believe you will make the person you send flowers happy and feel loved.


 
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