What Does a Yellow Flower Mean?

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What Does a Yellow Flower Mean?
Yellow usually symbolises a sunny optimism. (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of B Balaji)

Yellow is a bright, cherry colour, and as such, it has a strong symbolism associated with it. The colour is tied to creative and intelligent thinking. Roses, chrysanthemums, tulips, carnations and daffodils all bloom in this hue. Each one has their own special meaning. Yellow, as a whole, promotes thoughts of spring.


During Victorian times, people didn't have the flower choices available on the market today; therefore, they often used symbols as a way of expressing their intentions in a time when emotions were not generally displayed. Yellow flowers were one way to communicate emotions without words.

Fun Facts

Men often associate yellow flowers with children. Yellow is a universal symbol of the sun.

Religious Considerations

Yellow flowers are used during Easter and Passover.

Types of Flowers

Yellow roses represent friendship while a yellow tulip can indicate someone who is hopelessly in love. Daffodils symbolise a person who is suffering from unrequited love. Sunflowers stand for adoring feelings.

Yellow Equals Optimisim

Any type of yellow flower, from roses to tulips, symbolises new beginnings and bright, sunny days. Someone who buys themselves a bouquet of flowers in this colour, either is feeling enthusiastic or is hoping to achieve a positive and happy outlook.

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