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What Plants & Flowers Mean Friendship?

Updated July 19, 2017

Flowers and plants have long been used as gifts, remembrances and decorations. You can cut the flowers and offer them singularly or as a bouquet. You also have an option of delivering a plant that can grow and bloom over time. Many plants and flowers--through their history, or because of their colour--symbolise many different things. Some of these plants or flowers stand for friendship.

True and Lasting Friendships

When searching for a plant to show true friendship, try an arbor vitae. Just as important, the pear blossom will show everlasting friendship. The next best thing to true love is a true friendship.

The Love in Friendships

Alstroemerias will show your recipient how devoted you are to your friendship. A bouquet of iris indicates just how much the friendship truly means. Rosebuds, typically a sign of love, are another choice for love in friendships.

Flowers for General Friendship

The colour yellow implies joy and friendship and is a lovely colour to complement any bouquet. Blue periwinkle could add a touch of sky to your bundle. For a perfect friendship bouquet you could include mums, snowdrops and acacia as well.

Additional Plants

Along with flowers, you can also express your friendship with plants. The jade plant is also known as the Friendship Plant. Jades have small pink and white flowers symbolising friendship's joy and energy, while the green leaves show us everlasting friendship. Ivy represents the connection between friends with the twists and turns it takes as it grows.

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Rebecca Schlofner has been writing and editing for over three decades and was educated at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz. Published worldwide on the Internet through articles and blogs, her work can be found at Helium.com. An English and design major, Schlofner offers poetry, blogs, articles and short stories for her audience.