What Do Sunflower Bouquets Mean?
A sunflower bouquet is a beautiful present in any context. The gorgeous yellow flowers, with their unique habit of following the sun, help brighten up any space and will put a smile on the face of your loved one.
However, you might be sending a secret message with a sunflower bouquet. Flowers have their own language and symbolism developed over centuries as people exchanged flowers to mean different things. Sunflowers are no different. Here are what these beautiful blooms symbolize.
Across the world, sunflowers symbolize longevity and steadfastness. This meaning arose in part due to the way that sunflowers grow. While most flowers only bloom for a few days or weeks a year, sunflowers can bloom for months on end as long as the weather is hot and they have plenty of sunshine. Since they stay brilliant and bright for so long, they started to symbolize loyalty, longevity, and steadfastness.
You can give a sunflower bouquet in Malaysia to represent any relationship that you value and that you see lasting for a long time to come. In some places, sunflowers are a popular third wedding anniversary gift.
In other cultures, for example, according to some Chinese sources, the longevity of sunflowers also represents a long, happy life.
Another common meaning associated with sunflowers is that of a good bounty or plentiful harvest. Sunflowers are a very useful plant because their seeds are a valuable food source, you can grind the sunflowers into oil, and the petals can make bright pigments and dyes. A field of sunflowers can provide useful materials for a family, so it is a useful asset in terms of good fortune.
Finally, one of the most popular meanings associated with sunflowers is that of happiness. Their bright, sunny petals are the same color as the sun, and the color yellow puts a smile on most people’s faces. Many mythologies directly associate sunflowers with the sun—for example, astrologers associate sunflowers with the sign Leo. When you give someone a bouquet of sunflowers, you’re giving them happiness in flower form.