14 flowers with negative meanings
The flowers are beautiful, smell amazing, and are very aesthetic.
However, there is such a thing as the secret language of flowers.
Just as there are beautiful flowers to give on certain occasions, there are also very deep meanings attached to your favorite flowers.
Looks can be deceiving, especially with flowers, so it’s important to know the special meanings of some flowers, especially those with a negative connotation.
If you are looking to buy a beautiful bouquet for your friend, family member or partner, be careful with your choices and make sure you read about all the flowers that have negative meanings associated with them.
Here are 15 flowers with negative meanings.
1. The Black Dahlia
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Black dahlias are a dark burgundy colored flower that may unfortunately look beautiful to some, but they have a very negative meaning. The Black Dahlia symbolizes evil and betrayal. They also often symbolize betrayal, torment, and other negative emotions.
2. The red rose
Red roses are commonly associated with representing love and romance and are believed to convey deep feelings. However, the color of the rose is important, because a darker red color means a more negative meaning. A dark red, burgundy or maroon rose means that your love is unrequited.
Red roses often have a negative meaning due to the hatred associated with them. They are the most hated flowers. This is most likely due to feeling overrated especially because of Valentine’s Day.
Red roses are also given out at funerals for grief, and thus represent a dark and sad time.
3. Lily of the valley
Although lily of the valley is known for good luck and happiness, it is also a very poisonous flower. Therefore, it can represent sadness, pain, loss and death. It is also a symbol of tears from religions such as Christianity.
In Romania, the flower comes from the story of a little girl crying at the graves where a lily of the valley grows from her tears.
4. Orange lilies
The lily is a beautiful flower that only lasts a few weeks, but its colors and scent are so bright and beautiful. There are many colors of lilies, but the one color you should stay away from is orange.
Orange lilies can symbolize hatred, pride, disdain and contempt. In general, lilies are flowers of sorrow because they can also represent renewal, rebirth, and restoration of the soul.
5. Red tulips
Tulips universally symbolize love and romance, and the positive meaning of red tulip is all about love, passion, romance, strength and joy.
However, the negative meaning of red tulips symbolizes aggression, anger, danger and anger. If it came into your life at the wrong time, this might be the case for you.
6. Yellow rose
Yellow roses often convey bright, happy thoughts and represent positive feelings of warmth, but they also represent negative traits of jealousy and greed. Yellow can also be a symbol of cowardice, illness and mental illness.
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Ranunculus is often a flower you might have liked as a child, so they are very childish and silly flowers. They represent ingratitude, childish behavior and betrayal. It is also not a high-end flower because it is an invasive and prolific weed.
8. Yellow cloves
Yellow carnations are the one color of carnations that you should not have because they symbolize rejection and disdain. Yellow carnations also represent disappointment and sadness and are used to give to people you don’t like or whom you want to break up with.
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Petunia flower does not carry positive and happy feelings. It shows deep feelings of resentment, anger and trouble. It is very beautiful but often surprises people because of its negative meaning.
10. Black roses
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Black rose is perhaps one of the most negative meanings of roses, so it should be avoided at all costs. The black rose is commonly associated with death and mourning and has horrific meanings.
Black rose is one of the most popular flowers and has a hidden meaning of revenge and hatred. It also represents the end of a career or relationship. All roses have thorns which is a universal symbol of evil.
11. Aconite (monks)
The aconite flower is very beautiful, but when looked at closely it may seem very sinister and sinister. The dark purple flower represents decadence, vanity and swagger. Although it is a beautiful looking flower, it means “hate” and “caution”.
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Begonia flowers are a universal symbol of warning or caution. The flower also means “deep thinking” begonia in literature also means there is danger ahead so be careful.
13. Butterfly weed
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Butterfly weed literally means “leave me” or “you have been warned.” The negative meaning of the flower is well known, which is why you may not see this flower like others. So, if you care about your relationship with someone, never send them butterfly weed through a delivery service.
Cyclamen is a sweet and beautiful flower because it represents a new path in life and separation. It is a good flower to send to someone you have just broken up with. It is also a symbol of farewell or resignation and certainly not a desirable gift.
Megan Hatch is a YourTango writer covering pop culture, love, relationships, and self-care.
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