Firstly, it’s interesting to note that unlike many flowers, the name orchid is in fact a name of a pinkish purple colour too. However, orchids aren’t limited only to this and can come in a complete rainbow of colours, with naturally occurring orchids growing in all the colours.
Let’s take a look at them in a little more detail:
Like other red flowers, orchids in this tone communicate passion and desire as well as love, of course. Red orchids are no exception and make a fantastic alternative to red roses on Valentine’s Day.
Orange orchids represent enthusiasm and bravery but like other orange flowers they represent the energy of the sun and personal growth. They are an ideal colour orchid to send the most energetic of greetings.
Friendship and joy are the preserve of yellow flowers in most cases but they can also be used to celebrate new life both physically and metaphorically. Naturally, this makes a yellow orchid a great gift for new parents.
Green orchids may be the quirky cousin of the family but they stand out from all other varieties with their almost fluorescent colour. Communicating rejuvenation and nature they make a fantastic get well gift, as they signify good health and fortune.
Blue orchids are often used to communicate rarity as they are very uncommon in nature. True blue orchids are practically unheard of but you can very easily find specially created varieties that are dyed blue so that that you can still enjoy an amazing looking gift.
Purple being the colour of royalty gives these orchids a regal bearing. Therefore it’s no surprise that as a gift purple orchids are ideal to show your respect and admiration.
A beautiful pink orchid can communicate a lot of different emotions such as joy, elation, motherhood and femininity. This makes them the perfect surprise for a female friend or relative such as a wife or partner on an anniversary.
Lovely white orchids are representative of purity of mind and spirit and the most refined form of love. This makes them the orchid of choice for wedding celebrations. You’ll often find them used in the floral decorations or featuring prominently in bridal bouquets.
What makes orchids a perfect gift to give is not only the multitude of colours they can come in, but also the longevity they enjoy over cut flowers. With the right care and attention you can enjoy an orchid of any colour in the home long after any celebration.
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