Forget-me-nots symbolize true love and respect. When you give someone these tiny blooms, it represents a promise that you will always remember them and will keep them in your thoughts. They are also considered a symbol of fidelity and faithfulness.
There's also a mediaeval legend about the plant, in which a knight picked a bunch of flowers for his beloved, but thereby fell into the water and sank instantly because of the weight of his armour. Before he drowned, he quickly threw the flowers to his maiden and shouted: “Forget me not”.
The flower is a forget-me-not, a small blue flower that represents remembrance and is long-associated with dementia.
In Hanakotoba (花言葉) the Japanese language of flowers, Forget-me-nots carry the meaning of “true love” and being memorable, they are favored by those who want to be loved and remembered. In addition to the beautiful flower motif, the name of the flower is gilded on the hanko in Japanese.
For the Victorians, Forget Me Nots were not simply a symbol of remembrance of someone who had passed away. They were specifically a symbol of true love and devotion. In fact, the small blue flower was rarely used in remembrance, used instead to make a declaration of love.
Lilies: Lilies with big petals resonate with the feelings of missing someone strongly. In particular, the stargazer lilies are the ones that say I Miss You.
The chrysanthemum, or mum, makes a wonderful choice when mourning with a family that has ties to Europe or Asia. China, Korea and Japan use white chrysanthemums to symbolize grief.
Tulip (yellow) - Hopeless love. Violet - Faithfulness.
One is native to California, the other was introduced, escaped cultivation, and has now naturalized in many parts of the State. Our native Forget-Me-Not is Cynoglossum grande, also known as Pacific Hound's Tongue. This perennial herb is native to western North America, from British Columbia to California.
Most forget-me-not varieties are biennial, meaning they self-seed freely. Pull up the plants before they set seed if you don't want them to spread too profusely.
The “Forget Me Not” flower is an important symbol for those impacted by pregnancy and reproductive losses like miscarriage and stillbirth. With 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in miscarriage, these and other types of pregnancy and reproductive losses impact so many people.
The scientific name of daylily “Hemerocallis” is in homage to Hera. The daylily is also prominent in Chinese culture, symbolizing forgetfulness or memory loss.
Honeysuckle. Admired for its sweet scent and trailing vines of pink and orange flowers, the honeysuckle symbolizes devoted and everlasting love.
It was a symbol that masonry, like the flower itself, was not dead, but had merely gone dormant to weather the decade long winter. It was a symbol to its members not to forget each other, or their masonic vows, until spring had come again and the blue of masonry could flourish once more.
September Birth Flower: Forget-Me-Not.
The forget-me-not is the symbol of protection and luck and has the power to protect humans against witches. King Henry IV of England used this flower symbol as his lucky charm during his exile in 1398. These flowers became his symbol after he returned to England with them.
The name 'myosotis' comes from the Greek word meaning “mouse's ear,” as its leaves resemble that of a mouse's ear. This genus consists of approximately 200 species that provide tons of variation.
Notes. Wood forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) is a significant environmental weed in Victoria, an environmental weed in Western Australia and New South Wales, and a "sleeper weed" in other parts of southern Australia.
The flower was a shy flower and whispered that he had forgotten his name. God renamed the flower as forget-me-not saying that He will not forget the flower. As a story for lovers, forget-me-nots were first mentioned in a legend of a man and his sweetheart who were walking beside the River Danube.
Hyacinth: The purple hyacinth is a popular symbol of sorrow and regret. For a funeral setting, this expression is certainly appropriate. Sometimes, a simple acknowledgement of the family's grief is enough.
Acacia flower essence is a wonderful essence for healing heartache and ancestral trauma. It fills the holes in our hearts with bright yellow light and sweetness. Yellow flowers are uplifting to the spirit and mood.
Jasmine. Jasmine is not just a beautiful bloom, it is also one of the preferred flowers for mental health preservation.
Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)
It's also believed that each of the six petals of this flower represents something related to friendship: commitment, respect, humour, patience, understanding and empathy.
The large, showy, and white coloured Tulips are the flowers to say sorry as it represents forgiveness and peace. Tulips are also happy flowers inciting feelings of joyfulness. Yellow and pink Tulips can also be extended to denote sincere apologies.