Flowers have long been a symbol of love, care and affection. They are also one of the easiest and the most cost-effective ways to add a sense of aesthetic, beauty and happiness into our lives.

In terms of gifts, flowers are easily one of the safest options. Gifting someone flowers is surely a great way to express your affection; however, did you know that there are some flowers that you should just never give? Here are 10 flowers you need to keep away from, when buying them for your loved ones:  


  • Aconite (Monkshood)


All flowers have a particular significance to them; there are those which mean well and then there are those which don’t. Aconite is one of those flowers which are often misjudged due to how it looks. This pretty-looking flower actually means ‘hatred’ and symbolize the need to ‘be cautious’.


  • Begonia


Begonia is one of those flowers which you can’t give to most. Though it is often featured in floral bouquets; what it means is ‘Deep thinking’. If you are going to be sending the flower Begonia, be very sure that who you’re sending the flower is someone who appreciates the meaning.


  • Buttercups


There is a very appropriate reason why you don’t find buttercups in floral bouquets. These flowers represent and symbolize childlike behavior. No matter how sweet you think the significance or the flower is; never give buttercups to a loved one (don’t mistake innocence to be childlike behavior).


  • Butterfly Weed


If you care about your relationship, under absolutely no circumstances should you send the butterfly weed. Ask why? It literally means ‘Leave me’. You’ve been warned!


  • Yellow Carnations


There are some carnations which make excellent gifts, but the ones in yellow must be avoided. Yellow carnations symbolize rejection and disdain. White carnations are the ones you should stick with as they represent pure love and symbolize sweetness.


  • Cyclamen


Cyclamen can be considered as a good flower to send someone if you’ve just broken up. It’s a subtle way to let them know. However, if you’re still together, it’s highly recommended that you avoid this pretty flower as it symbolizes separation.


  • Orange Lilies


Lilies are considered as a beautiful and popular kind of flower, but you must keep away from sending the orange variations because they symbolize hatred, pride, and disdain.


  • Petunia


The petunia flower symbolizes anger and resentment. It can’t be denied that is a striking flower, but the significance of petunia is far, far away from any kind of appreciation. Gifting this flower than can get you in trouble!


  • Black Rose


The black rose can sometimes look spell bounding but is best avoided for almost every occasion. Why, you may ask? The flower symbolizes death!


  • Random Roadside Flowers


Nothing says ‘I couldn’t be bothered’ quite like a bunch of flowers bought from random roadsides. You want to make an impression? Buy from a reputed online florist.

Understanding the meanings of different flowers is surely helpful before sending them. For example: before you purchase and send roses online, you should at least know which color symbolizes what. While many do not really care what meaning the flower holds (only how it looks), there are also those who do pay attention to the message behind the flowers. So now you know; the 10 flowers you must avoid giving anyone you love!