Adorable Flowers that Mean Gratitude (Thankfulness)
Today, we are looking at some of the amazing flowers that mean thank you! There are times in our lives when someone does something for us that saying a simple “thank you” does not express the deep gratitude that we feel.
Flowers can be a wonderful way to express our thanks for a variety of acts. It could be someone offering us a shoulder to cry on, or performing a much needed service. Or someone being there through all the tough times of lives.
While the receiver will appreciate any flower bouquet, there are certain flowers that actually mean thank you. Here is a look at some of those flowers.
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10 Amazing Flowers that Mean Thank You (Appreciation)
#1. Dark Pink Roses
Different colored roses have different meanings. Red roses signify love, yellow roses signify friendship, and white roses signify purity. However, if you are looking for a way to thank you with roses then dark pink roses should do the trick.
Most people love roses and dark pink roses can be used to say thank-you for any occasion such as thanking a neighbor for watching your children so you and your spouse could have a romantic night away, or being invited to a wonderful dinner with friends.
There are several different varieties of roses and the different varieties grow in different time zones. However, most roses like sunny spots with moist well-drained soil.
#2. Sweet Pea
If you are looking for the perfect flower to thank someone for giving you a good time then the delicate, fragrant and colorful sweet pea is an ideal choice. Sweet peas are delicate looking climbing flowers that can grow to be 6 to 8 feet tall.
These perennial flowers grow best in zones 3 through 8 and prefer to grow in full sunlight although they can do well in partial sun. They enjoy rich moist soil that is slightly alkaline.
Sweet peas make a perfect “after gift” for being invited to party, dinner with friends, or any other activity that results in you having a great time.
Campanula also known as bellflower is Latin for “Little bell” and this flower like dark pink roses are perfect to give as general thank-you.
There are several species of campanula flower and what species you choose will dictate your hardiness zone and the height of the flower. These flowers grow anywhere from 6 inches to 5 feet with the majority reaching a height of 1 to 2 feet.
They prefer full sun to partial shade and can be pink, white, blue or purple.
Camellias are perfect flowers to give when you want to express gratitude for something that someone has done for you.
They make a lovely gift for someone who walks your dog, tutors your son or daughter or lent a helping hand when you’re spring-cleaning your home.
Native to China and Japan these evergreen flowers closely resemble roses with dark green glossy leaves.
These flowers grow best in zones 7 through 9 and come in a variety of colors including red, yellow, pink, white and lavender. They grow to heights of 2 to 12 feet tall and grow best in partial shade and rich well-drained soil.
These flowers can bloom late fall, early winter or spring.
Primroses are the ideal flowers to express gratitude to a friend for some favor they did for you or for simply being your friend.
Primroses are short-lived perennials that are often grown as annuals. These flowers grow best in partial shade and moist well-drained slightly acidic soil.
They come in a variety of colors including red, pink, orange, yellow, blue white and purple. At maturity these flowers can grow 6 to 20 inches tall and are best when grown in zones 3 through 8.
These flowers are native to North and South America and Europe and are toxic to people and pets.
The pansy is a flower whose meaning is to tell someone that you are grateful and thinking of them. Hence it the perfect flower to express a thank-you to someone who may live some distance away.
Or simply to let a friend know you are thinking of them and all the things they have done for you over the years.
These whimsical heart shaped flowers with the face-like markings in their centers are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
These are short season perennials that often grown as annuals and should be grown in zones 7 through 11. These flowers prefer full or partial sun and well-drained acidic soil.
At maturity they can grow to 4 to 8 inches tall. Pansies bloom in spring, summer or fall and can be white, yellow, purple, blue, pink or red. These flowers are native to Europe and Asia.
Orchids are lovely exotic flowers that are often grown as a houseplant and make the perfect gift to show your gratitude for someone you respect such as a mentor, parent or in-law.
These herbaceous perennials can be grown out of doors in zones 5 through 11.
These flowers do well in partial sun and well-drained soil. Orchids come in a variety of colors including red, white, pink, purple, yellow, orange and green and grow 1 to 3 feet tall.
We often don’t show our spouses we appreciate them as often as we should. Giving you spouse a thank-you bouquet of peonies is a lovely way to show your partner you care.
Native to Europe, Asia, and North America Peonies are large showy flowers that have a wonderful heady fragrance.
Peonies come in several different species and a variety of colors including white, red, pink, coral and deep purple. These flowers should be grown in zones 3 through 9 and prefer to grow in full sun and well-drained soil.
These plants are slightly toxic to humans and pets.
#9. African Violets
African violets are lovely flowers that are native to Africa and that are most often grown in the US as houseplant.
An African violet is the perfect flowering plant to give someone as a way of saying thank-you for standing by you when you have experienced a tough time.
These colorful flowers come in a variety of colors including purple, red, white, blue and pink and are known for their thick fuzzy leaves and evergreen foliage.
They are best grown outdoors in zones 11 and 12 and need plenty of sun and moist well-drained soil to grow their best. These flowers reach a height of 6 to 9 inches.
There are people in our lives that are dedicated to working for us, caring for certain needs, or simply dedicated to us personally.
Giving these people irises as a way of saying thank-you for their dedication is a wonderful idea since these flowers literally mean thank you for your dedication.
Native to Europe, Asia and North America these perennial flowers should be grown in zones 3 through 9 and prefer full sun and rich, moist well-drained soil.
They bloom anywhere from late spring to early through late summer and may be blue, white, purple or yellow. Irises can grow to be anywhere between 6 inches to 4 feet tall.
They are toxic to humans and pets.
Final Thoughts on Flowers that Symbolize Gratitude (Thank You)
Whether you give a gift of cut flowers or flowering plants for the home or garden, saying thank you to the important people in our lives with flowers is a wonderful way to express your appreciation for all they do for us in so many different ways.