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12 Flowers that Represent Strength

Various Flowers that Symbolize Strength

While many people plant or give flowers simply for their beauty others prefer to plant or give flowers based on their meaning.

Some people plant or give flowers that symbolize love, friendship, admiration or some form of strength. In this article we will look at various flowers that represent strength in some way.

Different flowers that represent strength.

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12 Flowers that Represent Strength

#1. Alliums


Alliums are an ornamental onion that has lovely flowers that may be purple, white, yellow, pink or green. These plants have circular flower heads atop straight stems.

These flowering ornamental onions can grow between 1 and 4 feet tall and bloom in late spring or early summer (although there are some varieties that bloom later.)

They prefer to grow in full sun and well-draining soil when grown in zones 4 through 10.

It is believed that the Alliums signify strength, patience and prosperity. This plant is native to the Middle East.

#2. Snapdragon Flower

Snapdragon Flower

The snapdragon is a cone shaped flower that comes in pastel shades including pink, purple, red, orange, yellow, white, peach and bicolor. These short-lived perennials prefer full or partial sun and moist well-draining soil and can grow to be between 6 and 48 inches tall.

Snapdragons should be grown in US zones 7 through 11 and they will bloom in the spring, summer and fall.

Since this flower will grow in unfavorable conditions it has come to be endowed with meaning strength and grace.

#3. Blue Star (Amsonia)

Blue Star

The Amsonia flower commonly known as the blue star is a small headed pretty flower that commonly comes in white or periwinkle blue (although there are also purple Amsonias).

This perennial grows in shrub like clumps and can reach a height of 2 to 3 feet. It grows best in full or partial sun and blooms in late spring to early summer, although they may rebloom on occasion.

Grown in zones 3 through 11 these flowers have come to represent physical and mental strength as well as endurance and determination.

#4. Columbine (Aquilegia)

Columbine Flower

The Columbine is a lovely flower that resembles a jester’s hat or eagle’s claw with clover-like foliage. These flowers may be red, yellow, blue, orange, purple, pink and white and can grow 1 to 3 feet tall.

When grown in zones 3 through 8 this plant prefers full or partial sun and is highly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

The Columbine flower has come to symbolize wisdom, joy and strength.

#5. Masterwort (Astrantia)


The Masterwort also sometimes referred to as Hattie’s pincushion has a lovely story behind their creation as it is said that these flowers are actually fallen stars since they are somewhat star shaped.

With pink, white and red blooms this flower blooms from spring to mid-summer in zones 4 through 9 where they can reach a height of 1 to 3 feet.

These perennial flowers thrive best when grown in partial sun and moist and well-drained soil. They have been endowed with standing for “inner strength, protection and courage.”

#6. White Carnations

White Carnations

Although carnations come in a variety of colors it is the white carnation that stands for a mother’s strength.

These lovely ruffly flowers are perennials that bloom in late spring in zones 7 through 10 and can grow to be between 6 and 24 inches high.

They thrive in either full or partial sun ad well drained soil and although these flowers are native to Europe they do quite well when grown in the United States.

Carnations of all colors are often seen in boutonnieres and bouquets as well as table arrangements at various celebrations. (Here are more varieties of carnations.)

#7. Coneflower


Native to the US, the coneflower a member of the daisy family is a colorful flower that may be green, orange, pink, purple, red, white or yellow.

The flower has come to represent strength and health mainly because this plant has health benefits and has been used to treat toothaches, insect bites, sore throats, burns and more.

Grown in zones 3 through 9 this flower loves sun and is highly attractive to birds and butterflies.

#8. Gladiolus


Gladiolus are sword like shaped flowers that grow on tall stalks. They can grow to be between 2 and 5 feet tall.

Native to Europe and South Africa these flowers prefer full sun and sandy or loamy soil. When grown in zones 7 to 10 these flowers bloom June through the winter frost.

These flowers come in red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, green and white. The gladiolus is believed to stand for strength of character, faithfulness and honor.

#9. Nasturtium


There are several varieties of nasturtiums, which means these flowers may be either perennial or annual.

These easy to grow plants come in a variety of colors including orange, yellow, red, white and cream. Both the leaves and flowers of this plant are edible although the fragrance of this flower is somewhat unpleasant.

Gown in zones 9 through 11 nasturtiums love full sun and well-drained soil and can grow 1 to 10 feet tall.

Known for their unique greenery and vibrant flowers nasturtiums is often viewed as standing for strength, compassion and warmth.

#10. Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

In some cultures sweet peas signifies truth, strength and chastity. This annual climbing vine grows best in zones 3 through 8 and prefers full or partial sun and well-drained soil.

The sweet pea vines grow to be between 6 to 8 feet tall (or long) and blooms in the summer through fall. Sweet Peas have flowers that slightly resemble butterflies and may be white, lavender, pink, blue or red.

#11. White Geraniums

White Geraniums

Geraniums are lovely flowers with a pleasing fragrance that come in a variety of different colors.

However, if you are looking for a flower to plant that signifies strength then it is the white geranium you will want in your flower garden, as it is the white geranium that symbolizes physical and mental strength.

These flowers bloom in spring and summer in zones 10 and 11 and prefer to be planted where they can get full sun.

#12. Tulip

Pink Tulips

The Tulip is a cup shaped flower that grows on a straight stem. The stem and leaves of this plant are bluish green. This perennial flower blooms in April to May in zones 3 to 8 and grow best in full sun and well-drained soil.

It is the black tulip (which is actually a dark purple) that signifies strength and power and since this color is rare it is well worth growing in your garden or yard.

Final Thoughts on Flowers that Mean Strength

Not everyone grows flowers because of their meaning, but if you want a flower that signifies strength one or more of the above flowers should fit the bill and bring beauty to your yard or garden.

Various flowers that symbolize strength.

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