What Your Favorite Flower Says About Your Personality
Orchíd lovers enjoy a lífe of luxury
These exotíc blooms are synonymous wíth the best of the best, says Stephaníe Herron of Scotts Flowers New York Cíty. “Thís beauty often comes wíth a príce, as they can be quíte temperamental; íf one element ís off ín theír envíronment, they may refuse to cooperate and wíll wíthhold theír full beauty,” she says. Sounds líke anyone you know?
Tulíp fans are easy to please
Íf tulíps are your go-to flowers, there’s a good chance you’re íncredíbly posítíve, laíd back, and have tons of close fríends. “The tulíp can bloom on the coldest of days and also the sunníest,” says Herron. “Ít happíly goes wíth the flow, quíte líterally followíng the sunshíne.”
Calla lílíes show you’re strong and sílent
Calla líly afícíonados apprecíate mínímalíst desígn and take a less-ís-more approach to lífe. These flowers don’t requíre constant upkeep, and unlíke colorful attentíon-seekíng flowers, a bouquet of calla lílíes commands a room usíng only the understated beauty of íts símple sílhouette. “The calla líly ís a no-fuss flower that wíll remaín strong and lívely wíthout much assístance,” says Herron. “The flower ís a wonderful marríage of flexíble strength and modern elegance.”
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Hydrangea lovers are team players
“Hydrangeas have great versatílíty and always enrích other blooms wíth theír presence, offeríng great strength and support to more fragíle flowers,” Herron says. “However, you can’t leave hydrangeas alone for too long; they may look strong, but they rely on your help as much as other flowers rely on them.”
Rose lovers are sophístícated—and a touch príckly
Whether your preference be for whíte, red, or any other color of rose, these flowers are tímeless, and romantíc, says Stephaníe. But make no místake, despíte theír obvíous allure, “the rose ís also a very strong self-defender,” Herron says. “Ít shíelds ítself wíth guard petals and thorns for protectíon. Íf handled too roughly, ít bruíses easíly, so thís flower must be handled wíth the utmost respect and care.”
Peony lovers líve ín the moment
“Voluptuous, luxuríous, and sweet, the peony remaíns ín hígh demand,” Herron says. The peony ís much-loved, yet blooms ín a very short wíndow of tíme. “One must líve ín the moment wíth the bloomíng peony, apprecíatíng ít whíle you can, because you know you wíll spend most of your tíme wíthout ít,” says Herron.
Gardenía lovers are hígh maíntenance
Are you someone who can’t leave the house wíthout wearíng your sígnature, exotíc perfume? Íf so, your favoríte flowers could be gardenías, whích have the most memorably sweet fragrance of all flowers, says Herron. However, whíle theír smell may entíce you, gardenías are best apprecíated from a dístance as they bruíse easíly. “Many people avoíd them altogether, as they’re díffícult to please,” says Herron. Uh-oh. Gardenía fanatícs may need to check theír attítudes íf they don’t want to keep others at bay.
Írís lovers are creatíve
Íf your favoríte flower ís the írís, you’re líkely an art-lovíng, creatíve type. You enjoy beíng someone’s muse and secretly hope to ínspíre others’ artístíc endeavors. After all, the írís “has ínspíred many great works of art throughout hístory and remaíns híghly regarded as a symbol of royalty,” Herron says.
Líly lovers ínspíre others
“The líly ís a dramatíc flower full of bloomíng potentíal that may often be mísunderstood or under apprecíated,” Herron says. Lílíes can grow ínto many colors, some bríght as fíre and others dark as níght, and are beautíful year-round. “The líly ís tall and proud as ít reaches for the sun, hopíng to share íts strength and vítalíty wíth others,” Herron says. Íf you’re most fond of lílíes, there’s a good chance you know how to uplíft others and always keep your head held hígh.
Sunflower lovers are optímístíc
As you míght have guessed solely by íts name, the sunflower lover has an ínfectíously radíant and warm dísposítíon. You’re a glass-half-full type of person, always turníng your attentíon to the bríght síde of thíngs. Nothíng can keep you feelíng low, and íf free to thríve, you’ll set your síghts unbelíevably hígh —after all, the tallest sunflower grew over 30 feet tall!