What Flowers Symbolize in Chinese Art



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Encourages action, motion, courage and passion. Apple trees symbolize magic, youth, beauty and happiness. The apple has long been associated with the symbolism of immortality.


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Enhance the 'growing chi' of your health, wealth, and romance when you display bamboo! Bamboo represents growth of life, wealth, strengthens healthy chi and gives strength to any situation.





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A symbol for harmony, peace and balance between nature, man and soul.

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Symbolizes new beginnings and rebirth. A symbol of Life. The Feng Shui element of Wood will bring wealth, luck, health and longevity. Represents thriving family relationships and positive development. Also the symbol of feminine beauty and represents the feminine principle and love.



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Symbolizes hope, joy, loyalty and long life. A white chrysanthemum symbolizes abundance, wealth, cheerfulness, loyalty, innocence, optimism, truth and that your love is pure you shall remain loyal. Red represents hope, rest, wonderful friendship and love. Yellow ones symbolize slighted love.

  • A very fascinating fact about chrysanthemum is linked to Japan. In 400 AD Buddhist monks were responsible for bringing chrysanthemum to Japan. Such was the admiration for the flower, that the emperors' thrones were made using chrysanthemums. Japan still celebrates chrysanthemum as a symbol of royalty and honor during the Festival of Happiness. Exhibitions for celebrating this enchanting flower are held. Its beauty has managed to create an impact which will remain forever. In China, chrysanthemum flower is used for medicinal purposes. It is supposed to bring life and vitality.




Is symbolic of prudence.

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The symbolic meaning is defense, domestic happiness and forecast. Medieval monks called the holly the Holy Tree and believed holly would keep away evil spirits and protect their homes from lightening.





If you are seeking a perfect partner, place a Lotus in your romance area to symbolize a perfect union. The meaning of a lotus flower ranges from divine purity and enlightenment, as in Buddhism, wealth, as in Hinduism, to rebirth, as in the ancient Egyptian religion. Many of the ancient meanings are still in use today.

  • Ancient Egypt - The Egyptians used the lotus to symbolize the sun
    and rebirth and it was also a symbol of Upper Egypt. There are three creation legends that share similarities, in which the lotus's symbolism is expressed. In one creation legend, the sun rose out of a lotus that had grown from a watery chaos. The next legend, which originated from Heliopolis, states that from the infinite ocean Nun, a lotus rose along with dirt mound. The lotus bloomed revealing the sun-god Atum. The third legend, which comes from Hermopolis, differs from the second legend only by saying Ra came from the lotus. In writing, the lotus was used to represent numbers. One lotus meant 1,000, while a bush with two lotus flowers meant 2,000.


  • Buddhism - In Buddhism, lotus flowers mean purity of speech, mind and body rising above the waters of desire and attachment. The lotus is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols. Different colors of lotus are symbolically used to represent aspects of perfection. There are four colors, which are pink, blue, red and white. Red represents the heart--its purity, original nature, compassion, passion, love and other qualities. White symbolizes spiritual perfection and complete mental purity. Pink represents the Buddha and is the supreme lotus. Blue means wisdom, knowledge and victory over the senses.


  • Hinduism - Lotuses in Hinduism symbolize prosperity, beauty, fertility, eternity and eternal youth. Like Buddhism, it also means purity and divinity. A lotus is often used analogously for how people should live. One book that does this is the Bhagavad Gita at 5.10, where it states: "One who performs his duty without attachment, surrendering the results unto the Supreme Lord, is unaffected by sinful action, as the lotus leaf is untouched by water." Lotuses are also used to represent chakras, or the body's energy centers.


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Symbolizes innocence, eternal love, marriage and fruitfulness. It is traditionally associated with good fortune.

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Inspires purity and simplicity. Symbolizes love, beauty, refinement, many children, fertility, thoughtfulness and mature charm.

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Symbolizes blooming love, an active social life and enhances your romance luck. Represents sharing of the immortal spirit.

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The Flower of Love and Happiness! Ideal for your Love Sector, or in the living room to impart a warm and loving vibe for your family and friends.



Symbolizes creativity, life, longevity and immortality. Frequently shown with the Imperial Crane.

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Symbolizes new beginnings, robust health, beauty, and longevity. Will bring confidence, happiness, determination, stability and luck to situations. Attracts positive energy and represents good things to come.

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Represent the loyalty and faith between lovers.

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Called "Purple Vine" in China. In one cluster, the petals shade harmoniously from the strong, dark purple tip to the soft, light pink at the open base. Wisteria symbolizes playfulness and adventure.