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Geranium meaning and symbolism

Geranium meaning and symbolism

Geranium is a well-known and popular flower that we see, among others, in gardens, terraces, or balconies. But what does geranium mean?
The geranium is a fragrant plant ideal for both the balcony and the garden. Its long flowering vines evoke romantic associations, and this is hardly surprising. Find out how to water, propagate and store geraniums so that you can enjoy them for as long as possible.

Geranium meaning and symbolism

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Geraniums: characteristics and varieties

Although their garden varieties are also trendy, pelargoniums are not dethroned queens of Polish balconies. These ornamental flowers came to Europe in the nineteenth century and arrived as far as Africa. Geraniums’ variety can differ significantly in appearance.

They may also have minimally different needs, although it is generally believed that they adapt well to the conditions we provide them with. Tiny flowers are usually red, pink, purple, or white shades. They grow in dense clusters up to 10 cm across. The leaves are light green and usually have serrated edges.

Over the years, different meanings of these flowers have developed in communities and cultures. Some types or colors even contradict each other, symbolizing different behaviors or circumstances.

Geranium meaning and symbolism

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What does the Geranium flower mean?

  • Planned meeting
  • Unexpected meeting
  • Wedding gift
  • Melancholy
  • Ingenuity
  • Friendship
  • Madness/foolishness
  • Elegance
Geranium meaning and symbolism

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The meaning of Geranium colors

There is no rule for the color of a white flower, as it is a neutral message that you will send. The color white usually symbolizes purity, innocence, and spirituality and is often used in wedding ceremonies. With that in mind, a white geranium flower can be used as a gift for someone special to you in any way, and you want to let that person know how much they mean to you. It can also be helpful to plant white flowers in your garden, as they have been used to repel snakes and keep them away from your home. This way, you get a good and beautiful flower simultaneously.

Red has always been associated with love, romance, and passion. A red geranium flower can also make an excellent gift for someone. Since it is usually gifted as a potted plant, you won’t send someone an inappropriate message, no matter your relationship with them.
The color pink symbolizes romance, love, and attachment. For this reason, pink geraniums have been used as ingredients in love potions and, according to stories, have a potent effect.

Whether this is true or not, pink geraniums are certainly beautiful as a gift for your loved one.
The color purple symbolizes royalty and nobility. This flower can be used as a gift for almost anyone or even make your balcony brighter and more colorful. You can also find purple in combination with the color white.

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