Learn about Chinese Flowers and Their Meanings

Chinese flowers are a recurring theme in Chinese art and poetry. Learn the importance of flowers in Chinese culture along with symbolism and taboos associated with some Chinese flowers.

Chinese culture has several flowers that represent the four seasons:

  • Spring: iris, magnolia
  • Summer: peony, lotus
  • Autumn: chrysanthemum
  • Winter: plum, bamboo

Chinese Culture has several flowers that represent the Months:

  • Second lunar month: apricot
  • Third lunar month: peach blossom
  • Sixth lunar month: lotus
  • Eighth lunar month: cinnamon blossom
  • Ninth lunar month: chrysanthemum

Some Flower Colors Have Special Meanings:

  • Pink and Red: celebration, good luck and happiness
  • White: death and ghosts

There are several popular Chinese flowers. Their symbolism is often based on similar pronunciations of Chinese words.

  • Chrysanthemum (菊, )
  • Hibiscus 芙蓉, fúróng)
  • Iris (鳶尾, yuānwěi)
  • Lily (百合, Bǎi hé)
  • Lotus (蓮花, lián huā, 荷花, hé huā)
  • Magnolia (木蘭, mù lán)
  • Narcissus (水仙, shuǐ xiān)
  • Orchid (蘭, lán)
  • Peony (牡丹, mǔ dān):

Related article:
The Symbolic Meanings of Flowers in China
Chinese flower names

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