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Sunday - July 27, 2014

From: Los Angeles, CA
Region: California
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Title: What do a bouquet red and yellow flowers mean?
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

I just need a question answered, sorry if it's not what you guys answer but what do red and yellow flowers together mean? I mean like a bouquet of yellow and red roses mixed together, not red and yellow on a flower, but mixed colored flowers together. Thank you.

ANSWER:

Well, you are absolutely right.   This is not the sort of question we usually answer.  In fact, I can't even find a subject category to put it in.  However, here are three sites that I found by googling "flower colors meanings" and there are many more sites with interpretations of flower color meanings using the search terms above:

The Color of Flowers:  The symbolism of flower colors is steeped in tradition

Flower Color Symbolism

The Meaning Behind Flower Colors

If someone sent you a bouquet of red and yellow flowers, it would seem to be a very positive message conveying love and happiness judging from the interpretations from the above sites.  Or, perhaps it means that whoever sent you the bouquet likes the colors red and yellow and didn't even consider the symbolism involved.   I think perhaps it would be a good idea to ask the giver of the bouquet if there is a particular meaning behind the colors chosen for the bouquet.

 

 

 

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