5 Chinese New Year Flowers and Their Meaning

1) CocksComb (the red flower on the above photo)
Beautiful wavy, velvety flowers of the Cockscomb is such a delightful sight. With Red blooms which represent good wishes, these potted plants are usually bought in pairs and placed at doorways or gates, representing double happiness and bliss for the family and home. ~ SOURCE

2) Phoenix Tail - Celosia (the yellow flower on the above photo)
The chinese name is Feng Wei which translated is Phoenix Tail. Celosia is its botanical name. Usually come in yellow and red, they look like a tail. This flower represents harmony and good fortune. ~ SOURCE

3) Hydrangea
A symbol expressing love, gratitude, and enlightenment. It is said that the observer can easily get lost in it's abundance of beautiful petals, and thus gets lost in one's own thoughts – propitiating higher thought and reaching enlightenment. Due to it's versatility, and beauty, the hydrangea makes an excellent thank you gift to an unsung hero in our lives. ~ SOURCE

4) Chrysanthemum:
Excellent when presented as a gift to someone, the Chrysanthemum signifies a life of ease. Buddhists are fond of using this flower as offerings on alters. Symbolic of powerful Yang energy, this flower is an attractant of good luck in the home. ~ SOURCE

5) Meaning of Lotus:

Buddhist's all over the world recognize this Lotus as signifying the holy seat of the Buddha. To the Chinese it symbolizes ultimate purity and perfection because it rises untainted and beautiful from the mud. Every part of the plant, from roots to petals can be put to good use and has medicinal properties. As such, the plant as a whole, conveys deep significance. Esoterically, it represents inward emptying and outward splendor and this conveys the true nature of reality according to the Buddhist philosophy. ~ SOURCE


  1. very educational post... lovely photos too :)


  2. thanks for joining us with this lovely flowers :)

  3. Thanks for the all the significant meanings behind these must haves for the Chinese New Year.

  4. beautiful photos and really nice to read the information you provided too

  5. Love your gorgeous photos especially of the hydrangeas!! They have got to be one of my favorite flowers!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Miss Bloomers