Yellow Flower Meaning & Symbolism + Types & When to Give Them

Bouquet of Yellow Flowers
Photo: Creaflor.

Yellow flower symbolism and meanings include joy, hope, optimism, good luck, inspiration, imagination, friendship, good fortune, and other positive traits. In this post, we’ll explore the symbolism and meaning of yellow flowers as well as the best occasions to give them.

Types of Flowers that Are Yellow

Before we go into detail on yellow flower meanings, I thought you might be interested in a list of some of the types of flowers that come in yellow or mainly yellow hues. Here they are:

What do yellow flowers symbolize?

Yello Lilies

The color yellow has many positive associations. To begin, yellow is associated with the sun, which brings light, positive energy, and warmth to the world. While all plants get energy from the sun, yellow flowers in particular seem to embody its positive traits.

Here is a more detailed list of what yellow flowers symbolize:

  • Joy
  • Happiness
  • Optimism
  • Hope
  • Good luck
  • Good fortune
  • Wealth
  • Gut instincts
  • Ideas
  • Imagination
  • Inspiration
  • Friendship
  • Hope
  • Summer
  • Sunshine

One thing to note is that different yellow flowers have their own set of meanings. For more details on some of them, just click on the flower names with links listed above.

Yellow Flower Symbolism: Joy

Yellow Jasmine

Because yellow flowers symbolize joy, hope, and optimism, they make great gifts for people whose spirits you want to lift. In addition, they bring happy energy to gardens and indoor flowerpots.

Yellow Flower Meaning: Good Fortune

Yellow is also the color of gold. So, yellow flower symbolism also includes good fortune, wealth, and prosperity. For example, in some African cultures, yellow symbolizes affluence and status.1

Trusting Your Instincts

In addition to its association with gold and prosperity, yellow symbolizes the third chakra, or energy center, in the body. Called the solar plexus chakra, or Manipura in Sanskrit, the yellow chakra governs your gut instincts, courage, and willpower. In fact, in Japan, yellow symbolizes bravery.2

So, by association, yellow flowers symbolize courage, instincts, and willpower. Thus, they make great gifts for those who need a boost of confidence, are going through a challenging time, or are embarking on a new adventure. In the home or garden, yellow flowers are also positive symbols to remind you that you have more strength and power than you think you do!

In addition, yellow flowers and their essential oils can be used when you are working on opening or tuning up your solar plexus chakra.

Imagination and Bright Ideas

Yellow Cosmos

Yellow flower meaning also represents bright ideas – like a lightbulb moment – as well as inspiration, and imagination. In this way, they are associated with angel numbers 911 and 777 meaning, which both have similar associations. So, yellow flowers make great gifts for artists and for yourself to spark your creativity.

Finally, yellow flowers symbolize one of the greatest gifts in life, which is friendship. Any day of the week is the perfect time to show a friend you care and appreciate them being a part of your life.

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Kristen M. Stanton

Hello. Thanks for visiting UniGuide. My name is Kristen and I started UniGuide as a tribute to nature, animals, and spiritual exploration. I hope you enjoy your experience here!