Flowers are a great way to express how we feel and transfer some of our hidden emotions towards a specific person. Every flower has a symbolic that lasts for centuries and people use them to show off emotions, attraction, gratefulness, or sadness and grief.
Have you are thought that our lives would be so colorless, boring, and meaningless without flowers? Some of us find it difficult to say with words what we feel, as our hearts beat in a unique way that is impossible to describe.
Flowers are suitable for any occasion – birthday, Valentine’s Day, baby shower, engagement, wedding, but you can take a bouquet of flowers to funerals or cemeteries too.
Jasmine flower wears strong symbolic and meaning, so if you want to know more about it, we are offering you a perfect opportunity to find out some secrets about this beautiful flower.
What Is The Meaning of Jasmine Flower?
The main meanings of Jasmine flower are:
• Good luck.
Jasmine has been always considered as a symbol of eternal beauty. If you see a woman wearing a Jasmine flower in her hair, that is an obvious sign that she wants to attract some attention in her direction as Jasmine flower stimulates men. Not only that Jasmine flower is beautiful, but it has a perfect scent that makes a lady wearing it even more provocative. Jasmine is a sensual flower that guarantees a woman she will be noticed and that she will seem attractive and appealing to her man. It will also send a special message to her potential partner – I want you to notice me and make me important in your life. Artists also used Jasmine flower as they compared its beauty to the beauty of a woman.
Another meaning of Jasmine flower is love and affection but in a more gentle way. Jasmine flower’s scent will remind anyone of how special he/she is and it will send a strong message of how much that person means to you. If you are in a long-term relationship or a marriage, Jasmine flower is a perfect way to tell your spouse that your love will last many years ahead.
Gorgeous Jasmine flower wears a meaning of innocence and purity within. That is why people use it to decorate their ceremonies that celebrate innocence, baptism ceremonies, weddings, or kids’ birthdays. The reason why people believe Jasmine means innocence and purity is that it has gentle and beautifully colored petals, so these features complement the two mentioned virtues.
Some cultures consider Jasmine flower as a symbol of luck. People who want to bring and attract happiness in their lives wear Jasmine flower in their pockets or somewhere close to the skin. This meaning of Jasmine flower as a symbol of good fortune and positive energy is widespread and many people decorate their homes with it in order to open the gates to joy and happiness with it.
The Etymology of Jasmine Flower
Jasmine is named after the Persian word Yasmin, which means “the gift from God”. That is why people of that time through that Jasmine is really the gift from God and respected it deeply. Another origin of the name Jasmine comes from Arabic words – ysmin/yzmin, which signifies a scented flower. The Arabian names Jasmine (female) and Jasmin (male) originate from the name of this flower. People believed that parents would give this name to their children in order to make them gentle, sophisticated, beautiful, and elegant – such as this flower. Jasmin flower (Jasminium) comes from the Oleaceae family of flowers.
Even though there are more than 200 species of Jasmine flower, Jasmine Officinale is the most common Jasmine flower. Jasmines grow mostly in tropical and sub-tropical climates.
The Symbolism of Jasmine Flower
Jasmine flower has been famous for thousands of years now, as this magnificent flower captured the attention of people from Orient to people of Mediterranean. Since then, Jasmine flower carries numerous symbolic meanings and people of many cultures grow different beliefs about this flower. Jasmine flower is a symbol of sensual fragrances, sweetness, elegance, romance, and tenderness. Its sweet aroma catches the attention easily and that is the main reason why so many perfumes are made of Jasmine flower.
Countries of origin of Jasmine Himalayas flower are Tibet and western China. People from China, Egypt, and Persia wrote a lot about it, as Jasmine trees and flowers decorated royal palaces in Asian kingdom. Chinese appreciated Jasmine flower deeply and they traded it along the Silk Road.
First Jasmine came to Europe in the sixteenth century. Famous Portuguese sailor, Vasco de Gama, brought it from India to Europe and from that moment Jasmine flowers overflew European gardens, same as they do now.
The Indians and western cultures see Jasmine flower as a symbol or purity. Jasmine flower is often associated with adoring the scented hair of a woman, especially in the countries of Southeast Asia. The Indians believe Jasmine flower symbolizes their God – Vishnu, and use the flower in religious rituals in order to express a pure wish for spirituality and purity. Jasmine flower has one more meaning among people of India and it symbolizes forbidden love on earth. It is believed the Indian God – Kama (God of love) wore Jasmine flowers with his arrows.
The Chinese believe Jasmine symbolizes women – their gratitude, delicacy, femininity, kindness, and softness. Jasmine flower also attracts wealth and romance, but has medical purposes too, as people drank tea of Jasmine in order to prevent cancer and other diseases.
The Persians care a lot about scents and fragrances. That is why they used Jasmine flowers to decorate their ceremonies and gathering – so that the flower makes everything beautifully scented. Even the Egyptian emperor – Cleopatra used Jasmine flowers. She actually put Jasmine flowers into the oil, so that she rubbed the oil into her skin to smell fiercely. Shakespeare wrote about Cleopatra and Mark Antony and their first meeting, as Cleopatra left a strong impression with her dressing and the beautiful smell of jasmine oil.
The Philippines proclaimed Jasmine a national flower as this flower symbolizes religion and dedication. They also believe Jasmine flowers are an important part of wedding decorations, especially on the island of Java. Pakistan and Hawaii also proclaimed Jasmine as their national flower. People from Thailand believe Jasmine symbolizes maternity, while they are a sign of love among the people from Tunisia.
Jasmine Flower – Color and Meaning
Some flowers come in only one color, but Jasmine is not one of them. As each color carries a specific meaning, it would be much easier to express your emotions through the right color of Jasmine flower.
Jasmine flower comes in white, pink, blue, orange, yellow, purple, and red color.
White Jasmine flower is probably the most common and most famous one. When you mention Jasmine, everybody will instantly think of a white flower. Many artists and poets described white Jasmine flower in their works of art as a symbol of innocence, virginity, purity, honesty, and perfection. That is why white Jasmine flowers ornament weddings, baptisms, engagements, first birthdays, and other happy events that wear meaning of pureness and innocence. If you want to show someone respect, appreciation, and show that you have a high opinion of that person, you can’t make a mistake with white Jasmine flower.
What is the best way to show love, romance, and affection towards someone than by gifting a pink Jasmine flower? A pink variant of Jasmine flower represents feminine energy, gentle touch, pure soul, a beauty of the body and charm of the spirit. Pink Jasmine flower might be the best way to express attraction towards a beautiful woman and invite her to get to know you better, so you can show off something more about yourself. Gifting a pink Jasmine flower will give her a sign that you are well aware of her beauty but also her other qualities and move up to another level.
Gifting someone a blue Jasmine flower will send a message of honesty and trust. If you have a deep and strong bond with a family member, a friend, or a partner, then you would want to show that person that you have trust in him/her and that you are loyal to your relationship. Blue Jasmine flower might also send a message that you are (if you are a female) ready to give over your heart to a special someone and hand them the keys that lead both of you in a paradise – marriage.
Orange Jasmine is a vibrant reminder that happiness, joy, passion, and love all around us even in the tiniest things. If you want to cheer up someone you love or bring in some positivity in your home, buy a bouquet of orange Jasmines. On the other side, orange Jasmine flower is a great way to wish someone a happy start, as this flower symbolizes optimism and good luck. Orange Jasmine flower generally represents high motivation, support, and strong impulse to do better and feel better about yourself and about life.
If you maybe like yellow color better, but still want to express happiness and optimism, yellow Jasmine flower will do a great job too. Yellow Jasmine color takes the second place, just right to a white one, by its familiarity among people. It will take in joy in any surrounding and make you feel great and motivated to get to an end with daily tasks.
If someone close to your heart is going through a tough period, it would be nice to gift them a yellow Jasmine flower, so that it reminds them there is a way out of the gray zone. Beat melancholy, sadness, or problems, with bright and positive yellow flower and bring in good luck and fortune to all areas of life. Just imagine an idyllic picture of you and your family on a Sunday lunch with a couple of yellow Jasmine flowers in the house – everything we all dream about.
If you want to leave a strong impression and gift something unique, then purple Jasmine flower is the best choice. Purple is a color of royalty, nobility, extravagance, and everything that is not ordinary. Everyone who is open-minded, extroverted, a bit different will appreciate purple Jasmine flower a lot. Sometimes it is a bit hard to show someone how much that person is special to us and that there is no one else like them in this world, but purple Jasmine will say it all, and much more.
Red Jasmine flower is linked to passion and love of any kind. Gift a bouquet of red Jasmine flowers to a partner, a friend, or a family member to show how much you love them.
However, red is mostly related to romantic love, so red Jasmine is a perfect gift to someone you are in love with. People tend to buy roses as a gift for Valentine’s Day, but red Jasmine flower might be a much better choice here. If your lady loves fragrances and her heart is gentle, but a bit wild at the same time, you will enchant her with red Jasmine flowers.
Botanical Characteristics of Jasmine Flower
Jasmine Officinalis is a tropical garden plant grown in warm regions, but you can also grow it inside when it is winter. Jasmine bushes are lovable decoration for balconies and terraces, especially if you decorate them for special occasions. This beautiful flower is easy to grow and it blossoms over almost all year, which gives you an extra reason to add Jasmine flower to your garden.
Jasmine flowers love sunny places, as their bright colors bathe in sunshine. If you plant Jasmine flower in a half-shade, you will notice that its branches grow towards light and elongate.
The optimal temperature for extraordinary Jasmine flower goes from 15 to 30 degrees. Jasmine tolerates sun and high temperatures, so don’t be afraid that they will get burn even when it is boiling hot outside. If you live in a warmer region, you can leave your Jasmine flowers outside, but if you live in the continental area make sure to transfer them to a room.
However, Jasmine flowers like natural warm temperatures, so if you grow them inside make sure that the temperature doesn’t exceed 15 degrees. When the spring comes, take back your Jasmines outside so that they adapt to sunlight again, but do this gradually so the plants don’t experience stress. Jasmine flowers also tolerate salty substrates.
When you notice the earth underneath them gets dry, make sure to water it, as Jasmine flowers might bubble up out of dry ground. Still, Jasmine flowers tolerate dry grounds in the winter, but don’t let it get dry completely. Excessive watering causes rot of Jasmine flowers, so if you overwatered it, empty the pad and wring out the excessive water. If you want to increase the humidity of your plants, put them on stones that are in the water, but make sure the pot doesn’t touch the water. Jasmine flowers enjoy watering with lukewarm water without limestone.
It would be great to add some fertilizer containing more nitrogen to your Jasmine flowers at the end of February and in March. Water the plants once a week when they go through the vegetation period and add some water-soluble fertilizer so that the green parts of Jasmine grow better. As Jasmine is a crawler plant, plant it in a place where it will have support and tie it additionally when it starts growing. Grid or a branch will do the right job and the Jasmine branches will climb them up. How do you know when it is the right time to transplant Jasmine? Once you notice that roots of your Jasmine flowers start emerging from the potholes, that is the right time to take them to better ambient.
Prune your Jasmine flower’s branches in the spring. Removing dead branches and dry flowers regularly will make Jasmine grow better. Repeat semi-cutting in August, until when Jasmine will grow new branches and flowers. After the cutting, sink your Jasmine flowers into 32-degrees water, but be careful, as Jasmine flowers leak irritating juice and milk. In order to prevent skin irritations, spray the flowers with a hormone of woody plants and place them in sterile sand. Make sure the temperature of the sand is above 22 degrees, as these will provide the best conditions for growing new sprouts in a few weeks.
In order to provide your Jasmine flowers enough space to grow, keep them at least eight feet apart. Jasmine shrubs grow up to 15 inches in width and they grow up to 24 inches in height each year.
Jasmine Flower – Fun Facts
Jasmine has a pretty simple leaf shape – trifoliate or pinnate that develop up to 2 and a half inches in length, while its flowers have an oval shape and are shiny and tubular containing 9 petals.
Jasmine fragrant oil makes your skin perfectly scented and it is made of benzyl acetate, benzoate, jasmine, terpineol, several types of alcohol, Linalool, and a couple of other components. Two most common types of Jasmine flowers used for oil production are Jasminum officinale and Grandiflora.
However, they are also used in the production of cosmetics (shampoos, soaps, creams) and making fragrances.
Jasminum sambac is a specific type of Jasmine flower grown in Hawaii.
Gelsemium sempervirens – an ingredient of Carolina Jasmine is fragrant but extremely poisonous, even though chemists use it for production of sedatives.
Wild Jasmines live up to 20 years.
Jasmine gives off the strongest fragrance in the evening after the sun has set.
Jasmine is one of the flowers that produce fruits – black berries.
The Chinese believe Jasmine has medicinal properties – antibacterial, anti-tumor, and antiviral.
Jasmine is a symbol of the female reproductive system in Ayurvedic medicine. They also use it to release the tension, lessen up with PMS, soothe headaches and migraines and calms down the nerves. As Jasmine flowers have anti-spasmodic properties, these flowers can lessen uterine cramps during cycles and childbirth.
Some people believe Jasmine helps with inflammations and that it cures a sore throat. Jasmine is also used in aromatherapies, as it is believed to calm the emotions down, but as an aphrodisiac too.
Jasmine flower helps us make better decisions and realize the power of love. It doesn’t matter what are the circumstances – it is always the right time to show someone how much you love them and Jasmine flower is there to help you with the expression.
If you, on the other side, want to show affection and initiate new things and show off you want a deeper connection with someone, gift them a bouquet of Jasmine flowers. Jasmine flower will revitalize and restore your energy level and help you gain back balance over your life by focusing on love and positive and optimistic things.