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Flower Symbolism: Love Lies Bleeding, Leucadendron and Pink Hydrangea

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As always, I was intuitively drawn to the flowers in this arrangement. They were not selected as a Mother’s Day arrangement, but after I research symbolism, maybe there will be a synchronicity. The flowers are love lies bleeding, Leucadendron and pink hydrangea


As the hydrangea is able to elicit such deep emotions, it symbolizes gratitude, love, and understanding.

The symbolism of the hydrangea is heartfelt and frequently symbolizes sincerity and gratitude, grace and beauty.

Pink hydrangeas are very beautiful, so it’s no wonder that they symbolize romance and deeply felt emotion. In Japan, pink hydrangeas are incredibly romantic gift.

Florist Tan Jun Yong described them as symbolizing “you are the beat of my heart”. The blushing pink petals reminded him of a beating heart, while the large size reflected the amount of love given.


In the Victorian language of flowers, Love Lies Bleeding represented hopelessness, or hopeless love.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is also a religious significance attached to Love Lies Bleeding, referring to the self-sacrifice of Jesus. I found this interesting quote, while researching the significance attached to the flower:

“The deepest teaching of Love-Lies-Bleeding is centered around the meaning of compassion and sacrifice. This realization within the soul is often called Christ consciousness, the capacity to suffer or to bleed not for ourselves but for all of humanity and for the redemption of the Earth itself.”

As its intriguing gesture suggests, the essence of Love-Lies-Bleeding speaks to the healing power of release, surrender, and sacrifice. This is a profound foundational teaching in all spiritual traditions. Perhaps it is expressed in its most archetypal truth in the picture of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. Luke describes this event, writing, “And in His anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground” (Luke 22:44). Matthew relates further, “Then he said to them, ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me…..He fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this Cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.’” (Matthew 26:38-39).


Simple beauty is one of the most popular meanings for this bloom. The blossoms are uncomplicated and have a simple appearance to them.
They are often used to convey an appreciation for simplicity in life. They may be used when someone has suffered a loss of a loved one. They may also be used after another type of loss has occurred in life.

Leucadendron can also symbolize a simple love of beauty.

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