The Tulip is a classic flower of love, although it was considered more of a symbol for charity by the Victorians. The Turkish people who originally bred the flower considered it a symbol of paradise on earth, making it a part of many religious and secular poems and art pieces. Yellow tulips symbolize unrequited or spurned love. Bright red is the colour of passion and perfect love. Don’t send a bouquet of these flowers to a family member or you’ll be sending the wrong message!