The Stock flower is known to be a symbol of connecting with the world, living a happy life and contentment. The large cup-shaped blooms packed onto a tall spire draw you in at first, but it’s the spicy cinnamon and clove scent that keeps you coming back for more. It’s perfect for celebrating anything that brings you happiness, from the birth of a new family member to a housewarming party. It’s not usually considered a birth flower, but some people use it as a symbol for Taurus. Like all flowers, the colour meaning of the stock blooms changes from shade to shade. Blue and purple can express restrained joy, while the citrus coloured varieties go all out with happiness.