Last updated on May 22nd, 2023 at 03:45 pm

The existence of the Smeraldo flower is unknown, and many people believe it is fictitious. Smeraldo flower means ”emerald” in Italian. Some literature experts believe that Smeraldo signifies the book ‘‘the emerald city of oz’: written by American Author L. Frank Baum. It is the sequel to ”Wizard of oz.”

It is believed that this flower bloomed in the city of La Citta Di Smeraldo. This city was located in Northern Italy during medieval times. An epidemic of the Black Death affected Europe very badly between 1347 and 1400 AD. This delicate flower was believed to not survive then and became extinct.

What does the Smeraldo flower symbolize?

The Smeraldo flower symbolizes the softer emotions available in human nature. Researchers of mythology and other literature believe that the Smeraldo flower’s meaning is ‘’sincerity that could not be delivered’’. The world is full of sins today, and the virtue of sincerity, love, and loyalty are vanishing daily. 

Meaning of the Smeraldo flower colors

Blue and White color

The Korean pop sensation group BTS released a slow ballad, ”The Truth Untold”, based on this old Italian folk story. This song was released on May 18, 2018. The song was written from the viewpoint of the guy and his pain in being unable to express his love. We should tell our loved ones how much we love them. Else like the Smeraldo flower, it too will wither. Smeraldo flower meaning might signify sincerity and loyalty; however, expression of that love too is necessary.

This song is a part of the album ”Love Yourself: Tear”, which has two other songs along with this tale. The American DJ Steve Aoki sang this song. He is not a regular member of the BTS band. This is the second project in which Aoki and the Korean boyband have produced music together.

Interesting facts about the Smeraldo flowers

There is a fable associated with the Smeraldo flower meaning. It is believed that William Ashbless first wrote this fable. The fable depicts a love story sometime in the 15-16th century AD. Ashbless used to write fables on cards, and Ashbless cards were a rage in Europe in those days. However, unfortunately, since the Ashbless family lost the power battle to other nobles, the family lost its reputation.

It is believed that there was a man who was a love child of a duke and the daughter of a gardener. The gardener’s daughter died during childbirth, and the duke could not care for the child due to societal pressure. Duke’s wife wanted to kill the love child, but destiny saved it. 

After the child grew up, he took the family’s occupation and became a gardener. He used to grow beautiful flowers in his garden but seldom talked to anyone. He felt so abandoned that he loved to live alone in a castle. He used to hide his face in a mask because he thought he looked very ugly.

He did not have any friends, and he did not open his heart to anyone. Due to the hatred and abandonment he had received in his life; he had become extremely resentful.

One day he found that someone had stolen all his flowers. Enraged, he decided to catch hold of the thief and punish him. Then he realizes the thief is a woman, and she steals the flowers at night when he is in a deep sleep.

He started guarding the flowers at night and one day followed the thief. He wore a cloak to hide. He discovered she was very poor, and she made a living by selling those flowers. The man was filled with kindness and decided to help the woman.

He first thought of teaching the woman all the methods of growing flowers so she could do it herself and earn her living. However, due to his self-pity, he was hesitant to approach her.

He decided to create such a great species of flower which no one had ever seen. He wanted the girl to sell that flower and make more money. He spent more than a week breeding many species and finally came up with this special flower known as Smeraldo.

He filled his entire garden with the seeds of that flower, and eventually, the garden was full of bloom with this special flower. But the girl never turned up. Later the man found out that the girl had died. Along with the girl’s death, the man lost interest in growing the Smeraldo flower, which became extinct.

This story not only tells us a tale of eternal love but also about something else. In Italian it says ‘’non-potevo dire la verità.’’ This story teaches us to show the world our true selves. The Italian proverb means ‘’The truth that could not be told.’’

The real Smeraldo flower is that we should not hide our talents. If we are good gardeners, we should be proud of it. We should not be ashamed of the looks we got from nature or our parents’ genes. We should not hide our faces in a mask, thinking we are ugly and no one will love us.

True love does not look at the beauty on the surface. True love is skin deep. If someone loves us truly, they will accept us the way we are. Love cannot be defined by the color of our skin, the shape of our eyes, ears, or lips, or the color of our eyeballs and hair. True love is the feeling which connects two souls. It is divine, and we should respect true love. If God has given us the gift of true love, we should cherish it.

Best time to gift Smeraldo flowers

Although these flowers do not exist, some flower shops sell handmade Smeraldo flowers that are perfect for gifting to your loved ones or anyone who is a fan of BTS.


The Smeraldo flower symbolized all softer emotions and could not take it. Hence, it got extinct from the face of the earth.

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