Flowers and Their Meanings

You already know that sending a beautiful bouquet of fresh and vibrant flowers is a wonderful way to express your sweetest sentiments. But did you also know that each flower has a special meaning and representation? Below is a list of over two hundred flowers and their meanings that we compiled from The Old Farmer's Almanac, Society of American Florists, and LanguageofFlowers.com to help you find exactly what you want to convey before sending your next floral arrangement.

Acacia (rose or white)

- elegance

Acacia (yellow)

- secret love

Acanthus

- the arts

Adonis

- sorrowful remembrance

Alstroemeria

- aspiring

Althaea Frutex

- consumed by love

Alyssum (sweet)

- worth beyond beauty

Amaryllis

- dramatic

Anemone

- unfading love

Angelica

- inspiration

Apple Blossom

- promise

Asphodel

- my regrets follow you to the grave

Aster

- contentment

Azalea

- abundance, temperance

Babyís Breath

- festivity, pure of heart

Bachelorís Buttons

- delicacy

Balsam (red)

- impatient resolves

Balsam (yellow)

- impatient

Begonia

- deep thoughts

Bells of Ireland

- good luck

Betony

- surprise

Black-Eyed Susan

- encouragement, justice

Blackthorn

- difficulty

Bluebell

- constancy

Bramble

- remorse

Broom

- humility

Buttercup

- desire for riches, ingratitude

Butterfly Weed

- let me go

Calycanthus

- benevolence

Camellia

- graciousness

Candytuft

- indifference

Canterbury Bell

- constancy

Cardinal Flower

- distinction

Carnation (pink)

- I will never forget you, gratitude

Carnation (red)

- flashy

Carnation (striped)

- refusal

Carnation (white)

- endearment, remembrance

Carnation (yellow)

- cheerful

Celandine

- joys to come

Centaury

- delicacy

Chamomile

- patience

Cherry Blossom

- beauty, spirituality

Chrysanthemum (bronze)

- excitement

Chrysanthemum (white)

- truth

Chrysanthemum (red)

- sharing

Chrysanthemum (yellow)

- secret admirer, sighted love

Cinquefoil

- beloved daughter, maternal affection

Coltsfoot

- justice shall be done

Columbine (purple)

- resolved to win

Columbine (red)

- anxious, trembling

Coreopsis

- always cheerful

Coriander

- hidden worth

Cornel

- durability

Cosmos

- peaceful

Crocus (saffron)

- mirth

Crocus (spring)

- youthful gladness

Crown Imperial

- majesty, power

Cyclamen

- diffidence

Cypress

- death, mourning

Daffodil

- chivalry, regard

Dahlia

- dignity

Daisy (general)

- innocence, hope

Daisy (Michaelmas)

- farewell

Daisy (parti-colored)

- beauty

Delphinium

- boldness

Dittany of Crete

- birth

Dittany of Crete (white)

- passion

Dogbane

- falsehood

Elder

- zealousness

Endive

- frugality

Fern

- sincerity

Fir

- elevation

Foxglove

- a wish

Freesia

- spirited

Forget-me-not

- remember me forever

Gardenia

- joy

Geranium (craneís bill)

- envy

Geranium (dark)

- melancholy

Geranium (scarlet)

- comforting

Geranium (yellow)

- ingratitude

Gillyflower

- bonds of affection, lasting beauty

Gladiolus

- strength of character

Goldenrod

- encouragement

Harebell

- grief, submission

Hawkweed

- quick sightedness

Hawthorn

- hope

Heather

- solitude

Helenium

- tears

Heliotrope

- devotion, faithfulness

Hibiscus

- delicate beauty, sweet disposition

Holly

- domestic happiness, hope

Hollyhock

- ambition

Honesty

- honesty, sincerity

Honey flower

- love sweet and secret

Honeysuckle

- bonds of love

Honeysuckle (French)

- rustic beauty

Honeysuckle (wild)

- inconsistency

Horse Chestnut

- luxury

Houstonia

- content

Hyacinth (general)

- play, sport

Hyacinth (blue)

- constancy

Hyacinth (white)

- unobtrusive loveliness

Hydrangea

- perseverance

Hyssop

- cleanliness, sacrifice

Iris

- inspiration

Ivy

- fidelity, marriage

Jasmine

- gracefulness

Jasmine (Cape)

- I am too happy

Jasmine (Carolina)

- separation

Jasmine (Indian)

- attachment

Jasmine (Spanish)

- sensuality

Jasmine (white)

- amiability

Jasmine (yellow)

- elegance, grace

Jonquil

- desire for return of affection

Kingcup

- desire for wishes

Laburnum

- pensive beauty

Ladyís Slipper

- capricious beauty

Lantana

- rigor

Larkspur

- lightness

Lavender

- distrust

Lilac (purple)

- first emotions of love

Lilac (white)

- innocence, purity

Lily (Casablanca)

- celebration

Lily (Day)

- enthusiasm

Lily (Stargazer)

- ambition

Lily of the Valley

- return of happiness

Liverwort

- confidence

Lucern

- life

Lupine

- imagination

Magnolia

- dignity, love of nature

Marigold

- desire for riches, grief

Marigold (African)

- uneasiness

Marigold (French)

- jealousy

Marjoram

- happiness, joy

Mint

- virtue

Mistletoe

- I surmount all difficulties

Moonflower

- night

Morning Glory

- affection, night

Morning Glory (red)

- attachment

Mourning Bride

- unfortunate attachment

Musk Plant

- weakness

Myrtle

- emblem of marriage

Narcissus

- egotism

Nasturtium

- patriotism

Nightshade (Belladonna)

- silence

Nightshade (Woody)

- truth

Oleander

- beware

Orange Blossom

- fertility, womanís worth

Orchid

- delicate beauty, luxury, refinement

Orchid (Cattleya)

- mature charms

Orchid (Slipper)

- capricious beauty

Pansy (Heartís Ease)

- loving thoughts

Pansy (purple)

- you occupy my thoughts

Passion flower

- passion

Peony

- healing

Peony (red)

- devotion

Periwinkle (blue)

- early friendship

Periwinkle (white)

- pleasures of memory

Petunia

- resentment and anger

Pink (Dianthus)

- boldness

Pink (China)

- aversion

Pink (double Indian)

- always lovely

Pink (Mountain)

- aspiring

Pink (red)

- pure and ardent love

Pink (white)

- ingeniousness, talent

Poinsettia

- be of good cheer

Polyanthus

- pride of riches

Polyanthus (crimson)

- the heartís mystery

Polyanthus (lilac)

- confidence

Pomegranate Flower

- mature elegance

Poppy (red)

- consolation

Poppy (scarlet)

- extravagance

Poppy (white)

- my antidote

Primrose

- young love

Primrose (lilac)

- confidence

Queen Anneís Lace

- delicate femininity, regal

Ranunculus

- radiant

Rhododendron

- beware

Rose (burgundy)

- unconscious beauty

Rose (coral/peach)

- appreciation, congratulations

Rose (red)

- passionate love, desire

Rose (red & white)

- unity

Rose (white)

- purity, innocence

Rose (yellow)

- happiness

Rudbeckia

- justice

Snapdragon

- presumption

Sorrel

- affection

Southernwood

- constancy

Star of Bethlehem

- hope

Stephanotis

- good luck

Statice

- success

Stock

- bonds of affection, contentment

Sunflower (dwarf)

- adoration

Sunflower (tall)

- appreciation

Sweet Pea

- delicate pleasures

Syringa

- memory

Syringa (Carolina)

- disappointment

Trumpet Flower

- fame

Tuberose

- pleasure

Tulip (pink)

- caring

Tulip (purple)

- royalty

Tulip (red)

- declaration of love

Tulip (striped)

- beautiful eyes

Tulip (white)

- forgiveness

Tulip (yellow)

- hopelessly in love

Valerian

- readiness

Valerian (red)

- accommodating disposition

Violet (blue)

- faithfulness

Violet (yellow)

- rural happiness

Violet (white)

- innocence

Wallflower

- fidelity in adversity

Water Lily

- purity of heart

Yarrow

- good health

Zephyr Flower

- expectation

Zinnia (magenta)

- lasting affection

Zinnia (mixed)

- thoughts of absent friends

Zinnia (scarlet)

- constancy

Zinnia (yellow)

- remembrance

Zinnia (white)

- goodness

Flowers and their meaning

Use this flower meaning chart to recheck flowers & their meanings before you send flowers to someone to see that you're expressing the sentiment you truly want too.


Sources
http://www.almanac.com/content/meaning-flowers
http://aboutflowers.com/flower-a-plant-information-and-photos/meanings-of-flowers.html
http://www.languageofflowers.com/flowermeaning.htm

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