Meaning Of Flowers



Absinth/Wormwood: Separation and Torment of Love
Acacia: Platonic Love, concealed love
Aconite/Monkshood: Misanthropy and Poisonous Words
Adams’s Needle: A Friend in Need
Adonis: Recollection of Life’s Pleasure
Almond: Virginity and Fruitfulness
Almond Blossom: Hope and Watchfulness
Aloe: Wisdom and Integrity
Allspice: Compassion
Alyssum (sweet): Worth beyond beauty
Amaranth: Fidelity
Amaranth, Globe: Unchangeable
Amaryllis: Pastoral Poetry, Pride
Ambrosia: Your Love is reciprocated
Anemone: Refusal and Abandonment, Forsaken
Apple: Symbol of Perpetual Concord
Apricot Blossom: Timid Love
Abor Vitae: True Friendship
Arbutus: Thee only do I Love
Artemesia: Symbol of Dignity
Asphodel: Languor and Regret
Aster: Daintiness, Symbol of Love
Azalea: Fragile and Ephemeral Passion


Baby’s Breath: Happiness
Bay Wreath: Reward of Merit
Begonia: Beware! I am fanciful!
Bindweed: Coquette and Busybody
Bittersweet: Truth
Blackthorn/Sloe: Difficulty and Austerity
Blue Bell: Delicacy and Humility
Bouquet of Withered Flowers: Rejected love
Burdock: Importunity and Boredom
Buttercup: Childishness


Cactus: Bravery and Endurance
Camellia: Excellence and Steadfastness
  • Camellia, red:
You’re a flame in my heart
  • Camellia, white:
You’re adorable
Camomile: Initiative and Ingenuity
Candytuft: Indifference
Canterbury Bell: Constancy and Warning
Cardinal Flower: Distinction and Splendor
Carnation: Fascination
  • Carnation Pink:
Emblem of Mother’s Day, I will never forget you
  • Carnation Purple:
Antipathy and Capriciousness
  • Carnation Red:
Admiration, my heart aches for you
  • Carnation Striped:
No, Sorry, I cannot be with you
  • Carnation White:
Pure Love, Sweet Love, Innocence
  • Carnation Yellow:
Disdain and Rejection
Cedar Leaf: I live for thee
Chestnut: Independence and Injustice
China Aster: Jealousy and After-thought
Chrysanthemum: You are a wonderful friend
  • Chrysanthemum, Red:
I love you
  • Chrysanthemum, White:
  • Chrysanthemum, Yellow:
Slighted Love
Cinnamon: Love and Beauty
Clematis: Artifice and Ingenuity
Clove: Dignity and Restraint
Clover: Fertility and Domestic Virtue
Clover, Four leafed: Symbol Of Good Luck
Clover, Five leafed: Symbol Of Bad Luck
Cockscomb/Celosia: Silliness or Foppery
Coltsfoot: Maternal Love and Care
Columbine: Cuckoldry and Deserted Love
Convolvulus: Humble Perseverance
Coreopsis: Always cheerful
Cornflower: Delicacy
Crane’s-bill/Wild Geranium: Constancy and Availability
Crocus: Youthful Gladness, Attachment, Cheerfulness
Crown Imperial: Majesty and Power
Cyclamen: Resignation Goodbye


Daffodil: Emblem of Annunciation/Regard, Unrequited love
Dahlia: Good Taste
Daisy: Gentleness, Innocence, Loyal love
Dandelion: Oracle of Time and Love, Faithfulness, Happiness
Day Lily/Hemerocallis: Emblem Of The Mother
Delphinium: Airy
Dogwood: Durability


Edelweiss: Daring Noble Courage
Eglantine: Spring Poetry
Elderberry Blossom: Humility and Kindness
Everlasting: Constancy


Fennel: Strength
Fern: Sincerity, Magic, Fascination, Confidence, Shelter
Fir: Time Evaluation
Forget-me-not: Faithful Love, Memories
Forsynthia: Anticipation
Fuchsia: Amiability


Gardenia: I love you in secret
Geranium Oak-leaf: Friendship
Geranium, Rose: Preference
Gillyflower, Pink: Bonds Of Affection
Gladiolus: Strength Of Character, I am really sincere
Gloxinia: Love at first sight
Goldenrod: Treasure And Good Fortune


Heather, Purple: Admiration, Beauty and Solitude
  • Heather, Pink:
Good Luck
  • Heather, White:
Protection From Danger
Heliotrope: Devotion, Eternal Love
Hibiscus: Delicate Beauty
Holly: Foresight
Hollyhock: Ambition and Liberality
Honeysuckle: Sweetness Of Disposition
Hyacinth: Games Sports
  • Hyacinth, purple:
I am sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow
  • Hyacinth, white:
Loveliness, I will pray for you
  • Hyacinth, yellow:
Hydrangea : Vanity, Thank you for understanding, Frigidity


Iris: Faith, Wisdom, Valor, Your Friendship means so much to me
Ivy: Friendship, Wedded love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection


Jasmine, Red: Folly and Glee
  • Jasmine, White:
Amiability and Cheerfulness
  • Jasmine, Yellow:
Timidity and Modesty
Jonquil: Violent Sympathy and Desire, Love me, Affection returned


Lady’s Slipper: Capricious Beauty
Larkspur: Open Heart
Laurel: Success and Renown
Lavender: Constancy
Lilac, Mauve: Do You Still Love Me
  • Lilac, Pink:
Youth and Acceptance
  • Lilac, White:
My First Dream Of Love
Lily, Calla: Majestic Beauty
Lily, Day: Coquetry
  • Lily, Orange:
Hatred and Disdain, Wealth, Pride
  • Lily, White:
Majesty and Purity, Virginity
Lily-Of-The-Valley: Purity and Humility, Sweetness
Lotus: Mystery and Truth
Love-In-The-Mist/Nigell: Delicacy and Perplexity


Magnolia: Dignity, Splendid Beauty
Marigold: Sacred Affection, Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
Marjoram: Comfort and Consolation
Marvel-Of-Peru: Flame of Love
Mistletoe: Affection and Love
Mimosa: Sensitivity
Myrtle: Love, Mirth and Joy


Narcissus: Egotism, Formality
Nasturtium: Patriotism


Oleander: Beauty and Grace
Orange Blossom: Your Purity Equals Your Loveliness, Innocence, Eternal Love
Orange Mock: Deceit
Orchid: Magnificence, Love, Beauty, Refinement


Pansy: Thoughtful Recollection
Passionflower: Faith and Piety
Peach Blossom: Generosity and Bridal Hope
Pear Blossom: Health and Hope
Peony: Healing, Life, Happy Marriage, Gay life
Peppermint: Warmth of Feelings
  • Periwinkle, Blue:
Early Friendship
  • Periwinkle, White:
Pleasures of Memory
Petunia: Anger and Resentment
Phlox: Sweet Dreams
Plum Blossom: Beauty and Longevity
Poinsettia: Be of Good Cheer
Poppy: Imagination, Dreaminess, Eternal sleep
  • Poppy, yellow:
Wealth, Success
Primrose: Young Love, I cannot live without you
Primrose, evening: Inconstancy


Queen Anne’s Lace: Fantasy


Rose, Bridal: Happy Love
  • Rose, Carolina:
Love Is Dangerous
  • Rose, Christmas:
Peace and Tranquility
  • Rose, Coral/Orange:
Enthusiasm, Desire
  • Rose, Dark Pink:
Thank you
  • Rose, Light Pink:
  • Rose, Musk:
Capricious Beauty
  • Rose, Pale:
  • Rose, Peach:
Let’s get together, Closing of the deal
  • Rose, Pink:
Love, Grace, Gentility, You’re so Lovely, Perfect Happiness, Please believe me
  • Rose, Pink White:
I love you still and always will
  • Rose, Red:
Love, Desire, Respect, Courage, Job well done
  • Rose, Red Yellow:
  • Rose, White:
Charm, Secrecy, Silence, You’re Heavenly, Reverence, Humility, Youthfulness and Innocence
  • Rose, White on Red:
Unity/Flower Emblem of England
  • Rose, Yellow:
Infidelity, Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Jealousy, Welcome Back, Remember me
  • Rose, Yellow Orange:
Passionate thoughts
Rosemary: Constancy, Fidelity and Loyalty


Salvia, Blue: I Think of You
Smilax: Lovely
Snapdragon: Presumption, Deception, Gracious lady
Snowdrop: Hope and Consolation
Spearmint: Warmth of Sentiment
Spider Flower: Elope with me
Statice: Lasting Beauty
Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage
Stock: Bonds of affection, You will always be beautiful to me
Sunflower: Homage and Devotion
Sweet Basil: Good Luck
Sweet Pea: Departure, Blissful pleasure, Thanks for a lovely time
Sweet William: Gallantry, Finesse and Perfection


Thrift: Sympathy
Thyme: Courage and Activity
Tiger Lily: Wealth and Pride
Tuberose: Dangerous Pleasures
Tulip: Symbol of The Perfect Lover
  • Tulip, Red:
Believe me, Declaration of love
  • Tulip, Variegated:
Beautiful eyes


Violet: Modesty and Simplicity
Viscaria: Will you dance with me?


Wallflower: Friendship and Adversity
Water Lily: Eloquence and Persuasion
Wisteria: Youth and Poetry


Xeranthemum: Eternity and Immortality


Yarrow: Healing


Zinnia: Thoughts of Absent Friends
  • Zinnia, Pink:
Lasting Affection