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Flower Meanings List



Flower meanings have been around for many years. In Victorian times flowers were limited so people used the ones available to communicate their feelings by giving them a meaning. Today people have their own personal reasons for giving a particular flower.

Below is a table of some of the more popular flower meanings including herbs, shrubs and trees.

Flower Meanings

Flower Flower Meanings
Acacia Platonic Love, Concealed Love
Aconite, Monkshood Poisonous Words
Adam's Needle, Yucca A Friend In Need
Aloe Wisdom, Integrity
Allspice Compassion
Amaryllis Pride
Anemone Abandonment, Forsaken
Antirrhinum, Snapdragon Presumption, Deception, Gracious lady
Apricot Blossom Timid Love
Aster Daintiness, Symbol of Love
Azalea Fragile, Ephemeral Passion
Begonia Beware! I am Fanciful!
Bluebell Delicacy, Humility
Bouquet of Withered Flowers Rejected Love
Buttercup Childishness
Cactus Bravery, Endurance
Camellia Excellence, Steadfastness
Camellia, Red You're a Flame in My Heart
Camellia, White You're Adorable
Camomile Initiative, Ingenuity
Candytuft Indifference
Canterbury Bell Constancy, Warning
Cardinal Flower Distinction, Splendor
Carnation Fascination
Carnation, Pink Emblem of Mothers Day, I Will Never Forget You
Carnation, Purple Antipathy, Capriciousness
Carnation, Red Admiration, My Heart Aches For You
Carnation, White Pure Love, Sweet Love, Innocence
Carnation, Yellow Rejection
China Aster Jealousy, After-thought
Chrysanthemum You Are A Wonderful Friend
Chrysanthemum, Red I Love You
Chrysanthemum, White Truth
Chrysanthemum, Yellow Slighted Love
Clematis Artifice, Ingenuity
Clover Fertility, Domestic Virtue
Clover, Four Leafed Symbol of Good Luck
Clover, Five Leafed Symbol of Bad Luck
Columbine Deserted Love
Coreopsis Always Cheerful
Cornflower Delicacy
Cranes-bill/Wild Geranium Constancy, Availability
Crocus Youthful, Gladness, Cheerfulness
Cyclamen Resignation, Goodbye
Daffodil 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
Edelweiss Daring, Noble Courage
Eglantine, wild rose Spring
Everlasting Constancy
Fern Sincerity, Fascination, Confidence
Forget-me-not Faithful Love, Memories
Forsythia Anticipation
Fuchsia Amiability
Gardenia I Love You In Secret
Geranium, Oak-leaf Friendship
Geranium, Rose Preference
Gladiolus Strength of Character, I Am Really Sincere
Gloxinia Love At First Sight
Goldenrod Treasure, Good Fortune
Heather, Purple Admiration, Beauty, Solitude
Heather, Pink Good Luck
Heather, White Protection From Danger
Heliotrope Devotion, Eternal Love
Hibiscus Delicate Beauty
Hollyhock Ambition, 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 Jealousy
Hydrangea Vanity, Thank You For Understanding
Iris Faith, Wisdom, Your Friendship Means So Much To Me
Ivy Friendship, Wedded love, Fidelity, Affection
Jasmine, Red Folly, Glee
Jasmine, White Amiability, Cheerfulness
Jasmine, Yellow Timidity, Modesty
Jonquil Desire, Love me, Affection returned
Lady's Slipper Capricious Beauty
Larkspur Open Heart
Lavender Constancy
Lilac, Mauve Do You Still Love Me
Lilac, Pink Youth, 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, Purity, Virginity
Lily-Of-The-Valley Purity, Humility, Sweetness
Lotus Mystery, Truth
Love-In-The-Mist/Nigell Delicacy, Perplexity
Magnolia Dignity, Splendid Beauty
Marigold Sacred Affection, Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy
Marjoram Comfort, Consolation
Marvel-Of-Peru Flame of Love
Mistletoe Affection, Love
Mimosa Sensitivity
Myrtle Love, Mirth, Joy
Narcissus Egotism, Formality
Nasturtium Patriotism
Orange Blossom Innocence, Eternal Love
Orange, Mock Deceit
Orchid Magnificence, Love, Beauty, Refinement
Pansy Thoughtful Recollection
Passionflower Faith, Piety
Peach Blossom Generosity, Bridal Hope
Pear Blossom Health, Hope
Peony Healing, Life, Happy Marriage
Peppermint Warmth of Feelings
Periwinkle, Blue Early Friendship
Periwinkle, White Pleasures of Memory
Petunia Anger, Resentment
Phlox Sweet Dreams
Plum Blossom Beauty, 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, Tranquility
Rose, Coral/Orange Enthusiasm, Desire
Rose, Dark Pink Thank you
Rose, Light Pink Admiration
Rose, Musk Capricious Beauty
Rose, Pale Friendship
Rose, Peach Let's Get Together, Closing of The Deal
Rose, Pink Love, You're So Lovely, Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me
Rose, Pink and White I Love You Still and Always Will
Rose, Red One of the most popular flower gifts. Flower meanings include - Love, Desire, Respect, Courage
Rose, Red & Yellow Congratulations
Rose, White Charm, Secrecy, Silence, You're Heavenly, Reverence, Innocence
Rose, White on Red Unity
Rose, Yellow Joy, Gladness, Friendship, Welcome Back, Remember Me
Rose, Yellow and Orange Passionate Thoughts
Rosemary Constancy, Fidelity, Loyalty
Salvia, Blue I Think of You
Snowdrop Hope, Consolation
Spearmint Warmth Of Sentiment
Spider Flower Elope With Me
Stock Bonds of Affection, You Will Always Be Beautiful To Me
Sunflower Homage, Devotion
Sweet Basil Good Luck
Sweet Pea Departure, Blissful pleasure, Thanks For A Lovely Time
Sweet William Gallantry, Finesse, Perfection
Thrift Sympathy
Thyme Courage, Activity
Tiger Lily Wealth, Pride
Tulip Symbol Of The Perfect Lover
Tulip, Red Believe me, Declaration of Love
Tulip, Variegated Beautiful Eyes
Violet Modesty, Simplicity
Wallflower Friendship, Adversity
Water Lily Eloquence, Persuasion
Wisteria Youth, Poetry
Xeranthemum Eternity, Immortality
Yarrow Healing
Zinnia Thoughts of Absent Friends
Zinnia, Pink Lasting Affection

Use this table to create your own bouquet with a special message hidden in it to 'Say it with flowers' (in the language of flowers).
You may wish to find out the favorite flower of the person you are trying to impress and tell them its flower meaning. Or you could just give them a bouquet of beautiful flowers.


We hope this table of flower meanings helps you to say exactly what you want with the gift of flowers. Remember that certain trees or shrubs also have meanings. Although not strictly Flower Meanings we have added them to the table for your convenience. We will also be updating this table of flower meanings on a regular basis.

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