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Flower Meanings Chart


Flower Meanings Chart

General guide to flower meanings.

 

Sending flowers must be one of the most special ways to brighten up someone’s day.  Its made extra special if the flower meanings send a message too.  There is more to just giving or receiving flowers as every flower lover knows but even the experts can’t agree on the real meaning of many blooms. Here are a general guide for a few of the more traditional ones.

COMMON/BOTANICAL NAME

MEANINGS

COMMON/BOTANICAL NAME

MEANINGS

Acacia

Beauty in retirement; friendship; Concealed love; Chaste love

Allium

Unity; Humility; Patience

Alstroemeria

Wealth; Prosperity; Fortune

Ambrosia

Your Love is reciprocated

Amaryllis/Hippeastrum

Pride; Splendid Beauty: Timidity

Anemone

Forsaken; Expectations

Aster/Callistephus

Symbol of love; Daintiness; Afterthought

Baby’s Breath/Gypsophilia

Pure of heart; Innocence

Bachelor’s Button/Centaurea Cyanus

Hope in love; Felicity; Delicacy; Single blessedness

Begonia

Beware

Bells of Ireland/Molluculla Balm

Good Luck

Bluebell/Scilita Nutans

Humility; Everlasting love

Bouvardia

Enthusiasm

Buttercup

Childishness

Cactus

Endurance

Caladium

Great joy and delight

Camellia

Gratitude; Perfection

Camellia (blue)

You’re a flame in my heart

Camellia (Pink)

Longing for you

Camellia (White)

You’re adorable; Perfected loveliness

Camellia (Red)

Unpretending excellence

Carnation/Dianthus Caryophyllus

Fascination; Womanly love; Devoted love

Carnation/Dianthus Caryophyllus (Red)

My Heart aches for you; Admiration

Carnation/Dianthus Caryophyllus (Pink)

I’ll never forget you; Woman’s love

Carnation/Dianthus Caryophyllus (Purple)

Capriciousness

Carnation/Dianthus Caryophyllus (Striped)

Sorry I can’t be with you; No; Refusal; Wish I could be with you

Carnation/Dianthus Caryophyllus (White)

Innocence; Sweet and lovely; Pure Love; Woman’s good luck gift; You’re adorable.

Carnation/Dianthus Caryophyllus (Yellow)

Rejection; You have disappointed me

Chrysanthemum

Cheerfulness; You’re a wonderful friend; Rest; Loveliness; Abundance; Wealth.

Chrysanthemum (Red)

I love

Chrysanthemum (Yellow)

Slighted love

Chrysanthemum (White)

Truth

Crocus

Youthfulness gladness; cheerfulness

Cyclamen

Resignation; Goodbye

Daffodil

You’re the only one; Regard; Unrequited love, The sun shines when I’m with you

Dahlia

Dignity; Elegance; Good Taste; Instability

Daisy

Innocence; Loyal love; I’ll never tell; purity; Gentleness; Romance

Delphinium

Flight of fancy; Ardent attachment

Fern

Secret bond of love; Fascination; Sincerity; Magic

Fleur De Lis/Milled de fleur

Flame; Burning

Forget-Me-Not/Myosotis

Faithful love; Undying hope; memories; Do not Forget; True love

Freesia

Innocence; Trust; Friendship

Galax

Encouragement

Gardenia

Purity; Sweet love; You’re lovely; Secret love; Refinement

Geranium

Folly; Stupidity

Gladiolus

Strength of Character; Sincerity; Generosity; Natural Grace

Gloxinia

Love at first sight

Grass

Submission

Heather/Erica

Admiration; Solitude

Heather/Erica (White)

Protection; Wishes will come true

Hibiscus

Delicate beauty

Holly

Foresight; Domestic happiness; Defence

Hyacinth

Gave; Sports; Rashness

Hyacinth (Blue)

Constancy

Hyacinth (Purple)

Please forgive me; Sorrow

Hyacinth (Red/Pink)

Play

Hyacinth (White)

Loveliness; I’ll pray for you

Hyacinth (yellow)

Jealousy

Hydrangea

Thank you for understanding; Frigidity; Heartlessness

Iris

Faith; Wisdom; Valour; Promise; My Compliments; Hope; Message

Ivy

Wedded love; Fidelity; Friendship; Affection

Jonquil/Narcissus

Affection returned; sympathy; Desire; Love me

Lilac (purple)/Syringa

First emotion of love

Lilac (white)/Syringa

Youthful Innocence; Purity; Modesty; Virginity; Majesty

Lily Calla/Zantedeschia

Beauty

Lily (Day)/Hermerocallis

Coquetry

Lily (Eucharis)

Maiden Charms

Lily (Oriental/Tiger)

Wealth; Pride; prosperity

Lily of the Valley

Sweetness; Humility; Return of happiness

November Lily/Longiflorum lilium

Pure; Modest

Magnolia

Love of nature; Nobility; Dignity

Marigold/Tagates

Grief; Cruelty; Jealousy; Sacred affection; Despair

Mimosa, bloom/ Acacia

Concealed love; Sensitivity

Monkshood/Aconitum

Chivalry; Beware; A Deadly foe is near

Moss

Maternal love; Charity

Myrtle/Vinca

Duty; Affection; Home; Love; Discipline; Instruction

Narcissus

Stay as sweet as you are; Egotism; Formality

Nasturtium

Patriotism; conquest; Victory in battle

Oleander

Caution; Beauty; Grace

Orange Blossom

Purity; Innocence; Eternal love; Marriage; Fruitfulness; Loveliness

Orchid

Love; Beauty; Refinement; Beautiful Lady; Flower of magnificence

Orchid (Cattaleya)

Mature charm

Palm Leaves

Victory; Success

Pansy/Viola

Thoughtful reflection; Merriment

Paeony

Bashfulness; Happy Marriage; Prosperity

Petunia

Resentment; Anger; Your presence soothes me

Pine

Hope; Pity

Poinsettia

Be a good cheer

Poppy/Papaver

Eternal sleep; Imagination; Oblivion

Poppy/Papaver (Red)

Pleasure

Poppy/Papaver (White)

Consolation

Poppy/Papaver (Yellow)

Wealth; Success

Primrose/Primula

I can’t live without you

Primrose (Evening)/Lamarckiana

Inconstancy

Paper Daisy/Xeranthemum

Eternity; Immortality

Queen Anne’s Lace

Haven

Ranunculus

Radiant; Charming

Rose(Red)

Love; I Love You; Respect; Courage

Rose(Pink)

Perfect happiness; Gentility; Grace; Please believe me

Rose(Deep Pink)

Thank you

Rose(Light pink)

Admiration

Rose(Yellow)

Friendship; Joy and happiness; Jealousy; Trying to care; Gladness

Rose(White)

Innocence; Purity; Heavenly; Secrecy; Silence; Charm

Rose(Peach/Coral)

Enthusiasm; Desire

Rose(Orange)

Enthusiasm; Desire

Rose(Red & White)

Unity

Rose(Single Red)

Simplicity; I love you

Rose(Long stemmed)

I will remember you always

Rose(Short Stemmed)

Sweetheart; Girlhood

Rose(Assorted Colours)

You’re everything to me

Rose(Mature Blooms)

Gratitude

Rose(Single Full Bloom)

I love you; I still love you

Rosebud

Beauty; youth; A heart Innocent of love

Rosebud (Red)

Pure; Lovely

Rosebud (white)

Girlhood

Snapdragon/Antirrhinum

Gracious Lady; Deception; Presumption

Spider Flower

Elope with me

Statice

Sympathy: Remembrance

Stephanotis

Happiness in marriage; Desire to travel; come to me

Stock/Matthiola

Lasting beauty; Bonds of affection; Promptness; You’ll always be beautiful to me

Sunflower/Hellianthus

Adoration; Pride; Sunshine

Sweet Pea/Lathyrus

Delicate pleasures; Goodbye; Blissful pleasure; Departure; Thank you for a lovely time

Sweet William/Dianthus Barbatus

Grant me one smile; Gallantry

Tulip

Perfect lover; Fame; Love; Passion

Tulip (Red)

Believe me; Declaration of love

Tulip (Yellow)

There is sunshine in your smile; Hopeless love

Tulip (Variegated)

Beautiful eyes

Verbena

Will you get your wish?

Veronica

Fidelity

Violet/Viola

Modesty; Faithfulness; Virtue

Violet (blue)

I’ll always be true; Watchfulness

Violet (White)

Let’s take a chance on happiness

Wallflower Erysimum

Fidelity in adversity

Water Lily

Purity of heart

Wisteria/Sinensis

Welcome

Yarrow

Healing

Zinnia

Thoughts of absent friends

Zinnia (Magenta)

Lasting affection

Zinnia (Scarlet)

Constancy

Zinnia (White)

Goodness

Zinnia(Yellow)

Daily remembrance

Zinnia (Mixed)

Thinking/In memory of an absent friend

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