Flower Meanings

These flower meanings have been compiled from three different websites. You may note that some flowers seem to have two contradictory meanings. In the event that you are given one of these flowers, please, take them in the best way possible.


Acacia: Beauty in retirement; Friendship; Concealed love: Chaste love

Aconite: Beware, a deadly foe is near

Agapanthus: Secret Love

Allium: Unity; Humility; Patience

Alstroemeria: Devotion; Wealth; Prosperity; Fortune

Ambrosia: Your love is reciprocated

Amaryllis: Pride, Timidity, Splendid Beauty

Anemone: Forsaken; Expectations

Aster: Symbol of love; Daintiness; Afterthought; Elegance of love

Azalea: First Love, Temperance


Baby's Breath: Pure of heart; Innocence

Bachelor Button: Hope in love; Felicity; Delicacy; Single blessedness

Begonia: A fanciful nature; Beware

Bells of Ireland: Good Luck

Bluebell: Humility; Everlasting love

Bouvardia: Enthusiasm

Buttercup: Childishness


Cactus: Endurance

Caladium: Great joy and delight

Calla Lily: Magnificent Beauty

Camellia: Gratitude; Perfection

Camellia (blue): You're a flame in my heart

Camellia (pink): Longing for you

Camelia (white): You're adorable; Perfected lovliness

Camellia (red): Unpretending excellence

Carnation: Fascination; Womanly love; Devoted love

Carnation (red): Alas poor heart; My heart aches for you; Admiration

Carnation (pink): I'll never forget you; Woman's love

Carnation (purple): Capriciousness

Carnation (striped): Sorry I can't be with you; No; Refusal; Wish I could be with you

Carnation (white): Innocence; Sweet and lovely; Pure love; Woman's good luck gift; You're adorable

Carnation (yellow): Disdain; Rejection; You have disappointed me

Chrysanthemum (red): Love

Chrysanthemum (white): Truth

Chrysanthemum (yellow): Slighted love

Crocus: Youthful 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

Dandelion: Rustic Oracle

Delphinium: Flights of Fancy, Ardent Attachment


Fern: Secret bond of love; Fascination; Sincerity; Magic

Fleur-de-Lis: Flame; I burn

Forget Me Not: Faithful Love; Undying Hope; Memory; Do Not Forget; True love

Forsythia: Good nature; Innocence; Anticipation

Freesia: Innocence; Trust; Friendship


Galax: Encouragement

Gardenia: Purity; Sweet Love; You are lovely

Geranium: Folly; Stupidity

Gladiolus: Strength of character; Sincerity; Generosity; Natural grace

Gloxinia: Love at first sight

Grass: Submission


Heather (Lavender): Admiration; Solitude

Heather (White): Protection; Wishes will come true

Hibiscus: Delicate Beauty

Holly: Foresight; Domestic happiness; Defense

Hyacinth: Games; Sports; Rashness; Playful Joy

Hyacinth (Blue): Constancy

Hyacinth (Purple): Please forgive me; Sorrow

Hyacinth (Red / Pink): Play

Hyacinth (White): Lovliness; I'll pray for you

Hyacinth (Yellow): Jealousy

Hydrangea: Thank-you for understanding; Frigidity; Heartlessness


Iris: Faith; Wisdom; Valor; Promise; My compliments; Hope; Message

Ivy: Wedded love; Fidelity; Friendship; Affection


Jasmine: Amiability

Jonquil: Affection returned; Sympathy; Desire; Love me


Larkspur: An open Heart

Lavender: Loyalty

Lemon Leaves: Everlasting Love

Lilac (purple): First Emotion of Love

Lilac (white): Youthful innocence; Purity; Modesty; Virginity; Majesty

Lily (orange/tiger): Wealth; Pride; Prosperity

Lily (white): Sweetness

Lily (yellow): Gaiety; walking on air

Lily (Calla): Beauty

Lily (Day): Conquetry

Lily (Eucharis): Maiden charms

Lily of the Valley: Humility; Sweetness; Return of Happiness

Lotus Flower: Estranged love

Longi Lily: Pure; Modest


Magnolia: Love of nature; Nobility; Dignity

Marigold: Grief; Cruelty; Jealousy; Sacred affection; Despair

Mimosa, Bloom: Concealed love; Sensitivity

Monkshood: Chivalry; Beware; A deadly foe is near

Morning Glory: Affection

Moss: Maternal love; Charity

Myrtle: 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; Lovliness

Orchid: Love; Beauty; Refinement; Beautiful lady; Magnificence; A belle

Orchid (Cattleaya): Mature charm


Palm Leaves: Victory; Success

Pansy: Thoughtful Reflection; Merriment

Peony: Happy Marriage; Prosperity; Bashfulness

Petunia: Resentment; Anger; Your presence soothes me

Phlox: Our souls are united

Pine: Hope; Pity

Poinsettia: Be of good cheer

Poppy: Eternal sleep; Imagination; Oblivion

Poppy (Red): Pleasure

Poppy (White): Consolation

Poppy (Yellow): Wealth; Success

Primrose: Young Love; I can't live without you

Primrose (Evening): Inconstancy


Queen Anne's Lace: Haven


Ranunculus: Radiant; Charming

Rose (Pink): Perfect happiness; Gentility; Grace; Please believe me

Rose (Deep Pink): Thank You

Rose (Light Pink): Admiration

Rose (White): Innocence; Purity; Heavenly; Secrecy; Silence; Charm

Rose (Red): Love; I love you; Respect; Courage; Desire

Rose (Single Red): I love you; Simplicity

Rose (Deep Red): Bashfulness

Rose (Burgundy): Unconscious love

Rose (Peach, Coral, Orange): Enthusiasm; Desire

Rose (Orange): Passion

Rose (Yellow): Friendship; Joy and happiness; Jealousy; Trying to care; Gladness

Rose (Short Stemmed): Sweetheart; Girlhood

Rose (White and Red): Unity

Rose (Long Stemmed): I will remember you always

Roses (Assorted Colours): You're everything to me

Roses (Mature Blooms): Gratitude

Rosebud: Beauty; Youth; A heart innocent of love

Rosebud (Red): Pure; Lovely

Rosebud (White): Girlhood

Rosemary: Remembrance


Snapdragon: Gracious lady; Deception; Presumption

Spider Flower: Elope with me

Star of Bethlehem: Purity

Statice: Sympathy; Rememberance

Stephanotis: Happiness in marriage; Desire to travel; Come to me

Stock: Lasting beauty; Bonds of affection; Promptness; You'll always be beautiful to me

Sunflower: Adoration; Pride; Sunshine

Sweet Pea: Delicate pleasures; Goodbye; Blissful pleasure; Departure; Thank you for a

lovely time

Sweet William: Grant me one smile; Gallantry


Tuberose: Dangerous Pleasure

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: Modesty; Faithfulness; Virtue

Violet (Blue): I'll always be true; Watchfulness

Violet (White): Let's take a chance on happiness

Viscaria: Will you dance with me?

Wallflower: Fidelity in adversity

Water Lily: Purity of heart

Wax Flower: Riches

Wisteria: Welcome

Xeranthemum: Eternity; Immortality

Yarrow: Healing


Zinnia: Thoughts of absent friends

Zinnia (Magenta): Lasting affection

Zinnia (Scarlet): Constancy

Zinnia (White): Goodness

Zinnia (Yellow): Daily rememberance

Zinnia (Mixed): Thinking / In memory of an absent friend

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