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FLOWER MEANINGS

If you want to express your deep feelings to someone special in your life, in a thoughtful and unique way, check out the list of flower names given below, and find out what message you can devise using the special language of flowers. Or, if it is a gift of flowers that you have received, check out the flower names and their meanings to find out what it means. Is it love? Or is it ecstasy? Or perhaps it is a sign of hope, jealousy, anticipation, friendship, or even good-bye. Truly, you can say it all with flowers!

A

  • Acacia – Hidden love, Beauty in withdrawal
  • Ambrosia – Love requited
  • Amaryllis – Pride
  • Aster – Symbolizing love, Delicacy
  • Anemone – A love that is diminishing, Vanishing hopes
  • Almond Blossom – Symbolizing hope, Delicacy, Sweetness
  • Apple Blossom – Good fortune, Harbinger of better things, A strong liking
  • Arum – Intense feeling of love
  • Arbutus – I love only thee
  • Azalea – A symbol of womanhood in China, Passion, Fragility, Take care

B

  • Baby’s Breath Purity of heart, Innocence –
  • Begonia Be cautious, A fanciful mind –
  • Bachelor Button Celibacy, The blessedness of being single –
  • Balsam Fervent love –
  • Balm Compassion, Empathy –
  • Bittersweet Truth, Loyalty –
  • Bird of Paradise Given by a woman to a man to symbolize faithfulness –
  • Bluebell Gratitude, Constancy, Humility –
  • Buttercup Riches, Childishness –
  • Black Bryony Be my support –

C

  • Caladium Immense delight and joy –
  • Camellia Perfection, Gratitude –
  • Carnation (Red) Aching heart, Admiration –
  • Christmas Rose Allay my disquiet –
  • Chrysanthemum Joy, Optimism, Perfection –
  • Crocus Good cheer, Happiness, Do not treat me badly –
  • Cyclamen Good-Bye, Resignation –
  • Clover (Four-leaf) Will you be mine? –
  • Clover (White) Think of me –
  • Clematis Ingenuity, Artifice –
  • Cornflower Refinement, Delicacy –

D

  • Daffodil The sun is bright when I am with you, Respect, Sunshine, Unrequited love, Regard –
  • Dahlia Elegance and Dignity, Forever thine –
  • Daisy Beauty, Innocence, I will never tell, Loyal love, Purity –
  • Day-Lily (Yellow) Coquetry –
  • Dandelion Love’s oracle, Happiness, Faithfulness –
  • Date-Plum Resistance –
  • Delphinium Fun, Big-hearted –
  • Dog Rose Pleasure and Pain –
  • Dogwood Am I indifferent to you? –
  • Dragon Root Ardor –

E

  • Edelweiss Noble purity, Courage, Daring –
  • Endine Frugality –
  • Elderflower Symbolizing Zeal –
  • Eglantine Poetry –
  • Everlasting (Immortal Flowers) Never ending memory, Unfading remembrance –
  • Euphorbia Persistence –
  • Eupatorium Delay –
  • Epigaea Budding –
  • Eucalyptus Protection –

F

  • Forget-Me-Not As its name suggests – Forget me not, Memories, True love –
  • Forsythia Expectation, Anticipation –
  • Fuchsia Good taste –
  • Fern Fascination –
  • Filbert Reconciliation –
  • Flax Symbol of domesticity –
  • Flora’s Bell Without pretentiousness –
  • Flowering Reed Confide in heaven –

G

  • Gladiolus Strength of character, Love at first sight, Generosity –
  • Gardenia Secret love, You are lovely –
  • Galax Encouragement –
  • Geranium Folly, Stupidity –
  • Gerbera You are the sunshine of my life –
  • Gloxinia Love at first sight –
  • Goldenrod Be cautious –
  • Goats-Rue Reason –
  • Goosefoot Insult –
  • Globe Amaranth Unfading Love

H

  • Heliotrope Devotion –
  • Hibiscus Delicate beauty, Consumed by love –
  • Holly Am I forgotten, Domestic happiness, Defense, Domestic Happiness –
  • Hollyhock Fruitfulness –
  • Honeyflower Secret love, Sweetness of disposition, Sweet, Affection –
  • Honeysuckle Bond of love –
  • Honeysuckle (Coral) I Love You –
  • Hyacinth Flower dedicated to Apollo, Rashness –
  • Hyacinth (Yellow) Jealousy –

I

  • Iris Wisdom and Valor, Faith, Promise in love, Hope –
  • Iris (German) Flame –
  • Iris (Yellow) Passion –
  • Ivy Affection, Friendship, Fidelity, Wedded love –
  • Ivy (Sprig of white tendrils) Affection, Anxious to please –
  • Indian Cress Resignation –
  • Ipomen Scarlet Embrace –
  • Indian Cane Rendezvous –
  • Ipomoea (Morning Glory) I attach myself to you, Affection –

J

  • Jasmine (Indian) Love, Attachment –
  • Jasmine (Yellow) Elegance, Grace, Modesty –
  • Jasmine (Spanish) Sensuality –
  • Japonica Symbol of love, Sincerity –
  • Jerusalem Oak Your love is reciprocated –
  • Jonquil Sympathy, Desire, Affection returned, Love me, Affection Returned –
  • Juniper Chastity, Eternity –

K, L

  • King’s Spear – Regret
  • Kennedia – Intellectual beauty

  • Laburnum – Blackness
  • Lady’s Slipper – Capricious beauty, Win me
  • Lucerne – Life
  • Larkspur – Lightness, An open heart, Levity
  • Larkspur (White) – Happy-go-lucky, Joyful
  • Larkspur (Purple) – Sweet disposition
  • Lantana – Rigor
  • Lily – Purity of heart, Majesty & Honour
  • Lemon Blossom I promise to be true, Fidelity in love
  • Lilac – Pride
  • Lily of the Valley Humility, Happiness, Tears of the Virgin Mary, Sweetness
  • Lotus Forgetful of the past, Estranged love –
  • Laurel – Glory
  • Lavender – Devotion, Love

M

  • Marjoram Happiness, Joy –
  • Madder Calumny –
  • Magnolia Perseverance, Nobility –
  • Marigold Sorrow, Jealousy, Caress, Pretty love, Affection, Sacred, Affection –
  • Maidenhair Discretion –
  • Manchineel Betrayal –
  • Mimosa – Secret Love –
  • Mugwort Happiness –
  • Mulberry Prudence –
  • Mallow Sweetness, Delicate beauty –
  • Mandrake Scarcity –
  • Myrtle Hebrew emblem of Marriage, Love –
  • Maple Reserve –

N

  • Nasturtium Victory in Battle, Conquest –
  • Narcissus (White) Selfishness –
  • Narcissus Stay as sweet as you are, Formality –
  • Nightshade Truth –
  • Nettle Cruelty –
  • Nosegay Gallantry –

O

  • Orchid (Cattleya) – Mature charm
  • Orchid – Symbol of many children in China, Refinement, Beauty, Love
  • Orange Blossom – Eternal Love, Innocence, Marriage and Fruitfulness
  • Oak – Hospitality
  • Osmunda – Revere
  • Ophrys Spider – Dexterity
  • Ophrys Fly – Mistake
  • Olive – Peace
  • Oleander – Caution
  • Orange-Tree – Generosity
  • Orange (Milkweed) – Deceit

P, Q

  • Phlox – Harmony, A good partnership
  • Passion-Flower – Belief
  • Peppermint – Warmth of feeling, Cordiality
  • Periwinkle – Sweet remembrance
  • Poppy (General) – Imagination, Oblivion, Eternal sleep
  • Primrose (Evening) – Inconstancy
  • Petunia – Your presence soothes me, Anger, Resentment, Anger
  • Pansy – Merriment, Thoughtful reflection
  • Peach Blossom – I am your captive

  • Quaking Grass – A symbol of agitation
  • Queen Anne’s Lace – Fantasy

R

  • Rose (Red) Passion, Love
  • Rose (White) Purity, Virginity
  • Rose (Yellow) Infidelity, Jealousy, or Friendship
  • Rose (Coral) Desire
  • Rose (Pink) Grace and Sweetness, Secret love, Perfect happiness, Secret Love
  • Rose (Dark pink) Thankfulness
  • Rose (Pale pink) Joy, Grace
  • Rosebud (Red) Pure and Lovely
  • Rosemary – Remembrance
  • Rhododendron – I am dangerous, Danger, Beware

S

  • Sunflower (Tall) Pride, False riches
  • Sunflower (Dwarf) Adoration
  • Snowdrop – Consolation, Hope
  • Sage – Great respect, Wisdom, Female fidelity
  • Snapdragon – Strength, Gracious lady
  • Satin-Flower – Sincerity
  • Spider Flower – Elope with me
  • Sweet-William – Gallantry, Grant me one smile
  • Sweet Pea – Thank you for a lovely time, Blissful pleasure, Departure, Good-bye
  • Star of Bethlehem – Reconciliation, Atonement

T

  • Tulip (General) Fame, Perfect lover, Flower Emblem of Holland –
  • Tulip (Yellow) Hopeless love, There’s sunshine in your smile –
  • Tulip (Variegated) Beautiful eyes –
  • Tulip (Red) Declaration of love, Believe me –
  • Thornapple I dreamed of thee –
  • Tuberose Dangerous pleasures –
  • Teasel Misanthropy –
  • Trumpet Flower Separation

V

  • Valerian Accommodating disposition –
  • Verbena Sensibility, Pray for me –
  • Violet Modesty –
  • Violet (White) Let´s take a chance –
  • Violet (Blue) Love, Faithfulness, Watchfulness –
  • Virgin’s-Bower Artifice –
  • Venus Flytrap Caught at Last –
  • Viscaria Will you dance with me? –
  • Veronica Fidelity –
  • Vervain Enchantment

W, X

  • Water Lily Purity of heart –
  • Water Lily (Yellow) Growing indifference –
  • Water Lily (White) Eloquence –
  • Wallflower Lasting beauty, Fidelity, Faithful in adversity –
  • Wisteria Welcome –
  • Windflower Sincerity, Love, Abandonment –
  • Witch Hazel A spell –
  • Wild Rose-Tree Poetical person –
  • Wood-Sorrel Joy –
  • Whortleberry Treachery –

  • Xeranthemum Cheerful in adversity –

Y

  • Yarrow – Healing, Health
  • Yew – Sadness

Z

  • Zinnia – Thoughts of absent friends
  • Zinnia (Yellow) – Daily remembrance
  • Zinnia (Magenta) – Lasting Affection
  • Zinnia (White) – Goodness
  • Zinnia (Scarlet) – Constancy
  • Zephyranth – Fond Caresses

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