Flower Meanings and Sentiments A - D

Flower Meanings - A


abandon..............................grape

abandonment..........................anemone, Japanese anemone

absence..............................wormwood

absolute achievement.................gold rose

accept a faithful heart..............weigela

acceptance...........................lilac

accomodating disposition.............valerian

accomplishment.......................laurel

achievement in the Arts..............laurel

activity.............................thyme

Adieu................................sweet pea, pea

administration, wise.................pear

admiration...........................carnation, especially red or yellow, heather

adoration............................sunflower

adversity............................wallflower

advice...............................rhubarb

affection............................marigold, pear, wormwood

affection, conjugal..................geranium

affection, generous and devoted......honeysuckle

affection, lively and pure...........pink carnation, pinks

afterthought.........................aster

age, winter of.......................guelder rose/viburnum

aggressiveness.......................lavender cotton

ambition.............................ivy, mountain laurel

ambition, female.....................white hollyhock

amiability...........................jasmine

antidote.............................plumbago

ardor................................fleur-de-lis/iris

artifice.............................clematis

the Arts.............................acanthus

aspiration...........................foxtail lily, cheddar pinks

aspiring.............................bellflower

assignation..........................scarlet pimpernell

athletic victory.....................sweet woodruff

attachment, ardent...................lavender, larkspur

attachment, early....................thornless rose

attractive...........................foamflower, sea holly

attractive to the opposite sex.......lemon verbena

austerity............................thistle

availability.........................wild or hardy geranium

aversion.............................China or single pinks

Flower Meanings  - B 


baby, newborn........................English daisy

baby's hands.........................Japanese maple

bantering............................southernwood

bashfulness..........................peony

bashful modesty......................sensitive plant

"Be careful, do not hurt me!"..........sensitive plant

be not weary.........................mugwort

beautiful eyes.......................variegated tulip

beautiful, long......................begonia

beauty...............................camellia, pink carnation, cinnamon, daylily, delphinium, lilac, maple, orchid, peony, roses, pink rosebud

beauty, capricious...................lady's slipper orchid, musk rose

beauty,lasting/unfading.............carnation,wallflower, stock

beauty, magnificent.................calla lily

beauty, neglected...................throatwort

beauty always new...................China rose, damask rose

beauty and youth....................rosebud

beauty in retirement................aster

beauty, splendid....................amaryllis

beer................................hops

beginning anew......................rue

beginning, at the very..............parsley and rue together

belief..............................garden anemone

a belle.............................orchid

beloved daughter....................cinquefoil

beneficence.........................marsh mallow

benevolence.........................princess tree, sweet shrub

benevolent justice..................pear

best qualities......................cream rose

best wishes.........................basil

betrothal...........................red carnation

"beware, I am fanciful"...............begonia

beware of excess....................saffron crocus

birth...............................dittany

bitterness..........................Russian olive, wormwood

bluntness...........................borage

blushes.............................sweet marjoram

boastfulness........................hydrangea

boldness............................pine, pinks

bonds of love.......................carnation, honeysuckle

bravery.............................thyme

bridal favor........................ivy geranium

bridal festivities..................orange

brouhaha............................rhubarb

Flower Meanings - C 

candor........................white violet

capability....................coneflower

cares...........................calendula/pot marigold

carousing....................grape

challenge.....................coral bells

change.........................scarlet pimpernell

charity.........................tulip

charm..........................rose, especially red

charm feminine............gardenia

chastity.........................orange blossom

cheerfulness..................buttercup, chrysanthemum (especially yellow), English daisy, lemon mint

cheerful always.............coreopsis

cheers my soul..............quince

cheers the heart.............ajuga/bugle

childhood......................sweet William, geranium

childishness...................buttercup

chivalry.........................flowering cherry, daffodil, monkshood

Christian faith.............passion flower

Christmas joy...............holly berries

cleanliness....................soapwort

cleansing.......................hyssop

clear vision....................rue

cleverness......................strawberry begonia

coldness..........................chaste bush

comfort............................chamomile, geranium, especially red, scented and scarlet, mugwort, pear

comforting........................ginger

compassion.......................bee balm, elderberry, sweet shrub

complaisance....................reed

complexion, brilliant........damask rose

conceit...............................spirea

conception aid...................mugwort

confession of love...............moss rosebud

confidence............................lilac polyanthus

confidence in heaven.........flowering reed

congratulations...................rose

conjugal affection................geranium

conjugal love.......................linden

consolation..........................scarlet geranium, sweet marjoram, corn poppy, snowdrop

constancy.............................bellflower, wild or hardy geranium, ivy, calendula/pot marigold

contentment.........................camellia

conviviality..........................cone

coquetry..................................yellow lily

coquette................................daylily

cordiality..............................sweet woodruff

counterfeit...........................mock orange/philadelphus

courage................................borage, plum, thyme, garlic chives, garlic

courtesy...........................sweet marjoram

creative force..................red and white rose

creativity........................oregano

cruelty.............................nettle

cure..................................yarrow

cure for heartache..............yarrow

cure for melancholy............lenten rose/hellebore

Flower Meanings - D 

dainty pleasures.............coral bells

danger.............................rhododendron

dangerous love..................tuberose

dangerous pride................blackberry

daughter, beloved..............cinquefoil

daughter’s sweetness..........wisteria

dauntlessness......................statice

dazzling but dangerous.......snapdragon

a deadly foe is near.............monkshood

"Death is preferable to dishonor!"....withered white rose

deceit.....................................geranium, monkshood

decision..................................foxglove

declaration of love..................tulip, especially red

decrease of love on better acquaintance...yellow rose

delay..................................hardy geranium

delicacy................................cornflower/bachelor’s button, dusty-miller, lily-of-the-valley

delicate pleasures...................sweet pea

departure...........................white pinks, sweet pea, pea

desertion.............................columbine

desire...................................red rose

devoted affection..................honeysuckle

devotion................................lavender, hosta, hydrangea, champagne rose, rosemary

dexterity..............................sweet William

diffidence..............................cyclamen

dignity..................................Silver King artemisia, dahlia, pinks, lavender rose

directness................................borage

discretion................................maidenhair fern, lemon blossom

disdain.....................................yellow carnation, rue

dispels melancholy...................yarrow

disquietude...............................marigold

distinction.................................cardinal flower, acidanthera/peacock orchid

distinction/highest mark of.......yellow rose

distrust...............................cyclamen, lavender

Do not abuse...............................saffron crocus

Do not forget me!........................forget-me-not

docility.........................................rushes

domestic happiness..........................grape, holly

domestic virtue..................................sage

dreaminess..................................pink tulip

dreams.........................................sweet phlox

drunk and blowsy.........................valerian

durability....................................oak

duty through hardship...................purple-leaf plum

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