Flower Meanings and Sentiments I-L

Flower Meanings - I


I admire your accomplishments ………. coral rose

I am dazzled by your charms ………. ranunculus

I am happy that you love me! ……… yellow dahlia

I am humble but proud! ……….ragwort

I am in despair! ………. withered white rose

I am not ambitious for myself but for you ………. foxglove

I am worthy of you ………. white rose

I am your captive! ………. peach

I await your favors ………. orchid

I cannot give thee up! ………. columbine

I cling to thee ………. wisteria

I cling to you both in sunshine and in shade ………. virginia creeper

I desire a return of affection ………. jonquil

A desire to please ………. wild or hardy geranium

I die if neglected! ………. laurustinus/viburnum

I do not believe you! ………. yellow carnation

I engage you for the next dance ………. ivy geranium

I have lost all ………. pincushion flower/scabiosa

I love you ……….red rose, red chrysanthemum

I love you in secret ………. gardenia

I return your love! ………. violet

I share your sentiments ………. double aster, English daisy

I think of you! ………. blue salvia

I think of you constantly ………. Variegated dahlia

I understand you ………. light-colored cyclamen

I will not economize ……… red cyclamen

I will think of it ………. single aster, wreath of daisies

Ill-timed wit……….wood sorrel

I’ll return……….Queen Anne’s lace

I’ll still be waiting……….astilbe

Imagination……….lupine, pink tulip

Immortality……….globe amaranth, peach rose, spruce

Impatience……….balsam

Inconstancy……….evening primrose

Independence……….nigella, oak, thistle

Indifference……….candytuft, chaste bush

Industry……….clover

Industriousness……….dusty-miller

Infidelity prevented……….caraway

Ingenuity……….clematis, penciled or skeleton geranium, white pinks

Ingratitude……….buttercups

Innocence……….daisy, English daisy, freesia, primrose

Innocence, spotless……….white violet

Innocence, youthful……….white lilac

Innocent hope ………. red rosebud

Insincerity ……… cherry, foxglove

Inspiration ……… angelica

Instability ………. dahlia

Instruction ………. bayberry

Intellect ………. walnut

Intellectual excellence ……… sumac

Intoxication ………. grape

Irresistible ………. dill


Flower Meanings - J


Jealousy ………. marigold, especially French, yellow rose

Joviality ………. chrysanthemum

Joy ………. chrysanthemum, calendula/pot marigold, sweet marjoram, myrtle, oregano, rose, especially red or red/white bicolor, sorrel

Joys to come ………. wood sorrel

Jubilation ………. guilder rose/viburnum

Justice ………. black-eyed Susan

Justice, benevolent ………. pear



Flower Meanings - K


Keep my secret ………. white rose

Keys ………. maple

Kindliness ………. blue hyacinth

Kindness ………. elderberry, sweet marjoram

Kiss me twice before I rise ………. nigella



Flower Meanings - L 


Lasting beauty ………. stock

Lasting pleasure ………. everlasting pea

Liberty ………. green rose

Life ………. cone, pine cone

Life, long ………. chrysanthemum, euonymous

Light-heartedness ………. shamrock

Little-boy flower ………. anthurium/flamingo flower

Living for love ………. white carnation

Longevity ………. fig, peach, pine, plum, oak, pear, coral rose

Love ………. azalea, cinnamon, lemon balm, lilac, myrtle, orchid, periwinkle, pinks, rose, especially red, pink tulip, blue violet

Love, ambassador of ………. cabbage rose

Love, ardent ………. impatiens/balsam, red tulip

Love, ardent and pure ………. carnation

Love, bonds of ………. carnation, honeysuckle

Love, brotherly ………. mock orange

Love, confession of ………. moss rosebud

Love, conjugal ………. linden

Love, consuming ………. tulip

Love, dangerous ………. tuberose

Love, deep and pure ………. carnation

Love, filial ………. virgin’s bower/clematis

Love, first ……… white azalea

Love, first emotions of ………. purple lilac

Love, hopelessness ………. yellow tulip

Love, living for ………. white carnation

Love, lost ………. white tulip

Love, maternal ………. wood sorrel, pink carnation, moss

Love, slighted ………. yellow chrysanthemum

Love, true ………. forget-me-not

Love, unrequited ………. begonia

Love, wedded ………. ivy

Love, woman’s ………. carnation, cheddar pinks

Love letters ………. agapanthus/lily-of-the-Nile

Love undiminished by adversity ………. white dogwood

Loveliness ………. gentian

Loveliness, perfected ………. camellia

Lover’s charm ………. almond

Love’s oracle ……… dandelion

Loving thoughts ………. pansy

Loyalty ………. bamboo, pine, sunflower, blue violet

Luck ………. white clover, lavender, red rose, shamrock

Lust ………. orchid

Luxury ………. cymbidium orchid



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