Flower Meanings and Sentiments P - R

Flower Meanings - P


Panache ……… Calla lily

Par excellence ………. Sweet pea

Parental affection ………. Sorrel

Participation ………. Double dahlia

Passion ………. Red or laced carnation, myrtle, red rose

Patience ………. Allium/flowering onion, chamomile, oxeye daisy, willow

Patriotism ………. Nasturtium

Peace ………. Gardenia, myrtle, olive

Penitence. ………. Yew

Perfect goodness ………. Strawberry

The perfect lover ………. Tulip

Perfection ………. Rose, especially cream

Perpetual concord ………. Apple

Perplexity ………. Nigella

Perseverance ………. Magnolia, plum, yew

Personal achievement ………. Laurel

Pilgrimage ………. Plantain

Play ………. Hyacinth

Pleasant ………. Ginger

Pleasantries ………. Peruvian lily/alstromeria

Pleasure, lasting ………. Everlasting pea

Pleasure without alloy ………. Turtlehead

Pleasures, worldly ………. Astilbe

Pleasures of hope ………. Crocus

Pleasures of memory ………. Periwinkle

Plenty ………. Grape

Pliancy, strength through ………. Bamboo

Poetry ………. Eglantine rose

Poking fun ………. Pokeweed

Pomp ………. Dahlia

Popularity ………. Kalanchoe

Popular, highly ………. Begonia

Posterity ………. Pomegranate

Power ………. Silver King artemesia, oak

Pray for me ………. White verbena

Prayer ………. Blueberry

Precaution ………. Goldenrod

Preference ………. Scented geranium

Preferred ………. Dead nettle

Presumption ………. Snapdragon

Pride ………. Amaryllis, tiger-lily, red rose, pink carnation

Pride, dangerous ………. Blackberry

Pride of newly-acquired fortune ………. Auricula/primula

Pride of ownership ………. Jerusalem sage

Pride of riches ………. Polyanthus/primula

Profits in business ………. Pea

Progeny, numerous ………. Orchid

Promise ………. Iris

Promise of good things to come ………. Buds

Promptness ………. Stock

Proposal of love ………. Phlox

Prosperity ………. Grape, nigella, oak, wheat

Protection ……… blueberry, garlic, garlic chives, red geranium, juniper, Queen Anne’s lace, Saint-John’s-Wort

Protection for travelers ………. Wormwood

Protection from danger ………. Heather

Providence ………. Trefoil

Pure and guileless ………. White verbena

Pure heart ………. Baby’s breath

Pure love of a virgin ………. Cosmos

Purity ………. Gardenia, white lilac, lily, lily-of-the-valley, white rosebud

Purity of sentiment ………. White violet

Pursuit ………. Lavender cotton



Flower Meanings - Q 


Queen of coquettes ………. Rocket



Flower Meanings - R


Rarity ………. Lavender rose

Rashness ………. Butterfly bush

Recall ………. Silver-leaf geranium

Reckless ……… mandevilla

Recollections, pleasant ………. White periwinkle

Reconciliation ……… olive

Recovery from illness ………. Pussy willow

Refinement ………. Gardenia, orchid

Refusal ………. Japanese anemone, striped carnation, striped or white pinks

Regard ………. Daffodil

Rejected suitor ……… ice plant

Rejection ………. Yellow carnation

Rejoice and comfort the heart ………. Sweet cicely

Rejoicing ………. Sweet woodruff

Rejuvenation ………. Lemon balm

Relief ………. Lemon balm

Religious ………. Passion flower

Remembrance ………. Forget-me-not, hydrangea, calendula/pot marigold, rosemary, statice

Remorse ………. Bramble, red or black raspberry

Rendezvous ………. Chickweed, scarlet pimpernel

Repentance ………. Rue

Reserve ………. Maple

Resoluteness ………. Sumac

Resolved to win ………. Columbine

Respect ………. Daffodil, pea, white rose

Responsibility ………. Lemon verbena

Rest ………. Hops

Resurrection ………. Lily

Retirement ………. Tulip poplar

Return of a friend is desired ………. Delphinium, balloon flower/platycodon, bellflower/campanula together

Return of happiness ………. Lily-of-the-valley

Reward of literary merit ………. Tea olive

Reward of merit ………. Laurel

Reward of virtue ………. Rose

Rich in charms ………. Buttercup

Riches ………. Corn/wheat

Richness ………. Cream rose

Righteousness ………. Gentian

Risqué ………. Protea

Rivalry ………. Rocket

Role reversal ………. Perilla

Romance ………. Azalea

Royalty ………. Pomegranate



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