Flower Meanings and Sentiments S - Z

(The following flower meanings are taken from the glossary of the book "Tussie-Mussies, The Language of Flowers" by Geraldine Adamich Laufer, which I highly recommend for it's insightfulness and beautiful photography. This flower guide includes the meanings of different flowers and the symbolic meanings of flowers.)

Flower Meanings - S 

Sadness ……… Dead leaves

Safe ……… Ginger

Safety ……… Broom, traveler’s joy

Scholarship ………. Coral bells, orchid, especially cymbidium

Self-esteem ………. Narcissus

Self-love ………. Narcissus

Sensibility ………. Sensitive plant

Sentimental recollections ………. Aster, Silver King Artemisia

Separation ………. Carolina jasmine

Serenity ………. Willow

Showy ………. Lisianthus

Shyness ………. Peony, rose-colored rose

Silence ……… white rose

Silliness ………. Cockscomb

Simplicity ………. Daisy, English daisy, violet

Sincerity ………. Fern, satin flower, anemone, honesty

Skill ………. Purple coneflower

Sleekness ………. Glossy abelia

Sleep ………. Hops, poppy, especially white

Softness ………. Lamb’s ears

Softness, feminine ………. Peach

Solitude ………. Globeflower

Soothes the tremblings and passions of the heart ………. Lavender

Soothing ………. Dill

Sorrow ………. Primrose, purple rose, yarrow, yew

Speak your mind ………. Borage

Spectacular ………. Mexican sage

Spiritual energy ………. Pine

Splendor ………. Cardinal flower, Turk’s-cap lily

Sport ………. Hyacinth, especially blue

Steadfastness ………. Oak, bamboo

Stoicism ………. Box

Stratagem ………. Walnut

Strength ………. Fennel, garlic, lovage, oak, thyme

Strength of character ……… gladiolus

Strength of mind ……… walnut

Strengthens the memory ………. Rosemary

Studious pursuit ………. Olive

Stupidity ……… scarlet geranium

Submission ………. Grass

Success ………. Laurel, lavender

The sun ………. Pot marigold

Superstition ………. St. John’s Wort

Support ………. Lamb’s ears

Surprise ………. truffle, lamb’s ears

Suspicion ………. Mushroom

Sweet dreams ………. Phlox

Sweetness ………. Delphinium, lilac, magnolia, pinks, sweet violet

Sweetness of character derived from good works ………. Cherry, cherry-red rose

Sympathy ………. Lemon balm, sea statice, thrift



Flower Meanings - T 

Talent ………. Oregano

Taste ………. Fuchsia, pinks

Temptation ………. Apple, quince

Tenacity ………. Ivy

The testes ………. Pinecone

Thank you ………. Daisy fleabane

Thanks ……… Parsley

Thinness ………. Fennel

Thoughtlessness ………. Mandevilla

Thoughts ………. Pansy

Thoughts, happy ……… Heartsease, Johnny-jump-up

Thoughts of absent friends ……… Zinnia

Thoughts of heaven ………. Viburnum

Thrift ………. Thrift

Thriving ………. Blackberry lily

Timidity ………. Four-o-clock, Violet

Tiredness, prevents ……….. Mugwort

A token of affection ………… Oxeye daisy, Viburnum

Too young to love ………. White rosebud

Tranquility ………. Stonecrop/Sedum

Transient happiness ………. Spiderwort

Transient impressions ………. Withered white rose

Transport of joy ………. Gardenia, Jasmine

Travel ………. Mugwort

Travelers luck ………. Sea holly

Tree of life ………. Arborvitae

Triteness ………. Quince

Trinity ……… three-leaf clover

Truthfulness ……… ivy

Trustworthiness ……… honesty

Truth ………. Anemone, bittersweet, white chrysanthemum, oak



Flower Meanings - U 


Unceasing remembrance ……… Silver King Artemesia

Unchanged for eternity ……… Clematis

Unchanging friendship …… Arborvitae

Unexpected meeting ……… Lemon-scented geranium

Unfaithfulness ………. Yellow rose

Unfortunate attachment ………. Pincushion flower

Unity ………. White or red rose, allium/flowering onion

Uprightness ……… Bamboo

Usefulness ……… Grape Hyacinth



Flower Meanings - V 


Vanity ………. Rocket

Variety ……. Aster, rosa mundi

The varying course of life ………. Magnolia and red flowers together

Vengeance ……… Scot’s thistle

Victory ……… Red rose, Spirea

Vigilance ………. Spring starflower

Vigorous life ………. Pine

Virtue ………. Lemon mint, oak, rue, sage, especially pineapple

Virtuous, sweet ………. Bee balm

Vision ………. Rue

Vitality ………. Champagne rose

Voluptuousness ………… cyclamen, tuberose, moss rose

Voraciousness ………. Lupine

Vulgar minded ………. African marigold



Flower Meanings - W 


Wait for me ………. Evening primrose

Wantonness ………. Butterfly bush

War ………. Yarrow

Wards off evil ………. Lavender cotton

Warm friendship ………. Pine

Warm-hearted ………. Cyclamen, especially white

Warming ………. Ginger

Warmth ………. Feverfew, peppermint

Warmth of feeling ………. Mint

Warmth of sentiment ………. Spearmint

Wealth ………. Tigerlily

Wearisomeness, helps against ………. Chamomile

Wedded love ………. Ivy

Wedding ………. Stephanotis

Welcome ………. Pineapple, pineapple mint, safflower, spurge

Welcome fair stranger ………. Wisteria

Welcome-home-husband-however-drunk-ye-be………. Stonecrop

Welcome to a new home ………. Juniper

Well-being ………. Delphinium

Whimsy ………. Bells-of-Ireland

Widowhood ………. Pincushion flower

Will you accompany me to the East? ………. Stephanotis

Wisdom ………. Rosemary, sage, blue salvia

Wise administration ……… pear

A wish ………. Foxglove

Wishes, best ………. basil

Wishes come true ………. Dandelion, heather

Wishes granted ……….. gooseneck loosestrife

Wit, ill-timed ………. Wood sorrel

The womb ………. fig

Womb plant ………. Creeping jenny

Work, hard ………. Coral bells, clover

Worldly goods ………. Wheat

Worldly pleasures ……….. astilbe

Worth beyond beauty ………. Sweet alyssum

Worthy of all praise ………. Fennel



Flower Meanings - Y 


You are a prophet ………. St.-John’s-Wort

You are childish! ………. Geranium

You are dazzling but dangerous ……… snapdragon

You are delicious! ………. Strawberry

You are lovely ……… pnk rosebud

You are rich in attractions ………. Ranunculus

You are unjust! ………. Gentian

You cannot deceive me ……… Japanese lily

You light up my life! ………. Feverfew

You occupy my thoughts ………. Pansy, purple violet

You pierce my heart ………. Gladiolus

You will always be lovely ……… double pinks

A young girl ……… pink rosebud

Your ignorance of love is sweet! ………. Rosebud

You image is engraven on my heart! ……… euonymus

Your looks freeze me! ………. Ice plant

Your presence revives me! ………. Rosemary

Your qualities, like your charms, are unequalled! ………. Peach rose

Your smile bewitches me! ………. Scarlet geranium

Your whims are quite unbearable ………bee balm

Your wiles are irresistible ………. Bergamot

Youth ………. Lilac, rosebud

Youth, early ……….primrose

Youthful gladness ………. Crocus

Youthful innocence ………. White lilac



Flower Meanings - Z 


Zeal ………. Elderberry

Zest ………. lemon

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