Flower Meanings by Name

A

ALSTROMERIA - aspiring

AMARYLLIS - dramatic

ANEMONE - fragile

APPLE BLOSSOM - Promise, Preference, Better Things to Come, Good Fortune

ARBUTUS - Thee Only Do I Love

ARUM draconium (Dragon Root) - Ardor

ASPARAGUS FERN - Fascination

ASTER - Contentment, Daintiness, Symbol of Love

ASTER (CHINA) - Fidelity, Variety, I Will Think of You

AZALEA - Abundance, Take Care, Temperance, Fragile, Passion, Womanhood



B

BABY'S BREATH - Innocence, Pure of Heart. Festivity

BACHELOR BUTTON - Single blessedness, Celibacy, Anticipation

BALM - Sympathy

BALSAM - Ardent Love

BEGONIA - Deep Thoughts, Beware, A Fanciful Nature

BELLS OF IRELAND - Good luck

BIRD OF PARADISE - Often given today from a woman to man as a symbol of faithfulness

BITTERSWEET - Truth

BLACK-EYED SUSAN - Encouragement

BLUEBELL/BELL FLOWER - Humility, Constancy, Gratitude

BROOM - Humility, Neatness

BUTTERCUP - Childishness, Riches



C

CACTUS - Endurance, My Heart Burns with Love

CALYCANTHUS/CAROLINA ALLSPICE/SWEET SHRUB - Benevolence

CALLA LILY - Magnificent Beauty

CAMELLIA - Admiration, Graciousness, Perfection, Good Luck Gift for a Man, Gratitude

CAMELLIA (PINK) - Longing

CAMELLIA (RED) - You're a flame in my heart

CAMELLIA (WHITE) - Adoration, Perfection, Loveliness

CANDYTUFT - Indifference

CANTERBURY BELLS/BELL FLOWER - Gratitude

CARDINAL FLOWER/SCARLET LOBELIA - Distinction

CARNATION (GENERAL) - Fascination, Devoted Love

CARNATION (PINK) - I'll never forget you, Women's Love

CARNATION (RED) - My heart aches for you, Admiration

CARNATION (DEEP RED) - Alas! for my poor heart

CARNATION (PURPLE) - Capriciousness

CARNATION (SOLID COLOR) - Yes

CARNATION (STRIPED) - No, Refusal, Sorry I can't be with you, Wish I could be with you

CARNATION (WHITE) - Sweet & Lovely, Innocence, Pure Love, Woman's Good Luck Gift

CARNATION (YELLOW) - Disapointment, Rejection

CATCHFLY (RED) - I Fall Victim , Youthful Love

CATTAIL - Peace, Prosperity

CATTLEYA - Mature charms

CEDAR - I live but for thee, Think of Me

CELANDINE/PILEWORT/FIGWORT - Future Joy

CHAMOMILE/GOLDEN MARGUERITE/ANTHEMIS - Energy in Action

CHERRY BLOSSOM (SINGLE) - Education

CHICKWEED - I Cling to Thee

CHICORY - Frugality

CHRISTMAS ROSE/HELLEBORUS - Relieve My Anxiety

CHRYSANTHEMUM (GENERAL) - Abundance & Wealth, Cheerfulness, You're a wonderful friend

CHRYSANTHEMUM (RED) - Love, Sharing

CHRYSANTHEMUM (WHITE) - Truth

CHRYSANTHEMUM (YELLOW) - Slighted Love, Secret Admirer

CHRYSANTHEMUM (BRONZE) - Excitement

CINQUEFOIL - Beloved Child

CLEMATIS - Artifice (ingenuity)

CLOVER (FOUR-LEAF) - Be Mine

CLOVER (WHITE) - Think of Me

CLOVER (RED) - Industry

COLUMBINE (PURPLE) - Resolved to Win

COLUMBINE (RED) - Anxious

COMPASS FLOWER - Faith

CONVOLVUS MINOR/BINDWEED - Uncertainty

CORCHORUS - Impatience of Happiness

COREOPSIOS - Always Cheerful

CORNFLOWER - Delicacy, refinement

CORONILLA/CROWN VETCH - Success to You

COSMOS - Peaceful

COWSLIP - Rusticity, Winning Grace, Healing, Youth, Pensiveness

COXCOMB - Foppery, Unfading Love

CROCUS - Cheerfulness, Abuse not, Gladness, Foresight

CROWN IMPERIAL/FRITILLARIA - Majesty

CYCLAMEN - Resignation and Good-Bye



D

DAFFODIL - Regard, Unrequited Love, Sunshine, Respect, The sun shines when I'm with you

DAFFODIL (YELLOW ) - Chivalry

DAHLIA - Dignity and Elegance, Forever Thine

DAISY - Innocence, Loyal Love, I'll Never tell, Purity, Beauty

DAISY OX-EYE - Patience

DAISY (RED) - Beauty Unknown to Possessor

DANDELION - Faithfulness, Happiness, Love's oracle

DAPHANE CNEORUM/ROSE DAPHANE - I Desire to Please

DAPHANE ODORA/WINTER DAPHANE - I Would Not Have You Otherwise

DRACAENA/DRAGON'S BLOOD/DRAGON LILY - Inner Power

DEAD LEAVES - Sadness

DELPHINIUM - Big-Hearted, Fun, Boldness

DILL - Lust

DIOSMA - Your Simple Elegance Charms Me

DOG ROSE - Pleasure and Pain

DOGWOOD (FLOWERING) - Am I Indifferent to You?



E

EDELWEISS/ALPINE CUDWEED - Daring, Courage, Noble Purity

EGLANTINE/SWEET-BRIAR/ROSA EGLANTARIA - Poetry, I Wound to Heal

ELDER FLOWER - Zeal

ENDINE - Frugality

EUPATORIUM/HARDY AGERATUM - Delay

EREMURUS - Endurance

EUPHORBIA - Persistence

EVERLASTING - Never Ceasing Memory



F

FERN - Magic, Fascination, Confidence, Shelter

FERN (MAIDENHAIR) - Secret bond of love, Discretion

FERN (ROYAL) - Reverie

FILBERT - Reconciliation

FIR - Time

FLAX - Domestic Symbol

FLORA'S BELL - Without Pretension

FLOWERING REED - Confide in Heaven

FORGET ME NOT - True Love, Memories

FORSYTHIA - Anticipation

FOXGLOVE/FAIRY THIMBLES/DEAD MEN'S BELLS - Stateliness, Youth

FOXTAIL GRASS - Sporting

FRAXINELLA/CULTIVATED DITTANY/GAS PLANT - Fire

FREESIA - Innocence, Trust, Spirited

FUCHSIA (SCARLET) - Confiding Love, Taste

FURZE - Love for All Occasions



G

GARDENIA - You're lovely, Secret love, Purity, Refinement, Joy

GARLIC - Courage, Strength, Get well, Ward Off Evil & Illness

GENETIAN (FRINGED) - Intrinsic Worth, I Look to Heaven, Autumn

GENTIAN (CLOSED) - Sweet Be Thy Dreams

GERANIUM - True Friend, Stupidity, Folly

GERANIUM (APPLE) - Present Preference

GERANIUM (IVY) - Your Hand for Next Dance

GERANIUM (LEMON) - Unexpected Meeting

GERANIUM (NUTMEG) - I Expect a Meeting

GERANIUM (OAK-LEAVED) - True Friendship, Lady, Deign to Smile

GERANIUM (PENCILED) - Ingenuity

GERANIUM (ROSE) - Preference

GERANIUM (SCARLET) - Consolation, Melancholy

GERANIUM (SILVER-LEAF) - Recall

GERBERA - Innocence

GLADIOLI - Generosity, Strength of Charcter, I'm sincere, Flower of the gladiators

GLOBE AMARANTH - Unfading Love

GLOXINIA - Love at first sight

GINGER - Proud, Strength

GOLDEN-ROD - Be cautious, Encouragement

GOOSEBERRY - Anticipation

GOOSEFOOT - Goodness

GORSE - Endearing Affection

GRASS - Submission

GRASS/CITRONELLA/CAMEL GRASS/LEMON GRASS/GINGER GRASS - Homosexual Love

GUELDER ROSE/SNOWBALL - Winter



H

HAREBELL/CAMPANULA - Humility, Grief

HEART'S EASR/PURPLE/JOHNNY JUMP UP - You Occupy My Thoughts

HEPATICA (Anemone nobilis) - Confidence

HEATHER (LAVENDER) - Admiration, Solitude

HEATHER (WHITE) - Protection, Wishes will come true

HELIOTROPE - Devotion

HENBANE - For Males to Attract Love from Females

HIBISCUS - Consumed by Love, Delicate Beauty

HOLLY - Defense, Domestic Happiness, Am I forgotten

HOLLYHOCK - Fruitfulness

HOLLYHOCK (WHITE) - Female Ambition

HONESTY/LUNARIA/DOLLAR PLANT/MONEY PLANT - Sincerity

HONEYFLOWER - Sweet, Secret love, Generous Affection, Sweetness of Disposition

HONEYSUCKLE - The Bond of Love

HONEYSUCKLE (CORAL) - I Love You

HOUSTONIA/BLUET/QUAKER LADIES - Content

HOYA/WAX PLANT - Sculpture

HUCKLEBERRY - Faith, Simple Pleasures

HYACINTH (GENERAL) - Games & Sports, Rashness, Flower dedicated to Apollo

HYACINTH (BLUE) - Consistency

HYACINTH (PURPLE) - Sorry, Please forgive me, Sorrow

HYACINTH (RED OR PINK) - Playful Joy

HYACINTH (WHITE) - Unobtrusive Loveliness, I'll pray for you

HYACINTH (YELLOW) - Jealousy

HYDRANGEA - Thank you for understanding, frigidity, heartlessness, Perserverance



I

IPOMACA - I Attach Myself to You

INDIAN CRESS/NASTURTIUM - Resignation

IRIS - Faith, Wisdom, Promise in Love, Hope, Wisdom & Valor, Inspiration

IRIS (YELLOW) - Passion

IRIS (GERMAN) - Flame

IVY - Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection

IVY (SPRIG OF WHITE TENDRILS)- Anxious to please, Affection



J

JAPONICA - Sincerity, Symbol of Love

JASMINE (INDIAN) - Attachment

JASMINE (SPANISH) - Sensuality

JASMINE (YELLOW) - Modesty, Grace, Elegance

JASMINE (WHITE) - Amiability

JERUSALEM OAK - Your Love is Reciprocated

JONQUIL - Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire, Sympathy



K

KENNEDIA - Intellectual Beauty



L

LADY'S SLIPPER - Win me, Capricious Beauty

LANTANA - Rigor

LARKSPUR - Levity, An Open Heart, Lightness

LAURISTINUS - Cheerful in Adversity

LAVENDER - Love, Devotion

LEMON BLOSSOM - Fidelity in Love; I Promise to be True

LILAC (GENERAL) - Beauty, Pride

LILAC (PURPLE) - First emotions of love

LILAC (WHITE) - Youthful Innocence

LILY (GENERAL) - Majesty & Honor, Purity of Heart

LILY (ORANGE) - Hatred, Dislike

LILY (WHITE) - Virginity, Purity, Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with You, Youth

LILY (YELLOW) - I'm Walking On Air, False, Gay, Gratitude

LILY (CALLA) - Beauty

LILY (DAY) - Coquetry, Chinese Emblem For Mother

LILY (EUCHARIS) - Maiden Charms

LILY (TIGER) - Wealth, Pride, Prosperity

LILY OF THE VALLEY - Sweetness, Tears Of The Virgin Mary, Happiness, Humility

LIVERWORT - Confidence

LOVE IN A MIST - You Puzzle Me

LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING/AMARANTHUS - Hopeless, Not Heartless, Desertion

LOTUS - Estranged love, Forgetful of the Past

LUCERNE - Life

LUNGWORT - Thou Art My Life

LUPINE - Imagination

LYCHNIS/CAMPION/MALTESE CROSS - Religious Enthusiasm



M

MAGNOLIA - Nobility, Perseverance, Nobility

MAGNOLIA (CHINESE) - Love of Nature

MALLOW - Delicate Beauty, Sweetness

MARIGOLD (COMMON) - Pretty Love, Sacred,Affection, Caress, Sorrow

MARJORAM - Joy, Happiness

MARVEL OF PERU/FOUR O' CLOCK - Timidity

MEADOW SAFFRON - My Best Days Are Gone

MIGNONETTE - Your qualities Surpass your Charms, Health

MEZEREON - Desire to Please

MILK VETCH - Your presence softens my pain

MIMOSA - Secret Love

MINT - Virtue

MISTLETOE - Kiss me, Affection, Difficulties, Sacred plant of India

MONKSHOOD - Beware, Danger is near

MOUSE-EAR CHICKWEED - Simplicity

MORNING GLORY - Affection

MOSS - Maternal Love, Charity

MOTHERWORT - Secret Love

MOONWORT/HONESTY - Forgetfulness

MUGWORT/WORMWOOD - Tranquility, Happiness

MULLEIN - Good Nature

MYRTLE - Love, Joy, Hebrew Emblem of marriage

MYRTLE (WAX) - Discipline, Instruction



N

NARCISSUS - Formality, Stay As Sweet As You Are

NASTURTIUM - Conquest, Victory In Battle



O

OAK LEAVES - Bravery

OLEANDER - Caution

OLIVE BRANCH - Peace

ORANGE BLOSSOM - Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage, Fruitfulness

ORANGE, MOCK - Deceit

ORCHID - Love, Beauty, Refinement, Chinese Symbol for Many Children, Thoughtfulness

ORCHID (CATTLEYA) - Mature Charm



P

PALM LEAVES - Victory & Success

PANSY - Merriment, Thoughts (You Occupy My Thoughts)

PARSLEY - Useful Knowledge

PASSION FLOWER - Faith, Religious Fervor

PASQUE FLOWER - Unpretentious, You Have No Claims

PEAR - Affection

PEACH BLOSSOM - I am your Captive

PEONY - Shame, Happy Marriage, Compassion, Bashfulness

PEPPERMINT - Cordiality

PERIWINKLE/VINCA/MYRTLE - Early Recollections, Pleasures of Memories, Sweet Memories

PETUNIA - Your Presence Soothes Me

PHEASANT'S EYE/ADONIS - Sorrowful Memories

PHLOX - Our souls are united, Unanimity

PIMPERNEL/POOR MAN'S WEATHER GLASS - Change

PINE - Hope, Pity

PINK- Pure Affection

PINK (MOUNTAIN) - You Are Aspiring

POPPY (GENERAL) - Eternal Sleep, Oblivion, Imagination

POPPY (RED) - Pleasure

POPPY (WHITE) - Consolation

POPPY (YELLOW ) - Wealth, Success

POMEGRANATE FLOWER - Elegance

PRIDE OF CHINA - Dissension

PRIMROSE - I Can't Live Without You, Woman

PRIMROSE (EVENING) - Inconstancy

PRIMROSE (RED) - Unpatronized Merit

PRINCE'S FEATHER - Unfading Love

PUSSY WILLOW - Motherhood



Q

QUAKING GRASS - Agitation

QUEEN ANNE"S LACE - Delicate Femininity



R

RAGGED-ROBIN - Wit

RANUNCULUS - I am Dazzled by your Charms, Radiant

REEDS - Music

RHUBARB - Advice

RHODODENDRON - Danger, Beware, I am Dangerous

ROSE (BRIDAL) - Happiness

ROSE (BURGANDY) - Unconscious Beauty

ROSE (CHRISTMAS)- Relieve my anxiety

ROSE (CORAL) - Desire

ROSE (DAMASK) - Freshness, Persian Ambassador of Love

ROSE (DARK CRIMSON) - Mourning

ROSE (DOG) - Pleasure & Pain

ROSE (GREEN) - I am from Mars

ROSE (HIBISCUS) - Delicate, Beauty

ROSE (LEAF) - You may Hope

ROSE (LAVENDER) - Enchantment

ROSE (ORANGE) - Fascination

ROSE (PINK) - Perfect Happiness, Secret Love, Grace & Sweetness, Indecision

ROSE (DARK PINK) - Thankfulness

ROSE (PALE PINK) - Grace, Joy

ROSE (PEACH) - Immortality, Modesty

ROSE (RED) - Love, I love you, Respect, Beauty

ROSE (DEEP RED) - Bashful, Shame

ROSE (TEA) - I'll Remember - Always

ROSE (THORNLESS) - Love at first sight, Early Attachment

ROSE (WHITE) - Innocence, Purity, Humility, I am Worthy of You, Secrecy, Silence

ROSE (WHITE & RED TOGETHER) - Unity, Flower Emblem of England

ROSE (WHITE-DRIED) - Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue

ROSE (YELLOW) - Joy, Jealousy, Friendship (one yellow rose with 11 red ones means love & passion)

ROSEBUD - Beauty & Youth, A Heart Innocent of Love

ROSEBUD (RED) - Pure & Lovely

ROSEBUD (WHITE) - Girlhood, Heart Ignorant of Love

ROSEBUD (MOSS) - Confessions of Love

ROSES (Bouquet of full bloom) - Gratitude

ROSES (Single full bloom) - I truly love you, Simplicity.

ROSES (GARLAND or CROWN OF) - Beware of Virtue, Reward of Merit, Symbol of Superior Merit

ROSE (MUSK CLUSTER) - Charming

ROSE-OF-SHARON - Consumed by Love

ROSEMARY - Remembrance

RUSH/HORSE-TAIL - Docility



S

SAGE - Wisdom, Great Respect, Speedwell Female Fidelity

SATIN-FLOWER - Sincerity

SENSITIVE PLANT - Timidity

SHAMROCK - Lightheartedness

SNAPDRAGON - Gracious Lady, Strength, Presumption

SNOWBALL - Thoughts of Heaven

SNOWDROP - Hope, Consolation

SPEARMINT - Warm Sentiment

SPIDER FLOWER - Elope with me

SOLIDAGO - Success

STAR OF BETHLEHEM - Atonement, Reconciliation

STARWORT - Welcome to a Stranger

STATICE - Success

STEPHANOTIS - Marital Happiness, Desire to Travel

STOCK- Bonds of Affection, Promptness, You'll Always Be Beautiful to Me

STONECROP - Tranquility

STRAW FLOWER - Agreement

STRAW (BROKEN) - Broken agreement

SYTINGIA/MOCK ORANGE/LILAC - Memory

SUNFLOWER (TALL) - False riches, Pride

SUNFLOWER ( DWARF) - Adoration

SWEETPEA - Good-by, Departure, Shyness, Blissful Pleasure, Thank You for a Lovely Time

SWEET-SULTAN - Felicity, Happiness

SWEET-WILLIAM - Grant me one smile, Gallantry



T

TEASEL (Dipscaus) - Misanthropy

THORNAPPLE - I dreamed of thee

THRIFT (ARMERIA) - Sympathy

TRAVELER'S JOY - Rest, Safety

TRUMPET FLOWER/ANGEL'S TRUMPET/DATURA - Separation

TULIP (GENERAL) - Perfect Lover, Fame, Flower Emblem of Holland

TULIP (RED) -Believe me, Declaration of Love

TULIP (VARIEGATED) - Beautiful eyes

TULIP (YELLOW) - Hopelessly in Love

TULIP (WHITE) - Forgiveness

TULIP (VIOLET) - Faithfulness

TULIP (PURPLE) - Royalty

TULIP (PINK) - Caring

TURNIP - Charity



V

VALERIAN - Accommodating Disposition

VENUS FLYTRAP - Caught at Last

VENUS' LOOKING GLASS - Flattery

VERBENA - Pray for me, Sensibility

VERONICA SPEEDWELL - Fidelity

VERVAIN - Enchantment

VINE - Intoxicating

VIOLET - Modesty, Virtue, Affection

VIOLET (BLUE) - Watchfulness, Faithfulness, Love

VIOLET (WHITE) - Let's Take A Chance On Happiness

VIRGIN'S BOWER/CLEMATIS - Filial Love (Filial: referring to a son or daughter)

VISCARIA - Will You Dance With Me?



W

WALLFLOWER/GILLY FLOWER - Faithful in Adversity, Fidelity, Lasting Beauty

WINDFLOWER - Sincerity, Symbol of Love

WINTERGREENS - Harmony

WISTERIA - Welcome

WITCH HAZEL - A spell

WOLFBANE/ACONITE/TURK'S CAP/FRIAR'S CAP/BEAR'S FOOT - Misanthropy, Chivalry, Knight

WOODBINE - Fraternal Love

WORMWOOD/ARTEMISIA - Absence, Do not be discouraged



Y

YARROW - Good Health, Cure for heartache



Z

ZEPHYR FLOWER- Sincerity, Symbol of Love

ZINNIA (GENERAL) - Thoughts of Far-Away Friends

ZINNIA (MAGENTA) - Lasting Affection

ZINNIA (MIXED) - Thinking (or in memory) of an Absent Friend

ZINNIA (SCARLET) - Constancy

ZINNIA (WHITE) - Goodness

ZINNIA (YELLOW) - Daily Remembrance



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