Meaning of Flowers

Did you know that flowers have a traditional meaning? You can send arrangements or bouquets using the flowers below to send a subtle message or if you are the recipient, use the information to work out what the sender is trying to say.

A
Almond flowers Hope
Allium Good fortune
Amaryllis Pride
Anthurium Attraction
Anemone Forsaken, abandonment
Aster Symbol of love, beginnings
 
B
Bachelors Button Solitude
Balm Sympathy
Basil Best wishes
Bay leaf "I change but in death"
Bell flower, white Gratitude
Bergamot Irresistible
Bird of Paradise Strange and wonderful
Bluebell Constancy
Borage Courage
Broom Humility
Buttercup Childishness
 
C
Camellia Honest excellence
Campanula Gratitude
Carnation, pink I'll never forget you
Carnation, red My poor heart aches for you
Carnation, striped I'm sorry I must say no
Carnation, white Our love is pure or Good Luck
Carnation, yellow You disappoint me
China rose, Paeonia Beauty always new
Chrysanthemum Love, hope
Clover, four leaved "Be mine"
Coreopsis Love at first sight
Crocus Youthful
Cuckoo pint Ardor
 
D
Daffodil Regard
Dahlia Instability
Daisy Innocence, new-born, "I share your sentiment"
Delphinium Swiftness
Dogwood Endurance
 
F
Fennel Flattery
Fern Sincerity
Forget-Me-Not True love, keepsake
Furze or Gorse Enduring affection
Freesia Calm
French Marigold Jealousy
 
G
Gardenia Ecstasy, grace
Gentian Loveliness
Geranium "You are childish"
Gerbera Purity
Gladiolus Natural grace
 
H
Hare bell Grief
Heartsease "I am always thinking of you"
Heather Passion
Heliotrope Devotion
Hibiscus Seize the opportunity
Hollycock Fertility
Honeysuckle Bonds of love
Heather Admiration
Hyacinth I am sorry, Please forgive me
Hydrangea Boasting
 
I
Ice Plant "Your appearance freezes me"
Ivy Fidelity, friendship, marriage
Iris Message
 
J
Jasmine Grace, good luck
Jonquil "I hope for return of affection"
 
L
Lavender Luck, devotion
Lemon Balm Sympathy
Lilac First love
Lily Purity, modesty, innocence
Lily of the Valley Purity, the return of happiness
Lily, Calla Beauty
 
M
Magnolia Dignity
Marigold Health, grief or despair
Marjoram Kindness, courtesy
Mimosa Sensitivity
Myrtle Fidelity
 
N
Narcissus Egotism
Nasturtium Jest
 
O
Oregano Joy
Orchid Love, beauty, refinement
 
P
Pansy Loving thoughts
Periwinkle Happy memory
Phlox Agreement
Poppy Dreams
Primrose I can't live without you
Protea Challenge of desire
 
Q
Queen Annes Lace Self reliance
Quince Temptation
 
R
Ranunculus Charm
Rose, cabbage Ambassador of love
Rose, red Love
Rose, pink Grace, beauty
Rose, yellow Friendship
Rosemary Remembrance, constancy
Rue Contrition
 
S
Sage Gratitude, domestic virtue
Snapdragon Impetuous
Snowdrop Hope
Star of Bethlehem Purity
Sunflower Power
Sweet Pea Lasting pleasure
Sweet William Gallantry
 
T
Tuberose Voluptuousness
Tulip, red My perfect lover, declaration of love
 
V
Violet Loyalty, modesty, humility
Violet, blue Faithfulness
 
W
Water lily Perfect beauty
Wormwood Grief
Wheat Riches of the continuation of life
Wisteria Obedience
Willow, weeping Mourning
Wallflower Fidelity
 
Y
Yew Sorrow
 
Z
Zinnia Absence

 

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