Meaning Of Flowers



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   A
•       Acacia - Secret love; chaste love; beauty in retirement; elegance; friendship; hope
•       Acanthus - Art or artistic; the fine arts; artifice
•       Achillea millefolia - War
•       Aconite (Wolf's Bane) - Misanthropy
•       Acorn - Nordic symbol of life and immortality
•       Agapanthus - Love letters
•       Agnus castus - Coldness; indifference
•       Allspice - Compassion
•       Almond Blossom - Hope; lover's charm
•       Aloe - Grief
•       Alstroemeria - Devotion; friendship
•       Alyssum - Worth beyond beauty
•       Ambrosia - Love returned
•       Amaranth - Fidelity
•       Amaranth, Globe - Unchangeable; immortality; unchanging love
•       Amaryllis - Pride; Timidity; splendid beauty
•       Anemone - Unfading love; truth; sincerity; anticipation; forsaken; fading hope
•       Angelica - Inspiration
•       Aniseed - Restoration of youth
•       Apple blossom - Preference; good fortune
•       Arbor Vitae - True friendship
•       Arbutus - Thee only do I love
•       Artemisia - Dignity
•       Asphodel - My regrets follow you to the grave
•       Aster - Love; daintiness
•       Azalea - Take care of yourself for me; fragile passion; temperance; Chinese symbol of womanhood


   B
•       Bachelor's Buttons - Celibacy; single blessedness; hope in love
•       Baby's Breath gypsophila - Everlasting love; happiness; pure in heart
•       Basil - Best Wishes; love; hatred
•       Bay Leaf - Strength; I change but in death
•       Bear's Breeches - Art or artistic; the fine arts; artifice
•       Begonia - Beware
•       Betony - Surprise
•       Bells Of Ireland - Good luck
•       Bilberry - Treachery
•       Bird Of Paradise - Magnificence
•       Bittersweet - Truth
•       Bluebell - Humility; constancy
•       Borage - Courage; bluntness
•       Bouquet of withered flowers - Rejected love
•       Broom - Humility; neatness
•       Bulrush - Indiscretion; docility
•       Burnet - A merry heart
•       Buttercup - Cheerfulness; ingratitude; childishness; desire for riches


   C
•       Cactus - Endurance; warmth; grandeur
•       Calendula - Joy
•       Calla - Magnificent beauty
•       Camellia - Admiration; perfection; good luck gift to a man; loveliness
•       Camellia (Pink) - Longing for you
•       Camellia (Red) - You're a flame in my heart
•       Camellia (White) - You're adorable
•       Camomile - Energy in adversity
•       Candytuft - Indifference
•       Carnation (in general) Bonds of affection; health and energy; fascination; alas for my poor heart
•       Carnation (pink) - I'll never forget you
•       Carnation (purple) - Capriciousness; whimsical; changeable
•       Carnation (red) - My heart aches for you; admiration
•       Carnation (solid colour) -Yes
•       Carnation (striped)- No; refusal; sorry I can't be with you; wish I could be with you
•       Carnation (white) -Sweet and lovely; innocence; pure love; woman's good luck gift
•       Carnation (yellow) - You have disappointed me; Rejection; disdain
•       Cattail - Peace; prosperity
•       Cedar - I live for thee; think of me
•       Celandine - Joys to come
•       Chamomile - Patience ; attracts wealth
•       Chysanthemum (in general) - Cheerfulness; You're a wonderful friend
•       Chysanthemum (red) - I love
•       Chysanthemum (white) - Truth
•       Chysanthemum (yellow) -Slighted love
•       Cinnamon - My fortune is yours
•       Clover (four-leaf) - Good luck; be mine
•       Columbine - Folly
•       Coreopsis - Always cheerful
•       Corn - Riches
•       Cornflower - Delicacy; refinement
•       Coriander - Lust
•       Cowslip - Pensiveness; winning grace
•       Coxcomb - Foppery
•       Crocus - Cheerfulness; abuse not; joy
•       Crown Imperial - Majesty; power
•       Cyclamen - Resignation and goodbye; diffidence


   D
•       Daffodil - Respect; regard; unrequited love; deceit
•       Dahlia - Good taste; instability
•       Daisy - Innocence; loyal love; purity; faith; cheer; simplicity
•       Dandelion - Wishes come true; faithfulness; happiness; rustic oracle
•       Daphne odora - Painting the lily
•       Delphinium - Airy
•       Dogwood - Durability


   E
•       Edelweiss - Daring; noble courage
•       Eglantine - Poetry; I wound to heal
•       Elder - Zealousness
•       Elm - Dignity
•       Eucalyptus - Protection
•       Eupatorium - Delay

   F
•       Fennel - Worthy of all praise; strength
•       Fern - Sincerity
•       Fern (Magic) - Fascination; confidence and shelter
•       Fern (Maidenhair) - Secret bond of love
•       Feverfew - Protection
•       Fig - Argument
•       Fir - Time
•       Flax - Domestic symbol; fate; I feel your kindness
•       Forget-me-not - True love; memories; forget me not
•       Forsythia - Anticipation
•       Foxglove - Insincerity
•       Fuchsia - Good taste
•       Fuller's Teasel - Misanthropy


   G
•       Gardenia - You're lovely; secret love; refinement; joy
•       Garland of roses - Reward of virtue
•       Garlic - Courage; strength
•       Geranium (Oak leafed) - Friendship
•       Geranium (Rose) - Preference
•       Geranium (Scented) - Preference, melancholy; stupidity; folly
•       Gillyflower - Bonds of affection
•       Gladiolus - Love at first sight; ready-armed; strength of character; generosity
•       Gloxinia - Love at first sight
•       Golden Rod - Precaution
•       Grass - Submission; utility
•       Guelder Rose - Winter; age


   H
•       Harebell - Submission; grief
•       Hawthorn - Hope
•       Hazel - Reconciliation
•       Heather (lavender) - Admiration; solitude
•       Heather (pink) - Good luck
•       Heather (white) - Protection; wishes will come true; good luck
•       Helenium - Tears
•       Heliotrope - Devotion; eternal love; faithfulness
•       Hemlock - You will be my death
•       Hibiscus - Delicate beauty
•       Holly - Good will; defence; domestic happiness; foresight
•       Hollyhock - Female ambition; fecundity
•       Honesty - Honesty; fascination
•       Honeysuckle - Generous and devoted affection; sweetness of disposition
•       Hop - Injustice
•       Hyacinth (general) - Rashness, sorrow, flower dedicated to Apollo
•       Hyacinth (blue) - Constancy
•       Hyacinth ( purple) - I'm sorry; please forgive me; sorrow
•       Hyacinth (red or pink) - Play
•       Hyacinth (white) - Loveliness; I'll pray for you
•       Hyacinth (yellow) - Jealousy
•       Hydrangea - Thank you for understanding; frigidity; heartlessness; vanity
•       Hyssop - Wards away evil spirits; cleanliness


   I
•       Ice plant - Your looks freeze me
•       Iris - Faith; hope; wisdom and valour; my compliments; eloquence; message
•       Ivy - Fidelity; friendship; affection; marriage


   J
•       Jasmine - Amiability; wealth; grace and elegance
•       Jonquil - Love me; affection returned; desire; sympathy
•       Judas Tree - Unbelief; betrayal
•       Juniper - Protection; succour


   K
•       Kingcup - Desire for riches


   L
•       Laburnum - Forsaken; pensive beauty
•       Larkspur (pink) - Fickleness; levity
•       Laurel (mountain) - Ambition; glory
•       Lavender - Devotion, distrust
•       Lemon - Zest
•       Lemon Balm - Brings love
•       Lemon verbena - Attracts opposite sex
•       Lilac - First love
•       Lily (general) - Purity
•       Lily (calla) - Beauty
•       Lily (day) - Coquetry
•       Lily (eucharis) - Maidenly charms
•       Lily (orange) - Hatred
•       Lily (tiger) - Wealth; pride
•       Lily (white) - Virginity; purity; majesty; it's heavenly to be with you
•       Lily (yellow) - I'm walking on air; false and gay
•       Lily of the valley - sweetness; return to happiness; humility; perferct purity
•       Lobelia - Malevolence
•       Love-in-a-mist - Perplexity
•       Love-lies-bleeding - Hopeless; not heartless
•       Lupin - Voraciousness; admiration


   M
•       Magnolia - Sweetness; beauty; love of nature; nobility; dignity; splendid beauty
•       Marigold - Comforts the heart; grief; cruelty; jealousy; sacred affection
•       Marjoram (sweet) - Joy and happiness; blushes
•       Meadowsweet - Uselessness
•       Michaelmas Daisy - Afterthought; farewell
•       Mignionette - Your qualities surpass your charms
•       Mimosa - Sensitivity
•       Mint - Protection from illness; warmth of feeling; virtue
•       Mistletoe - Kiss me; affection; I surmount difficulties; sacred plant of India, magic plant of the Druids
•       Monkshood - Beware, a deadly foe is near; chivalry
•       Morning Glory - Affectation
•       Moss - Maternal love; charity
•       Myrrh - Gladness
•       Myrtle - Love; love in absence; remembrance; Hebrew emblem of marriage
•       Myrtle (wax) - Discipline; instruction


   N
•       Narcissus - Egotism; formality; stay as sweet as you are; you love yourself too well; self-esteem
•       Nasturtium - Conquest; victory in battle; maternal love; charity; patriotism
•       Nightshade - Truth


   O
•       Oak leaves - Bravery
•       Oleander - Caution; beware
•       Orange - Generosity
•       Orange Blossom - Wisdom; purity; eternal love; your purity equals your loveliness
•       Orange (mock) - Deceit
•       Orchid - Love; beauty; refinement; you flatter me
•       Orchid (Cattleya) - Mature charm


   P
•       Palm leaves - Victory and success
•       Pansy - Thoughts; love
•       Parsley - Festivities
•       Pasque Flower - You have no claims
•       Peach blossom - Longevity; I am your captive
•       Peony - Shame; bashfulness; anger; indignation
•       Peppermint - Warmth of feelings
•       Periwinkle (blue) - Early friendship
•       Periwinkle (white) - Pleasures of memory
•       Persicaria - Restoration
•       Petunia - Resentment; anger; your presence soothes me; never despairing
•       Phlox - Agreement; unanimity; sweet dreams
•       Pine - Hope; pity
•       Pink - Boldness
•       Poinsettia - Be of good cheer
•       Polyanthus - Pride of riches
•       Poppy (general) - Eternal sleep; oblivion; imagination; extravagance
•       Poppy (red) -Pleasure; fantastic extravagance
•       Poppy (white) - Consolation; sleep
•       Poppy( yellow) - Wealth; success
•       Prickly Pear - Satire
•       Primrose - I can't live without you; early youth; young love
•       Primrose (evening) - Inconstancy


   Q
•       Quaking Grass - Agitation
•       Queen Anne's Lace - Fantasy
•       Quince - Temptation


   R
•       Ranunculus - You are radiant with charms
•       Rocket - Rivalry
•       Rose (red) - Love ; I love you
•       Rose (white) - Eternal Love; innocence; heavenly; secrecy and silence
•       Rose (pink) - Perfect happiness; please believe me
•       Rose (yellow) - Friendship; jealousy; try to care
•       Rose (black) - Death
•       Rose (red and white) - Together; unity
•       Rose (thornless) - Love at first sight
•       Rose (single, full bloom) - I love you; I still love you
•       Rose bud - Beauty and youth; a heart innocent of love
•       Rose bud (red) - Pure and lovely
•       Rose bud (white) - Girlhood
•       Rosebud (moss) - Confessions of love
•       Roses (bouquet of full bloom) - Gratitude
•       Roses (garland or crown of) - Beware of virtue; reward of merit; crown ; symbol of superior merit
•       Roses (musk cluster) - Charming
•       Rose (tea) - I'll always remember
•       Rose (cabbage) - Ambassador of love
•       Rose (Christmas) - Tranquilize my anxiety; anxiety
•       Rose (damask) - Brilliant complexion
•       Rose (dark crimson) - Mourning
•       Rose (hibiscus) - Delicate beauty
•       Rose leaf - You may hope
•       Rosemary - Remembrance; commitment; fidelity
•       Rudbeckia - Justice
•       Rue - Disdain


   S
•       Saffron - Beware of excess
•       Sage - Wisdom; long life; domestic virtue
•       Salvia (blue) - I think of you
•       Scabious - Unfortunate love
•       Shamrock - Lightheartedness
•       Smilax - Loveliness
•       Snapdragon - No; deception; gracious lady; presumption
•       Snowdrop - Hope
•       Spearmint - Warmth of sentiment
•       Spiderflower - Elope with me
•       Spindle Tree - Your charms are engraved on my heart
•       Statice - Lasting beauty
•       Star of Bethlehem - Atonement; purity
•       Stephanotis - Happiness in marriage; desire to travel; come to me
•       Stock - Lasting beauty; promptness
•       Strawberry - Perfect goodness
•       Sunflower - Loyalty; haughtiness; you are splendid
•       Sweet Basil - Good luck
•       Sweet pea - Goodbye; departure; blissful pleasure; Thank you for a lovely time
•       Sweet William - Grant me one smile; perfection; gallantry
•       Syringa - Memory


   T
•       Tamarisk - Crime
•       Thrift - Sympathy
•       Thyme - Strength and courage; activity
•       Tuberose - Dangerous pleasure
•       Tulip(general) - Fame; charity; declaration of love;
•       Tulip(red) - Believe me; declaration of love
•       Tulip(variegated) - Beautiful eyes
•       Tulip(yellow) - Hopeless love


   U

   V
•       Valerian - An accommodating disposition
•       Vernal Grass - Poor but happy
•       Veronica - Fidelity
•       Violet - Modesty; faithfulness
•       Violet (blue) - Watchfulness; faithfulness; I'll always be true
•       Violet (white) - Let's take a chance on happiness
•       Viscaria - Will you dance with me?


   W
•       Wallflower - Fidelity in adversity
•       Water Lily - Purity of heart
•       Wistaria - I cling to you
•       Woodruff - Sweet humility
•       Wormwood - Absence


   X
•       Xeranthemum - Cheerfulness under adversity

   Y
•       Yarrow - Health; healing
•       Yew - Sorrow

   Z
•       Zinnia - Thoughts of friends
•       Zinnia (magenta) - Lasting affection
•       Zinnia (mixed) - Thinking of an absent friend
•       Zinnia (scarlet) - Constancy
•       Zinnia (white) - Goodness
•       Zinnia (yellow) - Daily remembrance