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The Meanings of Flowers

12 Oct 2008

Flower meanings and symbolisation were a key element to flower choice many
years ago. We have noticed this old school tradition is making a comeback. So to
help you make the right decision we have provided the following information to
assist you in your flower choice.



Obviously you do not have to send an arrangement that has a deep meaning behind
the flower type, you can just choose an arrangement because you like the look of
it. But having this information can assist you in your choice if you are finding
it hard to decide on a design.



Flower Type Meanings

Birthday Flowers

Colours

Star Signs

Flower Type Meanings

The following is an extensive list of flower types and the meanings/ sentiment
they portray. Included in the list are the meaning of Roses and more.



ACACIA -

Concealed Love, Beauty in Retirement, Chaste Love



AGAPANTHIS

Secret Love



AMBROSIA -

Your Love is Given Back/Returned



AMARYLLIS -

Pride, Pastoral Poetry



ANEMONE -

Forsaken, sincerity



ARBUTUS -

Thee Only Do I Love



ASTER -

Symbol of Love, Daintiness



AZALEA -

Take Care of Yourself for Me, Temperance, Fragile Passion, Chinese Symbol of
Womanhood



BACHELOR BUTTON -

Single Blessedness



BEGONIA -

Beware



BELLS OF IRELAND -

Good Luck



BITTERSWEET -

Truth



BLUEBELL -

Humility



CACTUS -

Endurance



CALADIUM

Great joy and delight



CAMELLIA

Good luck gift for a man



CAMELLIA (PINK) -

Longing for you



CAMELLIA (RED) -

You're a Flame in My Heart



CAMELLIA (WHITE) -

You're Adorable



CARNATION (GENERAL) -

Fascination, Woman Love



CARNATION (PINK) -

I'll Never Forget You



CARNATION (RED) -

My Heart Aches For You, Admiration



CARNATION (PURPLE) -

Capriciousness, Whimsical



CARNATION (SOLID COLOR) -

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



CATTAIL -

Peace, Prosperity



CHRYSANTHEMUM (GENERAL) -

You're a Wonderful Friend, Cheerfulness and Rest.



CHRYSANTHEMUM (WHITE) -

Truth



CHRYSANTHEMUM (YELLOW) -

Slighted Love



CROCUS -

Cheerfulness, gladness



CYCLAMEN -

Resignation and Good-bye



DAFFODIL -

Respect, Regard, Unrequited Love, You're the Only One, The Sun is Always Shining
when I'm with You



DAISY -

Innocence, Loyal Love, I'll Never Tell, Purity



DANDELION -

Faithfulness, Happiness



FERN -

Magic, Fascination, Confidence and Shelter



FIR -

Time



FLAX -

Domestic Symbol



FORGET-ME-NOT -

True Love, Good Memories



FORSYTHIA -

Anticipation



FREESIA

T rust



GARDENIA -

You're Lovely, Secret Love



GERANIUM -

Stupidity, Folly



GLADIOLI -

Give Me a Break, I'm Really Sincere, Flower of the Gladiators



GLOXINIA -

Love at First Sight



HEATHER (LAVENDER) -

Admiration, Solitude



HEATHER (WHITE) -

Protection, Wishes Will Come True



HOLLY -

Defence, Domestic Happiness



HONEYSUCKLE

Happiness



HYACINTH (GENERAL) -

Games and Sports, Rashness, Flower Dedicated to Apollo



HYACINTH (BLUE) -

Constancy



HYACINTH (PURPLE) -

I am 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



IRIS -

Fleur-de-lis, Emblem of France, Your Friendship Means so Much to Me, Faith,
Hope, Wisdom and Valour, My Compliments



IVY -

Wedded Love, Fidelity, Friendship, Affection



JONQUIL -

Love Me, Affection Returned, Desire, Sympathy, Desire for Affection Returned



LARKSPUR (PINK) -

Fickleness



LILY (WHITE) -

Virginity, Purity, Majesty, It's Heavenly to be with You



LILY (YELLOW) -

I'm Walking on Air, False and Gay



LILY (CALLA) -

Beauty



LILY (DAY) -

Coquetry, Chinese Emblem for Mother



LILY (EUCHARIS) -

Maiden Charms



LILY (TIGER) -

Wealth, Pride



LILY OF THE VALLEY -

Sweetness, Tears of the Virgin Mary, Return to Happiness, Humility, You've Made
My Life Complete, beauty, gaiety



MAGNOLIA -

Nobility



MARIGOLD -

Cruelty, Grief, Jealousy



MISTLETOE -

Kiss me, Affection, To Surmount Difficulties, Sacred Plant of India



MONKSHOOD -

Beware, A Deadly Foe is Near



MOSS -

Maternal Love, Charity



MYRTLE -

Love, Hebrew Emblem of Marriage



NARCISSUS -

Egotism, Formality, Stay as Sweet as You Are



NASTURTIUM -

Conquest, Victory in Battle



OLEANDER -

Caution



ORANGE BLOSSOM -

Innocence, Eternal Love, Marriage and Fruitfulness



ORANGE MOCK -

Deceit



ORCHID -

Love, Beauty, Refinement, Beautiful Lady, Chinese Symbol for Many Children,
Thoughtful, Maturity, Charm



ORCHID (CATTLEYA) -

Mature Charm



PALM LEAVES -

Victory and Success



PEONY -

Shame, Happy Life, Happy Marriage



PETUNIA -

Resentment, Anger, Your Presence Sooths Me



PINE -

Hope, Pity



POPPY (GENERAL) -

Eternal Sleep, Oblivion, Imagination



POPPY (RED) -

Pleasure



POPPY (WHITE) -

Consolation



POPPY (YELLOW) -

Wealth, Success



PRIMROSE -

I Can't Live Without You



PRIMROSE (EVENING) -

Inconstancy



ROSE (BRIDAL) -

Happy Love



ROSE (DARK CRIMSON) -

Mourning



ROSE (HIBISCUS) -

Delicate Beauty



ROSE (LEAF) -

You May Hope



ROSE (PINK) -

Perfect Happiness, Please Believe Me



ROSE (RED) -

Love, I Love You



ROSE (TEA) -

I'll Remember Always



ROSE (THORNLESS) -

Love at First Sight



ROSE (WHITE) -

Innocence and Purity, I am Worthy of You, You're Heavenly, Secrecy and Silence




ROSE (WHITE AND RED MIXED) -

Unity, Flower Emblem of England



ROSE (WHITE-DRIED) -

Death is Preferable to Loss of Virtue



ROSE (YELLOW) -

Decrease of Love, Jealousy, Try to Care



ROSEBUD -

Beauty and Youth, A Heart Innocent of Love



ROSEBUD (RED) -

Pure and Lovely



ROSEBUD (WHITE) -

Girlhood



ROSEBUD (MOSS) -

Confessions of Love



ROSES (Bouquet of Mature Blooms) -

Gratitude



ROSES (Single Full Bloom) -

I Love You, I Still Love You



SMILAX -

Loveliness



SNAPDRAGON -

Deception, Gracious Lady



SPIDER FLOWER -

Elope with Me



STEPHANOTIS -

Happiness in Marriage, Desire to Travel



STOCK -

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



SUNFLOWER

Pride, Sunshine



SWEETPEA -

Good-bye, Departure, Blissful Pleasure, Thank You for a Lovely Time



TULIP (GENERAL) -

Perfect Lover, Frame, Flower Emblem of Holland



TULIP (RED) -

Believe Me, Declaration of Love



TULIP (VARIEGATED) -

Beautiful Eyes



TULIP (YELLOW) -

There's Sunshine in Your Smile



VIOLET -

Modesty



VIOLET (BLUE) -

Watchfulness, Faithfulness, I'll Always Be True



VIOLET (WHITE) -

Let's Take a Chance



VISCARIA

Dance With Me



WISTERIA

Welcome



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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