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    The Language of Flowers

    As every flower lover knows, flowers have a language all their own. Every sentiment is expressed in one form or another by these fragile blooms, as a leading psychologist states: "Flowers are a perfect replica of human life."

    The following table provides a list of flowers and their corresponding meanings. If a flower name has an image of the flower, you can click on the image to see the flower in greater detail. 

    Flower

    Meaning

    Flower

    Meaning

    Acacia Blossom

    Concealed love; Beauty in retirement; Chaste love

    Acorn

    Nordic symbol of life and immortality

    Ambrosia

    Your love is reciprocated

    Amaryllis

    Pastoral poetry

    Arbutus

    Thee only do I love

    Aster
     aster

    Symbol of love; Daintiness

    Azalea
    azalea 

    Take care of yourself for me; Temperance; Fragile passion; Chinese symbol of womanhood

    Bachelor Button
     bachelor button

    Single blessedness

    Bells of Ireland

    Good luck

    Bittersweet

    Truth

    Bluebell

    Humility

    Cactus

    Endurance

    Camellia

    Admiration; Perfection; Good luck; Gift to a man

    Camellia, Pink
     camillia pink

    Longing for you

    Camellia, Red

    You're a flame in my heart

    Camellia, White

    You're adorable

    Carnation, General
    carnation general 

    Fascination; Divine love

    Carnation, Pink
     carnation pink

    I'll never forget you

    Carnation, Purple

    Capriciousness

    Carnation, Red

    My heart aches for you; Admiration

    Carnation, Solid color

    Yes

    Carnation, Striped

    No; 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

    Cattail

    Peace; Prosperity

    Chrysanthemum, General

    You're a wonderful friend; Cheerfulness and rest

    Chrysanthemum, Red
     Chrysanthemum red

    I love

    Chrysanthemum, White
     Chrysanthemum white

    Truth

    Coreopsis

    Always Cheerful

    Crocus

    Cheerfulness

    Daffodil
     daffodil

    Regard; 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
    Dandelion 

    Faithfulness; Happiness

    Fern

    Magic; Fascination; Confidence and shelter

    Fern, Maidenhair

    Secret bond of love

    Fir

    Time

    Flax

    Domestic symbol

    Forget-Me-Not

    True love; Memories

    Forsythia

    Anticipation

    Gardenia
     Gardenia

    You're lovely; Secret love

    Garlic

    Courage; Strength

    Gladiolus
     Gladiolus

    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
     holly

    Defense; Domestic Happiness

    Hyacinth, General

    Games and sports; Flower dedicated to Apollo

    Hyacinth, Blue

    Constancy

    Hyacinth, Purple

    I am sorry; Please forgive me

    Hyacinth, Red or Pink

    Play

    Hyacinth, White

    Loveliness; I'll pray for you

    Hydrangea
     Hydrangea

    Thank you for understanding

    Iris
     iris

    Fleur-de-lis, Emblem of France; Your friendship means so much to me; Faith; Hope; Wisdom and valor; My compliments

    Ivy
     ivy

    Wedded love; Fidelity; Friendship; Affection

    Ivy Sprig of White Tendrils

    Anxious to please; Affection

    Jonquil

    Love me; Affection returned; Desire; Sympathy; Desire for affection returned

    Lily, Calla

    Beauty

    Lily, Day

    Coquetry; Chinese emblem for mothers

    Lily, Eucharis

    Maiden charms

    Lily, Tiger

    Wealth

    Lily, White

    Virginity; Purity; Majesty; It's heavenly to be with you

    Lily, Yellow

    I'm walking on air

    Lily-of-the-Valley

    Sweetness; Tears of the Virgin Mary; Return to happiness; Humility; You've made my life complete

    Magnolia

    Nobility

    Mistletoe

    Kiss me; Affection; To surmount difficulties; Sacred plant of India; Magic plant of the Druids

    Moss

    Maternal love; Charity

    Myrtle

    Love; Hebrew emblem of marriage

    Narcissus
     Narcissus

    Egotism; Formality; Stay as sweet as you are

    Nasturtium

    Conquest; Victory in battle

    Orange Blossom

    Innocence; Eternal love; Marriage and fruitfulness

    Orchid
    orchid 

    Love; Beauty; Refinement; Beautiful lady; Chinese symbol for many children

    Orchid, Cattleya

    Mature charm

    Palm leaves

    Victory and success

    Peony

    Happy marriage

    Petunia

    Your presence soothes me

    Pine

    Hope

    Poppy, General
     poppy red

    Eternal sleep; Imagination

    Poppy, Red
     poppy

    Pleasure

    Poppy, White

    Consolation

    Poppy, Yellow

    Wealth; Success

    Primrose
     primrose

    I can't live without you

    Rose, Bridal

    Happy love

    Rose, Damask

    Persian ambassador of love

    Rose, Coral

    Desire

    Rose, Dark Pink

    Thankfulness

    Rose, Dark Crimson

    Mourning

    Rose Leaf

    You may hope

    Rose, Lavender

    Enchantment

    Rose, Pale Peach

    Modesty

    Rose, Orange

    Fascination

    Rose, Red
     roses red

    Love; Respect

    Rose, Pale Pink

    Grace; Joy

    Rose, Tea

    I'll remember; Always

    Rose, Single Full Bloom

    I love you; I still love you

    Rose, White

    Innocence and secrecy

    Rose, Thornless

    Love at first sight

    Rose, Yellow

    Joy; Friendship

    Rose, White and Red Together

    Unity white on red together - flower emblem of England

    Rosebud, Moss

    Confessions of love

    Rosebud

    Beauty and youth; A heart innocent of love

    Rosebud, White

    Girlhood

    Rosebud, Red

    Pure and lovely

    Roses, Garland or Crown of

    Reward of merit; Crown; Symbol of superior merit

    Roses, Bouquet in Full Bloom

    Gratitude

    Smilax

    Loveliness

    Roses, Musk Cluster

    Charming

    Spider Flower

    Elope with me

    Snapdragon
    snapdragon 

    Gracious Lady

    Stock

    Bonds of affection; Promptness; You'll always be beautiful to me

    Stephanotis

    Happiness in marriage; Desire to travel

    Sweet Pea
     sweet pea

    Good-bye; Departure; Blissful pleasure; Thank you for a lovely time

     Tulip, General
    tulip


    Perfect lover; Fame; Flower emblem of Holland 

    Tulip, Variegated

    Beautiful Eyes

    Tulip, Red

    Believe me; Declaration of love

    Violet
     violet

    Modesty

    Tulip, Yellow

    There's sunshine in your smile

    Violet, White

    Let's take a chance on happiness

    Violet, Blue

    Watchfulness; Faithfulness; I'll always be there

    Zinnia, Magenta

    Lasting affection

    Viscaria

    Will you dance with me?

    Zinnia, Scarlet

    Constancy

    Zinnia, Mixed

    Thinking (or in memory) of an absent friend

    Zinnia, Yellow

    Daily Remembrance

    Zinnia, White

    Goodness

       

     

     

     

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