FLOWERS MEANING - SEND FRESH
ACACIA: Concealed love, chaste love.
AGAPANTHUS: Love letters, love.
ALMOND, FLOWERING: Hope.
ALSTROMERIA: Wealth, prosperity, fortune.
ALYSSUM: Worth beyond beauty.
AMARYLLIS: Pride, beauty.
AMBROSIA: Love is reciprocated.
AMERICAN ELM: Patriotism.
ANEMONE: Forsaken, expectation.
APPLE BLOSSOMS: Good fortune.
ARBUTUS: Thee only do I love.
ASH TREE: Grandeur.
ASPARAGUS FERN: Fascination.
ASTER: Variety, elegance, daintiness. This purple wildflower
was once burned by the ancients because they believed the
resulting smoke would drive away evil. It was named for the
Latin word for "star." Also known as the birthflower for
ASTILBE: I'll still be waiting.
AZALEA: Love, romance, first love, fragile passion,
temperance. It is also the Chinese symbol of womanhood.
BABY'S BREATH: Innocence.
BACHELOR'S BUTTON: Single blessedness, felicity, celibacy.
BALSAM: Ardent love.
BAMBOO: Strength, loyalty, steadfastness.
BASIL: Best wishes.
BAY WREATH: Merit reward.
BEECH TREE: Prosperity.
BEGONIA: Be cordial, fanciful nature, beware.
BELLS OF IRELAND: Good luck, gratitude, whimsy.
BIRD OF PARADISE: Magnificence.
BLACK POPLAR: Courage.
BLUEBELL: Humility, constancy, grief.
BROOM: Humility, neatness.
BUGLE: Lovable, cheers the heart.
BUTTERCUP: Childishness, riches, ingratitude.
BUTTERFLY WEED: Let me go.
CACTUS: Endurance, warmth.
CALENDULA: Grace, grief, jealousy. Also the birthflower for
CALLA LILY: Magnificent beauty. Associated with the sixth
CAMELLIA: Gratitude, loveliness.
CAMELLIA, PINK: Longing for you.
CAMELLIA, RED: You're a flame in my heart.
CAMELLIA, WHITE: You're adorable.
CARNATION: Fascination, distinction, divine love, woman,
yes. Also the birthflower for January.
CARNATION, PINK: A woman's love, I'll never forget you,
CARNATION, PURPLE: Capriciousness.
CARNATION, RED: Alas for my poor heart, admiration, my heart
aches for you, friendship, pride, fascination.
CARNATION, STRIPED: Refusal, No, sorry I can't be with you.
CARNATION, WHITE: Innocence, faithfulness, sweet and lovely,
pure love, ardent love, good luck. These lovely flowers have
lasting qualities, and are often handed out on Mother's Day
to symbolize the purity and strength of motherhood. They
were handed out at the first Mother's Day service in 1908.
CARNATION, YELLOW: Disdain, rejection, you have disappointed
CATTAIL: Peace, prosperity.
CHESTNUT TREE: Justice, luxury.
CHRISTMAS/LENTEN ROSE (HELLEBORE): Beautiful year ahead.
CHRYSANTHEMUM: Cheerfulness, optimism, rest, truth, long
life, joy. Considered to be a noble flower in Asian culture,
mums are used as an object of meditation per a suggestion by
Confucius. Also the birthflower for November.
CHRYSANTHEMUM, RED: I love.
CHRYSANTHEMUM, WHITE: Truth, loyal love.
CHRYSANTHEMUM, YELLOW: Slighted love.
CLEMATIS: Clever, intellectual. Associated with the eighth
CLOVER, FOUR-LEAF: Good luck, be mine. Faith, hope, love,
and luck are represented by the four leaves. If you give
your lover a four-leaf clover that you found, you belong to
COLUMBINE: Salvation, strength, wisdom.
COSMOS: Modesty. Associated with the 2nd wedding
COWSLIP: Grace, beauty.
CRANBERRY: Heartache cure.
CROCUS: Cheerfulness, gladness, abuse not.
CYCLAMEN: Resignation, good-bye.
CYPRESS: Mourning, death.
DAFFODIL: Regard, rebirth, new beginnings, unrequited love,
you're the only one, chivalry, eternal life. Associated with
the tenth wedding anniversary. Also the birthflower for
DAFFODIL, SINGLE: Misfortune.
DAFFODIL, SEVERAL: Joy, happiness.
DAHLIA: Instability, dignity, forever, good taste.
Associated with the fourteenth wedding anniversary.
DAISY: Innocence, loyal love, I'll never tell, purity, love
that conquers all. Associated with the fifth wedding
DANDELION: Faithfulness, happiness, love's oracle.
DAY LILY: Coquetry, Chinese emblem for mother. Associated
with the twentieth wedding anniversary.
DELPHINIUM: Big-hearted, fun.
ELDERBERRY: Zeal, kindness.
FENNEL: Strength, praise.
FERN: Sincerity, magic, fascination, confidence, shelter.
FEVERFEW: Good health.
FLAX: Domestic symbol, fate, kindness.
FORGET-ME-NOT: True love, hope, remembrance, memories.
FREESIA: Innocence, thoughtfulness.
FUSCHIA: Taste. Associated with the third wedding
GARDENIA: You're lovely, secret love, joy, sweet love, good
GARLIC CHIVES: Protection, courage, strength.
GERANIUM: Stupidity, folly, comfort, gentility. Associated
with the fourth wedding anniversary.
GINGER: Strength, safe, pleasant, warming, comforting.
GLADIOLUS: Strength of character, remembrance, infatuation,
splendid beauty, give me a break, I'm really sincere, flower
of the Gladiators, admiration, tells recipients that they
pierce the heart like a sword. Because the gladiolus has
blade-shaped leaves, the name comes from the Latin word
gladius which means sword. Also the birthflower for August.
GLOXINA: Love at first sight.
HEATHER, LAVENDER: Admiration, solitude, beauty.
HEATHER, WHITE: Protection, wishes will come true.
HEN-AND-CHICKENS: Welcome home husband however drunk you
HIBISCUS: Delicate beauty.
HOLLY: Foresight, defense, domestic happiness, enchantment.
HOLLY BERRIES: Christmas joy.
HOLLYHOCK: Ambition, fruitfulness. Associated with the
thirteenth wedding anniversary.
HONEYSUCKLE: Bonds of love, generous, devoted affection.
HUCKLEBERRY: Simple pleasure.
HYACINTH: Sport, play, games, rashness, flower dedicated to
HYACINTH, BLUE: Constancy.
HYACINTH, PURPLE: I am sorry, sorrow, please forgive me.
HYACINTH, RED OR PINK: Play.
HYACINTH, WHITE: Loveliness, I'll pray for you.
HYACINTH, YELLOW: Jealousy.
HYDRANGEA: Thank you for understanding, frigidity,
IRIS: Wisdom, Fleur-de-lis, emblem of France, valued
friendship, faith, hope, valor, my compliments, passion.
Associated with the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
IRIS, BLUE: Faith, hope.
IRIS, PURPLE: Wisdom, compliments.
IRIS, YELLOW: Passion.
IRIS, WHITE: Purity.
IVY: Fidelity, wedded love, friendship, affection, marriage.
JACK-IN-THE-PULPIT: Associated with the seventh wedding
JACOB'S LADDER: Come down.
JASMINE, WHITE or INDIAN: Amiability , I attach myself to
you, sensuality, attachment.
JASMINE, SPANISH: Sensuality.
JASMINE, YELLOW: Grace, elegance.
JONQUIL: Sympathy , love me, affection returned, desire.
LADY'S SLIPPER: Capricious beauty, win me.
LARKSPUR: Fickleness, ardent attachment, levity, lightness.
Also the birthflower for July.
LARKSPUR, PINK: Fickleness.
LARKSPUR, PURPLE: First love.
LAUREL: Glory, success.
LAVENDER: Devotion, happiness, success, luck, distrust.
LEATHERLEAF FERN: Fascination.
LEMON BLOSSOMS: Faithful love.
LILAC: Youthful, humility, confidence.
LILY: Majesty, wealth, pride, innocence, purity.
LILY, WHITE: Purity, modesty, virginity, majesty, it's
heavenly to be with you. The white lily is linked to Juno,
the queen of the gods in Roman mythology, by the story that
while nursing her son Hercules, some excess milk fell from
the sky creating the group of stars we call the Milky Way,
and lilies were created from what milk fell to the earth.
The Easter lily is also known as the symbol of the Virgin
LILY, ORANGE: flame, I burn for you.
LILY, YELLOW: I'm walking on air, false, gay.
LILY OF THE VALLEY: Return of happiness, purity of heart,
sweetness, tears of the Virgin Mary, you've made my life
complete, humility, happiness, love's good fortune. The
legend of the lily of the valley is that it sprang from
Eve's tears when she was kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
It is also believed that this flower protects gardens from
evil spirits. Also known as the flower of May.
LIVE OAK: Liberty.
LOTUS BLOSSOM: Estranged love.
MAGNOLIA: Dignity, love of nature, nobility.
MARIGOLD: Affection, cruelty, grief, jealousy. The marigold
was called Mary's Gold by early Christians who placed
garlands of marigolds by statues of the Virgin Mary.
MARIGOLD, POT: Grief, despair.
MINT: Virtue, warmth, protection.
MISTLETOE: Kiss me, affection, to surmount difficulties,
sacred plant of India.
MONKSHOOD: Beware, a deadly foe is near, danger.
MORNING GLORY: Loves you, affection. Associated with the
eleventh wedding anniversary.
MOSS: Maternal love, charity.
MULBERRY TREE: Wisdom.
MYRTLE: Love, Hebrew emblem of marriage.
NARCISSUS: Egotism, conceit, self love, self admiration,
formality, stay as sweet as you are. Also known as the
birthflower for December.
NASTURTIUM: Conquest, victory in battle, patriotism.
Associated with the fortieth wedding anniversary.
OAK LEAVES: Bravery.
OAK TREE: Hospitality.
OLIVE BRANCH: Peace.
ORANGE BLOSSOMS/FLOWERS: Purity, innocence, eternal love,
marriage and fruitfulness, fertility, pure loveliness,
ORANGE, MOCK: Deceit.
ORANGE TREE: Generosity.
ORCHID: Rare beauty, love, refinement, beautiful lady,
Chinese symbol for many children, mature charm, beauty, long
life. Associated with twenty-eighth wedding anniversary.
PALM LEAVES: Victory, success.
PANSY: Receipient is being thought about, loyalty. The
flower's name comes from the French word pensée which means
thought or remembrance. Because pansies often have three
colors in one blossom, they have been symbolic of the
Trinity. Associated with the first wedding anniversary.
Engaged couples placed garlands of pansies around their
PAPERWHITE: Aphrodisiac due to its intoxicating scent. It is
also the national flower of Wales because it often blooms on
March 1st which is St. David's feast day, Wales' patron
PARSLEY: Festivity, thanks, gratitude.
PEACH BLOSSOMS: Captive, unequalled qualities, longevity.
PEAR BLOSSOMS: Affection.
PEAR TREE: Comfort.
PEONY: Bashfulness, shame, happy life, happy marriage, good
health, prosperity. Associated with the twelfth wedding
PEPPERMINT: Cordiality, warmth.
PETUNIA: Resentment, anger, don't despair, your presence
PHLOX: Unanimity, united hearts, united souls.
PINE: Pity, warm friendship, vigorous life, spiritual
PINE CONE: Conviviality, life.
PLUM TREE: Fidelity, longevity.
POMEGRANATE: Foolishness, elegance.
POPLAR: Courage, time.
POPPY: Eternal sleep, oblivion, imagination. Associated with
ninth wedding anniversary.
POPPY, RED: Pleasure, consolation.
POPPY, WHITE: Consolation, sleep, rest.
POPPY, YELLOW: Wealth, success.
PRIMROSE: Happiness, satisfaction, I can't live without you.
PRIMROSE, EVENING: Happy love.
PUSSY WILLOW: Illness recovery.
QUEEN ANNE'S LACE: Haven.
RANUNCULUS: You are radiant with charm, radiant charm,
RHODODENDRON: Danger, caution.
ROSE: Love, passion, perfection. The rose was named for the
Latin word rosa which means red. It has been a symbol of
love since ancient times. Associated with the fifthteenth
wedding anniversary. It is also known as the birthflower of
ROSE, BURGUNDY: Beauty within.
ROSE, CORAL: Desire.
ROSE, DARK CRIMSON: Mourning.
ROSE, HIBISCUS: Delicate beauty.
ROSE, LAVENDER: Love at first sight, enchantment.
ROSE, LEAF: You may hope.
ROSE, MOSS: Confessions of love.
ROSE, ORANGE: Fascination, display feeling of enthusiasm.
ROSE, PEACH: Desire, gratitude, apprecation, admiration,
ROSE, PINK: Happiness, appreciation, admiration, friendship,
ROSE, DARK PINK: Thankfulness.
ROSE, LIGHT PINK: Grace, gladness, joy, perfect happiness,
please believe me, gratitude, admiration, gentility.
ROSE, RED: Love, passion, respect, courage, I love you,
beauty, pure and lovely, prosperity.
ROSE, DEEP RED: Un-selfconscious beauty.
ROSE, SINGLE, FULL BLOOM: I love you, I still love you, new
ROSE, BUD, SMALL: Pure and lovely, beauty and youth, a heart
innocent of love, confession of love.
ROSE, THORNLESS: Love at first sight.
ROSE, WHITE: Innocence, purity, secrecy, I am worthy of you,
silence, friendship, truth, virtue, girlhood, humility
spiritual love, but of the soul, reverence, charm, happy
ROSE, WHITE, DRIED: Death is preferable to loss of virtue.
ROSE, YELLOW: Joy, friendship, true love, decrease of love,
jealousy, try to care, freedom, slighted love, shows "I
ROSES, BOUQUET, MATURE: Gratitude.
ROSES, RED & WHITE TOGETHER: Unity, flower emblem of
ROSES, YELLOW & RED TOGETHER: Happiness, congratulations.
ROSES, YELLOW & ORANGE TOGETHER: Passionate thoughts.
ROSEMARY: Remembrance, devotion, purity, rebirth.
SCABIOUS: Unfortunate love, widowhood.
SHAMROCK: Light heartedness.
SNAPDRAGON: Deception, dazzling, gracious lady, presumption.
SORREL: Wit, affection.
SPEARMINT: Warm sentiment.
SPIDER FLOWER: Elope with me.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM: Purity.
STATICE: Sympathy, remembrance, success.
STEPHANOTIS: Happiness in marriage, desire to travel.
STOCK: Lasting beauty, bonds of affection, promptness,
you'll always be beautiful to me, happy life.
STRAW, BROKEN: Broken contract.
STRAW, WHOLE: Union.
STRAWBERRY: Esteem, love.
SUNFLOWER: Follows the sun as it grows, adoration,
haughtiness, devotion. "I don't think there's anything on
this planet that more trumpets life that the sunflower. For
me that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because
it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During
the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the
sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever
light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it.
And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in
life." - Chris's (Helen Mirren) comment in the movie,
SWEET BASIL: Good wishes.
SWEET PEA: Lasting pleasure, good-bye, departure, blissful
pleasure, thank you for a lovely time, I think of you.
Supposedly this delicate flower was named by the poet John
Keats. Associated with the thirtieth wedding anniversary.
Also known as the birthflower of April.
SWEET WILLIAM: Gallantry, smile, finesse.
THISTLE: Retaliation, austerity.
TREE OF LIFE: Old age.
TRUMPET FLOWER: Fame.
TUBEROSE: Dangerous pleasure.
TULIP: Perfect lover, frame, flower emblem of Holland.
TULIP, RED: Believe me, declaration of love, fame.
TULIP, VARIEGATED: Beautiful eyes.
TULIP, YELLOW: Hopeless love, there's sunshine in your
VALERIAN: Accommodating disposition.
VIOLET: Modesty, faithfulness, innocence, understated
beauty, you're in my thoughts. Worn by the ancient Greeks to
induce sleep and to calm tempers. Associated with the
fifieth wedding anniversary. Also known as the birthflower
VIOLET, BLUE: Watchfulness, faithfulness, I'll always be
VIOLET, PURPLE: Thoughts of you, blue love.
VIOLET, WHITE: Let's take a chance, youthful innocence.
VIOLET, YELLOW: Love of country.
WATER LILY: Purity of heart.
WHEAT: Friendliness, riches.
WILLOW, WEEPING: Mourning.
WITCH HAZEL: A spell.
WOODBINE: Fraternal love.
XERANTHEMUM: Cheerfulness under adverse conditions.
YARROW: Healing, sorrow.
ZINNIA: Thoughts of absent friends, in memory of an absent
ZINNIA, SCARLET: Constancy.
ZINNIA, WHITE: Goodness.
ZINNIA, YELLOW: Daily remembrance.
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