Meaning of Flowers & The Types of Flowers

The meaning of flowers dates back as far as antiquity and has been used as a means of communication in many cultures. During the Vitorian period historians believe, various floral arrangements were often used to send coded messages, to express feelings which otherwise could not be spoken. Today flowers are still being used as way of conveying a message for a range of feelings from love to sympathy. Use our Flower Guide below to find the right bouquet to express yourself or convey a message.

The Symbolic Meanings of Different Flowers

A

Alstroemeria - friendship and devotion

Amaryllis - startling, sensational

Anemone - delicate

Anthurium - warmth, cordiality

Apple Blossom - pledge, covenant

Aster - quaities of commness, stability

Azalea - generosity

B

Baby's Breath - joyous

Bachelor Button - forsight

Begonia - deep thoughts

Birds of Paradise - contentment, prosperity

Black-Eyed Susan - praise and support

C

Camellia - compassionate, considerate

Carnation

  • pink - grace
  • red - admiration
  • purple - unpredictable; eccentric
  • striped - rejection
  • white - recognition
  • yellow - optimistic

Chrysanthemum

  • bronze - adventure
  • white - dedication
  • red - sharing
  • yellow - secret admirer

Cosmos - harmonious

Crocus - anticipation

 

 

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D

Daffodil - courage

Delphinium - daring, bravery

Daisy - innocence

F

Freesia - benevolence

Forget-Me-Not - remember me

G

Gardenia - joy

Geranium - convenience

Ginger - ostentatious

Gladiolus - strong willed

H

Heather - good fortune

Hibiscus - fine beauty

Holly - happiness

Hyacinth - reliability

Hydrangea - compassionate, dedication

 

 

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I

Iris - enthusiasm

Ivy - reliability

J

Jasmine - gracefulness and charm

L

Larkspur - good spirit

Lavender - suspicion, disbelief

Lilac - first love

Lily

  • Calla Lily - glorius
  • Casablanca - celebration
  • Day Lily - exhilaration
  • Stargazer Lily - aspiration

Lisianthus - acknowledgment

 

 

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M

Magnolia - greatness

Marigold - desiring wealth

N

Nasturtium - loyalty

O

Orange Blossom - abundance

Orchid - subtle beauty

 

 

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P

Pansy - loving thoughts

Passion - flower passion

Peony - invigorating

Poppy - encouragement

Q

Queen Anne's Lace - femininity

R

Ranunculus - sparkling

Rhododendron - shun

Rose

  • pink - friendliness
  • red - romance, love
  • red & white - unity
  • white - pure
  • yellow - passionate
  • orange - excitement, passion

 

 

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S

Snapdragon - confident, pretentious

Star of Bethlehem - achievement, hope

Stephanotis - good luck

Statice - achievement

Sunflower - infatuation, adoring

Sweetpea - modesty

T

Tuberose - gratification

Tulip

  • pink - thoughtfulness, caring
  • purple - majestic
  • red - love, adoration
  • white - forgiving
  • yellow - in love

 

 

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V

Violet - loyalty

W

Wisteria - persevering

Y

Yarrow - good health

Z

Zinnia - thoughtfulness