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Flower Meanings

Much has been written on the meaning of various flowers, and even the meaning of specific colors of flowers. It's a subject that generates a certain amount of controversy and disagreement. Nevertheless, the following provides some general guidelines for those who are interested in conveying a special meaning with their gift.

  • Amaryllis - pride, splendid beauty

  • Aster - symbol of love, daintiness

  • Begonia - beware

  • Camellia - gratitude

  • Camellia (Pink) - longing for you

  • Camellia (Red) - You're a flame in my heart

  • Camellia (White) - You're Adorable

  • Carnation - fascination

  • Carnation (Striped) - refusal, sorry, I can't

  • Carnation (White) - pure love, innocence

  • Carnation (Yellow) - rejection, disappointment

  • Carnation (Red) - admiration

  • Chrysanthemum - cheerfulness

  • Chrysanthemum (Red) - I love

  • Chrysanthemum (White) - truth

  • Chrysanthemum (Yellow) - slighted love

  • Crocus - youthful gladness, cheerfulness

  • Daffodil - regard

  • Dahlia - good taste

  • Daisy - innocence, loyalty, purity

  • Forget-Me-Not - faithful love, undying hope, true love, memories

  • Geranium - folly, stupidity

  • Gladiolus - strength of character

  • Hydrangea - frigidness, heartlessness

  • Iris - faith, wisdom

  • Lilac (Purple) - first love

  • Lilac (White) - pure and innocent

  • Lilly (Calla) - beauty

  • Lily (Day) - coquetry

  • Lilly (Tiger) - prosperity, pride

  • Marigold - grief, cruelty, jealousy

  • Mum - hope

  • Narcissus - egotism

  • Orchid - love, beauty, refinement

  • Pansy - thoughtful

  • Peony - healing, prosperity

  • Petunia - resentment

  • Poppy - eternal sleep

  • Poppy (Red) - pleasure

  • Poppy (White) - consolation

  • Rose (Peach) - enthusiasm, desire

  • Rose (Pink) - secret love, perfect happiness

  • Rose (Red) - romantic love

  • Rose (White) - purity

  • Rose (Yellow) - friendship

  • Snapdragon - gracious lady, deception, presumption

  • Sunflower - adoration, pride, sunshine

  • Sweet pea - goodbye, blissful pleasure

  • Tulip - fame, love, passion

  • Verbena - Will you get your wish?

  • Violet - modesty, virtue, faithfulness

  • Zinnia - thoughts of absent friends