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Flower Meanings

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Different Flowers have different meanings when you send them. Have a look at our guide to make sure that you are sending the right flowers for the right occasion.

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Common NameBotanical NameMeanings
AcaciaAcaciaBeauty in retxirement; Friendship; Concealed love: Chaste love
AconiteAconitumBeware, a deadly foe is near
Allium Unity; Humility; Patience
Alstroemeria Wealth; Prosperity; Fortune
Ambrosia Your love is reciprocated
AmaryllisHippeastrumPride; Splendid Beauty; Timidity
Anenome Forsaken; Expectations
AsterCallistephusSymbol of love; Daintiness; Afterthought
Baby's BreathGypsophilaPure of heart; Innocence
Bachelor's ButtonCentaurea CyanusHope in love; Felicity; Delicacy; Single blessedness
Bells of IrelandMollucella LaevisGood luck
BluebellScilla NutansHumility; Everlasting love
Bouvardia Enthusiasm
Buttercup Childishness
Cactus Endurance
Caladium Great joy and delight
Camellia Gratitude; Perfection
Camellia (blue) You're a flame in my heart
Camellia (pink) Longing for you
Camelia (white) You're adorable; Perfected lovliness
Camellia (red) Unpretending excellance
CarnationDianthus CaryophyllusFascination; Womanly love; Devoted love
Carnation (Red)Dianthus CaryophyllusMy heart aches for you; Admiration
Carnation ( Pink)Dianthus CaryophyllusI'll never forget you; Woman's love
Carnation (Purple)Dianthus CaryophyllusCapriciousness
Carnation (Striped)Dianthus CaryophyllusSorry I can't be with you; No; Refusal; Wish I could be with you
Carnation (White)Dianthus CaryophyllusInnocence; Sweet and lovely; Pure love; Woman's good luck gift; You're adorable
Carnation (Yellow)Dianthus CaryophyllusRejection; You have disappointed me
ChrysanthemumDendranthemaCheerfulness; You're a wonderful friend; Rest; Lovliness; Abundance; Wealth
Chrysanthemum (Red)DendranthemaI love
Chrysanthemum (Yellow)DendranthemaSlighted love
Chrysanthemum (White)DendranthemaTruth
Crocus Youthful gladness; Cheerfulness
CyclamenCyclamenResignation; Goodbye
Daffodil You're the only one; Regard; Unrequited love; The sun shines when I'm with you
DahliaDahliaDignity; Elegance; Good taste; Instability
Daisy Innocence; Loyal love; I'll never tell; Purity; Gentleness; Romance
Delphinium Flight of fancy; Ardent attachment
Fern Secret bond of love; Fascination; Sincerity; Magic
Fleur De Lis Flame; Burning
Forget-Me-NotMyosotisFaithful love; Undying hope; Memories; Do not forget; True love
Forsythia Good nature; Innocence; Anticipation
Freesia Innocence; Trust; Friendship
Galax Encouragement
Gardenia Purity; Sweet love; You're lovely; Secret love; Refinement
GeraniumHardy CranesbillFolly; Stupidity
Gladiolus Strength of character; Sincerity; Generosity; Natural grace
Gloxinia Love at first sight
Grass Submission
Heather (Lavender)EricaAdmiration; Solitude
Heather (White) Protection; Wishes will come true
Hibiscus Delicate beauty
Holly Foresight; Domestic happiness; Defense
HyacinthHyacinthusGames; Sports; Rashness
Hyacinth (Blue)HyacinthusConstancy
Hyacinth (Purple)HyacinthusPlease forgive me; Sorrow
Hyacinth (Red / Pink)HyacinthusPlay
Hyacinth (White)HyacinthusLovliness; I'll pray for you
Hyacinth (Yellow)HyacinthusJealousy
HydrangeaHydrangeaThank-you for understanding; Frigidity; Heartlessness
IrisIrisFaith; Wisdom; Valor; Promise; My compliments; Hope; Message
Ivy Wedded love; Fidelity; Friendship; Affection
JonquilNarcissusAffection returned; Sympathy; Desire; Love me
Lilac (Purple)SyringaFirst emotion of love
Lilac (White)SyringaYouthful innocence; Purity; Modesty; Virginity; Majesty
Lily ( Calla)ZantedeschiaBeauty
Lily (Day)HermerocallisConquetry
Lily (Eucharis) Maiden charms
Lily (Tiger) Wealth; Pride; Prosperity
Lily of the Valley Sweetness; Humility; Return of happiness
Longi LilyLilium LongiflorumPure; Modest
Magnolia Love of nature; Nobility; Dignity
MarigoldTagetesGrief; Cruelty; Jealousy; Sacred affection; Despair
Mimosa, BloomAcaciaConcealed love; Sensitivity
MonkshoodAconitumChivalry; Beware; A deadly foe is near
Moss Maternal love; Charity
MyrtleVincaDuty; Affection; Home; Love; Discipline; Instruction
Narcissus Stay as sweet as you are; Egotism; Formality
NasturtiumTropaeolumPatriotism; Conquest; Victory in battle
Oleander Caution; Beauty; Grace
Orange Blossom Purity; Innocence; Eternal love; Marriage; Fruitfulness; Lovliness
Orchid Love; Beauty; Refinement; Beautiful lady; Flower of magnificence
Orchid (Cattleaya) Mature charm
Palm Leaves Victory; Success
PansyViolaThoughtful reflection; Merriment
Peony Bashfulness; Happy marriage; Prosperity
PetuniaPetunia HybridaResentment; Anger; Your presence soothes me
PhloxPhloxOur souls are united
Pine Hope; Pity
Poinsettia Be of good cheer
PoppyPapaverEternal sleep; Imagination; Oblivion
Poppy ( Red)PapaverPleasure
Poppy ( White)PapaverConsolation
Poppy (Yellow)PapaverWealth; Success
PrimrosePrimulaI can't live without you
Primrose (Evening)LamarckianaInconstancy
Queen Anne's LaceAmmi MajusHaven
Ranunculus Radiant; Charming
Rose (Red) Love; I love you; Respect; Courage
Rose (Pink) Perfect happiness; Gentility; Grace; Please believe me
Rose (Deep Pink) Thank you
Rose (Light Pink) Admiration
Rose (Yellow) Friendship; Joy and happiness; Jealousy; Trying to care; Gladness
Rose (White) Innocence; Purity; Heavenly; Secrecy; Silence; Charm
Rose (Peach / Coral) Enthusiasm; Desire
Rose (Orange) Enthusiasm; Desire
Roses (Red & White) Unity
Rose (Single Red) Simplicity; I love you
Rose (Long Stemmed) I will remember you always
Rose (Short Stemmed) Sweetheart; Girlhood
Roses (Assorted Colours) You're everything to me
Roses (Mature Blooms) Gratitude
Roses (Single Full Bloom) I love you; I still love you
Rosebud Beauty; Youth; A heart innocent of love
Rosebud (Red) Pure; Lovely
Rosebud (White) Girlhood
SnapdragonAntirrhinumGracious lady; Deception; Presumption
Spider Flower Elope with me
Statice Sympathy; Rememberance
Stephanotis Happiness in marriage; Desire to travel; Come to me
StockMatthiolaLasting beauty; Bonds of affection; Promptness; You'll always be beautiful to me
SunflowerHelianthusAdoration; Pride; Sunshine
Sweet PeaLathyrusDelicate pleasures; Goodbye; Blissful pleasure; Departure; Thank you for a lovely time
Sweet WilliamDianthus BarbatusGrant me one smile; Gallantry
TulipTulipaPerfect lover; Fame; Love; Passion
Tulip (Red)TulipaBelieve me; Declaration of love
Tulip (Yellow)TulipaThere is sunshine in your smile; Hopeless love
Tulip (Variegated)TulipaBeautiful eyes
Verbena Will you get your wish?
Veronica Fidelity
VioletViolaModesty; Faithfulness; Virtue
Violet (Blue)ViolaI'll always be true; Watchfulness
Violet (White)ViolaLet's take a chance on happiness
Viscaria Will you dance with me?
WallflowerErysimumFidelity in adversity
Water Lily Purity of heart
Xeranthemum Eternity; Immortality
Yarrow Healing
ZinniaZinniaThoughts of absent friends
Zinnia (Magenta)ZinniaLasting affection
Zinnia (Scarlet)ZinniaConstancy
Zinnia (White)ZinniaGoodness
Zinnia (Yellow)ZinniaDaily rememberance
Zinnia (Mixed)ZinniaThinking / In memory of an absent friend

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